PPG launches ALK28-901 topcoat

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2013 – The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced ALK28-901, a factory-packaged 2.8 VOC (volatile organic compound) alkyd enamel intended for general industrial use. The new black topcoat is fast-drying and suitable for trailers, metal fabrications, castings, cabinets, machinery and heavy equipment.

“This is an excellent high-quality product for the value-conscious coating segment,” said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager for commercial coatings. “We’ve formulated ALK28-901 to be a versatile solution for a variety of industrial applications. It can be applied directly to metal, on select substrates or over approved primers. In addition, its fast-dry characteristics and good water-spot resistance can help increase production throughput. We believe ALK28-901 provides all the key attributes customers want in an efficient, high-quality topcoat.”

Podlas also pointed out that the topcoat has been designed as a thin film build product requiring just one or two coats. ALK28-901 can be applied using conventional, HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure), airless or air-assisted airless spray equipment and can be sprayed with or without reduction.

PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets such as polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG's commercial coatings products are marketed under names such as the DELFLEET(R) Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL(R), Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT(R) brands. To learn more about the new ALK28-901 and other PPG commercial coatings products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

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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 Amercoat, Delfleet and Delfleet Essential are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
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