Several PPG products receive GREENGUARD certification

Interior paints recognized in programs of Indoor Air Quality, Children & Schools

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2013 – Nine products from PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings business recently received GREENGUARD Certification, aiming to protect human health through reduced air-quality effects and reduced chemical exposure.

The certification process, supported by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, helps manufacturers create interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, reducing impact on air quality while the products are used. Certifications in several program segments help buyers identify and trust brands and products to use for important projects.

The following products recently received GREENGUARD Certification for the Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools programs:

SEAL GRIP(R) Interior/Exterior Acrylic Universal Primer/Sealer
This product is especially formulated to block most stains – water, smoke, ink, marker, and tannin. It has exceptional adhesion to glossy surfaces and can be used as a whole-house primer.

PPG SPEEDHIDE(R) Interior Enamel Eggshell Latex
This product is an economical solution for both commercial maintenance and new construction. This low-VOC (volatile organic compound), low-odor paint enables an occupied space to be painted while delivering the durable product performance required.

PPG Speedhide Interior Semi-Gloss Acrylic Latex
This product is an economical solution for both commercial maintenance and new construction. This low-VOC, low odor paint enables an occupied space to be painted while delivering the durable product performance required.

PITT-GLAZE(R) WB1 Interior Eggshell Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Acrylic Epoxy
This product is a one-component acrylic epoxy eggshell coating for interior use in commercial, institutional and light industrial environments. It is a low-odor replacement for traditional two-component acrylic epoxy products providing a recoatable impact- and mildew-resistant finish.

Pitt-Glaze WB1 Interior Semi-Gloss Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Acrylic Epoxy
This product is a one-component acrylic epoxy semi-gloss coating for interior use in commercial, institutional and light industrial environments. It is a low-odor replacement for traditional two-component acrylic epoxy products providing a recoatable impact- and mildew-resistant finish.

Speedhide SUPER TECH(R) WB Interior 100% Acrylic Dry-Fog Flat Latex
This product is a premium, fast-drying, low-VOC flat designed for interior ceilings and overhead surfaces. With its excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates, this low-odor dry-fog is formulated to have excellent flash rust resistance.

Speedhide Super Tech WB Interior 100% Acrylic Dry-Fog Semi-Gloss Latex
This product is a premium, fast-drying, low-VOC semi-gloss designed for interior ceilings and overhead surfaces. With its excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates, this low-odor dry-fog is formulated to have excellent flash rust resistance.

PITT-TECH(R) Plus Interior/Exterior DTM Industrial Primer
This product is an easy-to-use, 100-percent acrylic waterborne primer recommended for use on properly prepared interior or exterior metal surfaces for maintenance or new commercial construction in light to moderate industrial climates.

Pitt-Tech Plus Interior/Exterior Semi-Gloss DTM Industrial Enamel
This product is a 100-percent acrylic semi-gloss waterborne coating developed for direct-to-metal applications. It offers superior protection while providing excellent color and gloss retention.

The GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification Program(SM) showcases products in office environments and indoor spaces that meet strict chemical emissions limits and contribute to healthy interiors. The GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program(SM) supports products used in schools, day care centers and other environments for children. These certified materials and products meet strict criteria and are referenced by both the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the LEED(R) Building Rating System.

These products join existing GREENGUARD Certified PPG product lines of Speedhide zero and PURE PERFORMANCE(R) paints.

These products are available at most retail locations of the PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) and PPG PORTER PAINTS(R) brands as well as at independent dealers. To learn more about these products, visit www.ppgpro.com.

About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute aims to protect human health and improve indoor air quality by reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(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.

 
Pitt-Glaze, Pitt-Tech, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, PPG Porter Paints, Pure Performance, Seal Grip and Speedhide are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Super Tech is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
LEED – an acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
The GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified Mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
 
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Contact:
Dori Marks
PPG Architectural Coatings
412-434-3180
marks@ppg.com
www.ppgpro.com

Christina Binz
Mullen
412-402-0113
cbinz@mullen.com

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