PPG receives Ford approval for clearcoats

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has received approval from Ford Motor Company for use of PPG advanced clearcoat products for warranty repairs on all Ford vehicles. The approval was announced jointly by Kevin Loop, PPG OEM (original equipment manufacturer) business development manager, and Gerry Bonanni, Ford senior engineer, paint and body repair.

PPG clearcoats approved by Ford include DELTRON® DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat, NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat and ENVIROBASE® High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat.

“These products have all met the demanding quality and performance standards we have in place,” Bonanni said. “Before we give an okay to any product, we subject it to extensive testing to be certain it performs not just in controlled laboratory environments but also in the real world. These three PPG clearcoats have met the criteria, and we are satisfied they will provide the excellent finish Ford vehicles require and dealers and customers expect.”

P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat is a 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) air-dry compliant clearcoat designed for use with the AQUABASE® Plus waterborne refinish system by PPG.

EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat is part of the Envirobase High Performance waterborne system by PPG and is also a 2.1 VOC air-dry clearcoat.

Delton DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat is a versatile clearcoat suitable for use with Deltron DBC, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® and Envirobase High Performance basecoats.

All three clearcoats dry quickly, do not require flash time between coats or baking in a paint booth and can be polished within approximately 30 minutes, delivering outstanding gloss, appearance and durability. With their reduced cycle times, the clearcoats can improve productivity, increase efficiency and cut energy costs with no sacrifice in final finish quality.

For more information about these and other PPG products, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at 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.

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Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish