PPG to debut NEWLAR powder coatings at AIA National Conference and Expo

DURANAR ULTRA-COOL, VARI-COOL and powder coatings also highlighted

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) coil and extrusion coatings group will debut NEWLAR(TM) powder coatings and highlight its existing line of DURANAR® liquid and powder coatings at the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Denver, June 20-22.

Newlar powder coatings, acquired with PPG’s purchase of Spraylat Corp. last December, are based on a high-performance, fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin system that has delivered superior performance in liquid architectural coatings for more than 30 years. As a powder formulation, Newlar coatings provide the same broad color and gloss range available for liquid FEVE coatings – along with better surface hardness and mar and abrasion resistance – in a solvent-free formulation that emits zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Newlar coatings will replace CORAFLON® coatings as the FEVE-based powder coating line PPG offers to meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specifications.

PPG also will display Duranar 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) liquid and powder coatings, which were recently reformulated and enhanced with features such as lead-free compositions, improved solar reflectance index (SRI) performance, expanded color selection and optimized primer.

Duranar liquid coatings offer mica and metallic effects. Duranar powder coatings create very hard abrasion- and scratch-resistant finishes suitable for high-traffic-area applications, and they have virtually no VOC emissions.

The PPG booth also will have information about Duranar ULTRA-COOL® and Duranar VARI-COOL® coatings. Both products are formulated with PPG’s proprietary infrared-reflective coating technology, which cuts energy use in buildings by deflecting solar heat. Polychromatic Duranar VARI-Cool coatings also feature special pigments that change color based on lighting conditions and the angle from which they are viewed. All Duranar coatings meet AAMA 2605 specifications.

To learn more, visit booth 1736 in Denver or www.ppgideascapes.com online, or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (772-4332).

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 and Newlar are trademarks and Coraflon, Duranar, ULTRA-Cool and VARI-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
Contact:
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings
724-274-3845
sbird@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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