PPG clearcoats gain General Motors approval

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2013 – General Motors has given global approval for use of select clearcoats by PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business for warranty repairs on its vehicles. Approved products include NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat, ENVIROBASE® High-Performance EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat and DELTRON® DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat. Each product underwent comprehensive testing to ensure it met GM’s rigorous quality standards.

“All three of these PPG clearcoats have proven themselves to be exactly what we require to ensure the high quality of our GM dealer network’s warranty repairs,” said Bob Hiser, GM service engineer. “All three clearcoats deliver the high-gloss premium finish our customers demand, and they do it in an efficient and effective manner allowing for high productivity. We’re pleased to add them to the long list of our other approved PPG products.”

P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat is a 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) air-dry compliant clearcoat for use with the AQUABASE® Plus waterborne refinish system by PPG, and it offers optimal productivity without compromising durability or final appearance. P190-6800 bypasses the baking cycle and is ready for polish in as little as 30 minutes. The clearcoat is formulated to eliminate the need for flash time between coats, spray booth heat time and cool-down before polishing, thereby reducing total process time while still delivering outstanding gloss and final appearance.

EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat is part of the Envirobase High Performance waterborne system by PPG. It is also a 2.1 VOC air-dry clearcoat that shortens refinish cycle times while delivering premium-quality finishes. Requiring no flash time between coats, it dries dust-free in as little as 10 minutes, requires no time baking in the paint booth and doesn’t compromise finish quality, appearance or durability.

Deltron DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat is a versatile clearcoat suitable for use with Deltron DBC, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® and Envirobase High Performance basecoats. It is also a quick-drying clearcoat that requires no flash time between coats and no baking in the refinish process. It provides excellent gloss and final appearance in approximately 25 minutes.

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