PPG PMC business earns SSPC Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence

Recognized for coatings performance on restoration of historic battleship


The exterior of the historic battleship USS Iowa was repainted using PSX(R) ONE coating, a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating introduced by PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business. SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings presented PPG PMC with the 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, an award given annually to recognize exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities. The ship opened in July 2012 as an interactive naval museum at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. (Photo by Jeremy Bonelle.)
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received the 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings during the SSPC 2013 trade show at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The award is given annually by SSPC to recognize exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities. PPG earned recognition for the performance of PSX(R) ONE coating, a one-component acrylic-siloxane coating, applied to the exterior of the historic USS Iowa battleship.

PSX ONE coating provides high color and gloss retention in a durable, low-VOC (volatile organic compound), non-isocyanate formulation. It is engineered for inland marine, petrochemical, water, wastewater and other applications, and it can be applied by brush, roller or spraying. The coating offers excellent abrasion resistance, wide cure-temperature flexibility and unique surface tension to minimize rust and dirt-streaking.

The USS Iowa, which was originally commissioned in 1943 and served in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets during World War II, opened July 7, 2012, as an interactive naval museum at the Port of Los Angeles. Nearly 900 gallons of PSX ONE coating, in standard naval Haze Gray as well as black, red, white and blue, were applied to the exterior surfaces of the 887-foot-long battleship.

For more about PPG’s protective and marine coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com/northamerica or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).

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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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 
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Edward Brunins
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings
412-434-3275
ebrunins@ppg.com
www.ppgpmc.com/northamerica
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