PPG expands DURABULL protective coatings to auto parts, accessories market

Bedliner-type coatings protect in heavy-duty applications on pick-ups, SUVs


DURABULL(TM) heavy-duty protective coatings, formulated from an advanced aliphatic polyurea technology, protect vehicles’ exterior components from road debris, stone chips, chemicals and other abrasive materials. They also provide excellent UV (ultraviolet) resistance. For passenger vehicles such as pick-up trucks and SUVs, typical applications are running boards, tow hooks, vehicle steps, tool chests and storage cabinets. DuraBull coatings are suitable for parts of any vehicle that are regularly subjected to high levels of road debris. Additional applications include components on dump and utility service trucks, fire and emergency trucks, trailers, flatbeds and other heavy-duty vehicles. The coatings also can be used on boats and watercraft.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business announced that it has expanded the range of applications for DURABULL(TM) heavy-duty protective coatings in the automotive parts and accessories market.

Formulated from an advanced aliphatic polyurea technology, DuraBull coatings protect vehicles and their exterior components from road debris, stone chips, chemicals and other abrasive materials. They also provide excellent UV (ultraviolet) resistance.

For passenger vehicles such as pick-up trucks and SUVs, typical applications are running boards, tow hooks, vehicle steps, tool chests and storage cabinets. DuraBull coatings are suitable for parts of any vehicle that are regularly subjected to high levels of road debris. Additional applications include components on dump and utility service trucks, fire and emergency trucks, trailers, flatbed trailers and other heavy-duty vehicles. The coatings also can be used on boats and watercraft.

DuraBull coatings create a highly durable finished surface and are available in an array of colors to complement interior and exterior automotive paints, with the most common colors being black and gray. They have excellent impact and crack resistance, and they provide an appearance and texture similar to DURABED(R) bedliner coatings by PPG.

For more information on DuraBull coatings, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com or call 1-888-774-2001.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
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 DuraBull are trademarks and DuraBed is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings
724-274-3845
sbird@ppg.com 
www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com
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