PPG wins 2013 Automotive News PACE Award for ANDARO tint dispersions

TROY, Mich., April 16, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), the world's leading manufacturer of transportation coatings, was named a 2013 Automotive News PACE Award winner for ANDARO(R) tint dispersions. This marks the ninth time PPG has received the award, which honors automotive suppliers’ innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology.

A winner in the materials process category, which recognizes innovations that have significant market impact and act as "game changers" in the automotive industry, the Premium Andaro tint dispersions enable automotive manufacturers to achieve more vibrant colors, especially in the flop (horizontal) angle. Andaro tint dispersions achieve a deep, pure and more chromatic color space than do traditional pigments, helping accentuate the feature lines and design characteristics of the vehicle.

“PPG is honored to receive the PACE Award once again, as it highlights the innovative spirit of our company," said Cynthia Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) coatings. "Andaro tint dispersions are another example of PPG’s dedication to improving customers' paint processes and enable automotive manufacturers to express their brands’ identities with unique color spaces.”

The 19th annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) awards were sponsored by Ernst & Young, the Transportation Research Center Inc. and Automotive News. The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. Innovations were evaluated by an independent panel of judges in the context of planning, novelty, market impact and competitive posture, based on comprehensive written applications and site visits. For details, visit the Automotive News PACE Awards page at www.autonews.com/section/pace.

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.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Andaro is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Mike Millar
PPG Automotive OEM Coatings
248-641-2237
millar@ppg.com
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