PPG expands Paint It application to NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand

Popular online color tool broadens capabilities

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 30, 2013 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced Paint It for the NEXA AUTOCOLOR(R) brand. Paint It is a fast, reliable tool collision centers can use to identify the right color for vehicle repair. The Paint It application also has been enhanced to provide more model years, additional language capability and greater device functionality.

Paint It for the Nexa Autocolor brand is an innovative Web-based application that makes vehicle color identification and selection simpler and more accurate. It is designed to be intuitive for refinish industry professionals who use a variety of color identification tools. No special software is required to run the application.

With the introduction of this version, Paint It can now be accessed remotely on a variety of Web-enabled tablet devices using popular operating platforms, making it suitable for field work and on-the-spot reference from any location. In addition, Paint It now has French and Spanish language options available.

Paint It for the Nexa Autocolor brand and Paint It for PPG both cover a wide range of model years (2008-2013 domestic and import). The two versions will be continuously updated for additional domestic and import model years and as new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) vehicle colors are introduced.

“The introduction of Paint It for the Nexa Autocolor brand and our continuous refinement of the application represents our commitment to making color search and the entire refinish process easier and faster for our customers,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “By using Paint It, automotive industry professionals have a very simple way to look for a vehicle’s color formulation. Color search has never been so effortless.”

Paint It is accessible through www.ppgpaintit.com or www.nexaautocolorpaintit.com. Users can search for a vehicle’s color by year, model, color family, finish effect or usage. Images and data are linked for quick and easy search results. Once the correct color is identified, formula retrieval is a click away via the Online Color Formulation tool.

For more about Paint It and PPG Automotive Refinish, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

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, www.ppg.com.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Nexa Autocolor and the Bulls Eye Logo in Color are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
www.ppgrefinish.com
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