PPG launches enhanced COLORMOBILE software application

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2013 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced an updated version of the COLORMOBILE® software application. Designed for smartphones and tablets, the new application allows quick and easy mobile retrieval of the most up-to-date PPG color information. Collision industry professionals using PPG and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® products now have free access anytime to the latest Prime, Variant and Special field formulas anywhere there is an Internet connection.

“We are very excited about the new ColorMobile application and the convenience it offers,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “We designed the application for personnel requiring immediate access to vital color information. Sales and technical representatives frequently need to answer color questions any time of the day or while they’re on the road—away from their desktop computers.”

The ColorMobile application features a user-friendly screen and enhanced functionality including streamlined searching based on a user’s individual preferences. General search results may be obtained through a variety of categories such as vehicle manufacturer, original equipment manufacturer (OEM)/brand codes, model, year, color description and others. Once results are presented, the user can expand the Formula Details screen to view minimum mix quantities and VOC (volatile organic compound) information.

The ColorMobile application also has email capability. “We know how important it is for industry professionals to stay connected with customers,” Kimbro said. “We included the email function so color formulations could be sent out right away.”

The new application is available now and intended exclusively for users of PPG and Nexa Autocolor brand products. Subscribers to the Online Color Formulations desktop version can use their same user ID and password for the ColorMobile application to obtain full color formula information. For more about the ColorMobile application and PPG Automotive Refinish products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

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 and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and ColorMobile, Nexa Autocolor and the Bulls Eye Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish