PPG to debut ULTRAPAX coatings package at FABTECH

Liquid, powder, pretreatment and e-coat products also highlighted at Las Vegas event

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 8, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business will introduce ULTRAPAX(TM) packaged pretreatment and powder coatings solutions and exhibit its full range of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat products at FABTECH booth C2739, Nov. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition, James Gezo, PPG technical service consultant, industrial coatings, will present “Introduction to Electrocoating,” a technical seminar that is part of the continuing education program at FABTECH, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.

The new Ultrapax packaged technology program will provide PPG’s customers with a full range of pretreatment products to be coupled with PPG powder coatings as part of a cost-effective, comprehensive, single-source coatings solution.

PPG pretreatment products encompass traditional spray and immersion zinc- and iron-phosphate systems, multi-metal cleaners, low-temperature cleaners, low-temperature phosphates and high-technology zirconium-based products. High-performance powder coatings by PPG are based on polyester, urethane, epoxy, acrylic and hybrid technologies.

Because PPG formulates, produces and tests pretreatment and powder products together, Randy Brent, PPG director, pretreatment and engineered products technology, said the Ultrapax package will offer customers effective and economical coatings solutions backed by PPG’s experience, technology and technical service expertise.

During “Introduction to Electrocoating” Gezo, a 20-year veteran of PPG’s industrial coatings business, will review the anodic and cathodic e-coat processes and examine how each is used to coat many everyday items for appearance, performance and durability enhancement.

As one of the world’s largest coatings manufacturers, PPG offers a comprehensive array of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat products for metal finishing to manufacturers in various industries. In addition to providing “green” coatings with superior corrosion resistance, excellent finish adhesion and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its coatings with industry-leading technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network.

For more about Ultrapax packaged coating solutions and other PPG industrial coatings products, stop by FABTECH booth C2739, visit 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.

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Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings