PPG to feature innovative technology and products at JEC Europe 2013

Emerging technology and industry-standard products showcased

PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business will feature industry-standard products, updates on glass operations and composition research, and information on technology currently in development during JEC Europe 2013 in Paris, March 12-14. The company will highlight the following at Stand G18:

  • CHOPVANTAGE(R) HP 3610 chopped fiber glass, an industry standard for hydrolysis-resistant polyamides in long-life coolant systems, is the first to have all of its ingredients approved for the positive list of the Commission Regulation (EU) 10/2011. The regulation establishes specific requirements applicable to the manufacture and marketing of plastic materials and articles intended to come in contact with food.
  • PPG is evaluating cast polyamide in-mold caprolactam polymerization technology, which focuses on making a one-step high-performance thermoplastic composite part with the versatility of a thermoset and the ductility and recyclability of a thermoplastic. The company unveiled the technology in January to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 molders and compounders at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2013 in Detroit.
  • The portfolio of INNOFIBER(R) specialty glass composition fibers has been updated, and PPG will provide details on new products and updated test results for the line.
  • Recent upgrades and reinvestment in technology and equipment for the constructions of L.E.X.(R) and TEXO(R) texturized yarns have enabled PPG to continue offering these products to customers worldwide.

PPG Fiber Glass will have further information and details available about these products and technologies, as well as its entire offering of fiber glass reinforcements and specialty yarns, at Stand G18 during JEC Europe 2013 in Paris, March 12-14.

PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets, as well as electronic circuit board and specialty yarn markets. For more information, visit www.ppgfiberglass.com. EXPERTISE YOU TRUST. SOLUTIONS YOU DEMAND.(TM)

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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Laurie Cochran
PPG Fiber Glass