MISSISSAUGA, ON - August 19, 2015  PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced VWM500 Custom Midcoat, a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant VIBRANCE COLLECTION® product formulated exclusively for application with waterborne basecoats. VWM500 allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effect pigments and dyes to seamlessly create multiple color layers—including custom candies, micas or pearl midcoat layers—over waterborne basecoats. VWM500 is particularly effective when the custom finish may be performed over an extended period of time; it can also be used to isolate graphics.

“VWM500 gives painters new freedom to create show-stopping, head-turning finishes,” said Steve Lehner, PPG product manager. “With VWM500, painters can take advantage of the array of Vibrance Collection offerings and allow their imaginations to really take off with bold colors and dazzling effects. And they can use it with waterborne products including ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat. We’re very excited to see what PPG customers do with this new midcoat.”

Lehner added that VWM500 is fast-drying, easy to apply and indispensable for having full-range, VOC-compliant capability when developing custom finishes. In due course, VWM500 will replace VWM5555 in VWB Vibrance Collection formulas. As the matches are completed, VWM500-compatible formulas will be released.


PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 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.

The PPG logo,Vibrance Collection and Envirobase are registered trademarks and Bringing Innovation to the Surface is a registered tradement of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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