PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Valenciennes
PPG today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Valenciennes, France, that helped to revitalize the local university and its surroundings and to create a “Plastic Landscape” exhibition along with the Department of Fine Arts.

PPG working with industry partners to develop innovative eco-friendly ship hull film system
PPG’s protective and marine coatings business has received European Union (EU) funding for a project that aims to produce an innovative fouling-protection system for commercial vessels.

PPG Foundation donates $95,000 for national science education initiatives
The PPG Foundation recently donated a combined $95,000 to support national science education initiatives of three organizations. The grants highlight PPG’s commitment to increasing educational opportunities for youth in the areas of math and technology.

Buy time, save lives and limit asset damage with waterborne STEELGUARD coatings by PPG
PPG’s protective and marine coatings business has introduced STEELGUARD™ 601 and STEELGUARD 651 waterborne thin-film intumescent coatings, which minimize environmental impact and deliver up to 120 minutes of cellulosic fire protection.

PPG expands aerospace coatings development, color capabilities at UK facility
PPG has expanded development and technical-service capabilities for aerospace and military coatings at its Shildon, England, facility with a $2 million investment supporting installation of advanced-technology equipment for evaluating paint characteristics. Environmentally controlled spray booths and a suite of complementary rooms now enable the PPG site to streamline new-product launches and produce more-exact color matches.

PPG opens state-of-the-art liquid coatings application development center at Oak Creek plant
PPG today opened a $3 million state-of-the-art liquid coatings application development center at its Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant. The new center includes advanced equipment that helps simulate industrial coatings customers’ manufacturing environments to ensure PPG coatings will be properly and consistently applied during their production processes. (Additional materials related to the Oak Creek liquid coatings application development center are available at

PPG sites in Asia Pacific region celebrate Earth Hour 2016
PPG employees in the Asia Pacific region organized a variety of events to celebrate Earth Hour 2016. Nearly 2,000 employees from 16 sites participated in PPG’s fifth consecutive celebration of the annual event.

PPG announces executive appointments
PPG today announced that Vince Morales and John Jankowski were appointed to new positions. Both appointments are effective June 1.

PPG to introduce Subsea coating system at OTC 2016
The PPG protective and marine coatings business will exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2016 in Houston, May 2-5, and highlight the new PHENGUARD® Subsea coating system.

PPG passive fire protection coatings lab awarded UL Witness Test Data Program certificate
PPG announced that Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science organization, has awarded its passive fire protection (PFP) coatings lab in Kunshan, China, a certificate of participation in the UL Witness Test Data Program (WTDP). PPG is now the only coatings manufacturer in Asia Pacific certified to conduct fire-resistance testing compliant with UL1709 on furnaces in its own laboratory, under the supervision of UL personnel.

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