PPG refinish products earn Good Housekeeping Seal

ENVIROBASE High Performance, AQUABASE Plus coatings backed by trusted symbol of quality

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2012 – ENVIROBASE(R) High Performance and AQUABASE(R) Plus waterborne coatings brands from PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business have received the Good Housekeeping Seal, according to Greg Benckart, PPG vice president, Americas, automotive refinish.

Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus advanced waterborne basecoats are premium-quality refinish coatings that are popular with collision centers throughout the United States and Canada as they shift to low-VOC (volatile organic compound) products. Both Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus coatings are easy to mix and apply, offer consistent and excellent color match, enable easy blending and help shops optimize productivity and efficiency.

The Good Housekeeping Seal is issued by Good Housekeeping magazine and granted to products that have been evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI). Before earning the seal, the scientists and engineers at GHRI review the product to ensure it delivers on all claims made in its advertising, packaging and other informational materials. If the product does not perform as promised or does not meet established standards for quality, it does not earn the seal. The seal has been reassuring consumers about product-purchasing decisions for more than 100 years and is one of the most recognized and respected consumer symbols.

"The Good Housekeeping Seal is one of the most trusted emblems of product quality in today's marketplace," Benckart said. "We have always been very confident about the quality of our products and back them fully. Having the GHRI recognize Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus [brands] as brands our collision centers and their customers can rely on is something we are proud of and hold in high regard."

Collision centers using Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus coatings will display the Good Housekeeping Seal in their shops and in promotional materials, reassuring shops and consumers that the products used in their refinish work are backed by an esteemed symbol of quality.

To learn more about Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus coatings and other PPG Automotive Refinish products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about the Good Housekeeping Seal, visit www.goodhousekeeping.com.

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 is a trademark and Aquabase and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish