PPG launches Matte Clearcoat System for PPG GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM line

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has expanded the PPG GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) line with the addition of two new versatile, reduced-gloss clearcoats, D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss. The new clearcoats make up the Matte Clearcoat System and are formulated to allow a wide range of low gloss finish levels.

"We have been providing the industry with a variety of matte clearcoats for quite some time," said Jennifer Boros, PPG brand manager, premium solvent-borne brands. "And for the past few years, matte finishes have been increasing in popularity among refinishers and OEMs. We are addressing that increased demand with these two premium-quality PPG products that will give the industry plenty of flexibility to create the exact matte finish desired."

D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss clearcoats provide an extremely uniform, low-gloss finish. They are suitable for stand-alone use or in combination, with each other or with other PPG products, to match OEM (original equipment manufacturer) gloss levels and to produce striking custom finishes. In addition, they can be used over rigid plastics without the need for additional flex additives.

PPG matte clearcoats have long been recognized by OEMs for delivering quality low-gloss finishes. That continues with PPG’s D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss clearcoats, which both have been approved by Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and other OEMs for refinish use on their vehicles.

To learn more about the Matte Clearcoat System and complete line of PPG Global Refinish System products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.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.

 
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Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
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