PPG to display solar component coatings at Solar Power International

Event set for Sept. 10-13 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business will display its complete offering of protective coatings for aluminum and steel solar components and metal fastener applications at Solar Power International 2012, Sept. 10-13, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

For aluminum solar racks and frames, DURANAR(R) coatings by PPG provide durable, colorful alternatives to anodized aluminum. Available in both liquid and powder formulations, Duranar coatings have a 40-year history of color retention, protection and durability on thousands of buildings and architectural components in difficult seacoast and industrial environments.

PPG also will exhibit its full line of pretreatment products, primers and topcoats for steel solar racks and support structures. These include CHEMFOS(R) zinc-phosphate-based and ZIRCOBOND(R) zirconium-based pretreatments; POWERCRON(R) electrocoat and SPECTRACON(R) ZRC zinc-rich primers; and SOLARCRON(TM) durable, ultra-durable (powder) and premium-durable topcoats.

For metal fastener applications, PPG will highlight coating technologies with decades of proven performance in rigorous automotive manufacturing applications such as rust-preventing zinc-phosphate pretreatment products, colorful cathodic electrocoat technologies and Spincoat organic spin coatings.

As one of the world’s largest and most innovative coatings manufacturers, PPG manufactures a full array of “green” coatings with superior corrosion resistance, excellent finish adhesion and a full spectrum of color choice. PPG backs its coatings with industry-leading technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network.

To learn more about PPG coatings for the solar industry, visit booth 756 at Solar Power International, click on www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com or call 1-888-774-2001.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface and Solarcron are trademarks and Chemfos, Duranar, Powercron, Spectracron and Zircobond are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings