MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – February 3, 2017
PPG will present its latest commercial coating technologies at the 29th annual National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) convention and trade show Feb. 15–17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The show is held exclusively for light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers and suppliers and is considered to be the industry’s leading event. Last year the show drew more than 800 attendees, a number that’s expected to increase this year. PPG will display its lineup of advanced commercial coatings products in booth 410.

“Clearly, this is a must-attend event for PPG and trailer industry professionals,” said Steve Podlas, commercial coatings brand manager for PPG. “PPG has a long-standing relationship with the NATM and many of its members. We work with them to ensure that our products solve their specific coatings concerns. The PPG exhibit includes a trailer painted with various paint system technologies that exemplify real-life application situations. Attendees are invited to visit our booth and see how PPG coatings, including the DELFLEET® Evolution and DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® paint systems, can protect their products.”

The NATM was established to help improve trailer safety and performance and to serve as the representative for trailer manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and pertinent regulations arise. The annual convention provides the group’s members with educational, networking and communication opportunities along with information about the latest industry developments.

PPG offers a full range of advanced coating technologies products formulated for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – February 7, 2017
PPG today announced that it has developed several key advances in its popular array of software and hardware color tools. The news was delivered by Denise Lu, PPG global marketing director. While specifics are still under wraps, Lu indicated that dramatic enhancements to the company’s PAINTMANAGER® color management software, RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and TOUCHMIX® color retrieval system are clear expressions of PPG’s commitment to maintaining its leadership position in automotive refinish color technology.

“We have been working on critical initiatives that will elevate our color tools to a whole new level, all to the benefit to our customers,” said Lu. “Those individuals who attended the SEMA show and saw our video about color tools have an idea of what’s coming. Our color management, identification and retrieval products are already highly efficient and accurate; they’re in daily use in collision centers around the country. Now we’re giving these products advanced features and capabilities to make automotive refinishing even easier, more productive and more quality-focused.”

The advanced tools will be part of a new Color Solutions product line branded XI. “XI means excellent, innovative, exciting, intuitive and exceptional, all key attributes for this line of tools. We firmly believe that our customers will quickly see and embrace the value of XI products, and we are proud of bringing 25 years of consistent, reliable color matching technology to the refinish industry,” Lu added.

The first of the three initiatives, the TouchMix XI computer, was released this month in the U.S. and Canada. Exclusive to PPG, this robust Windows OS computer provides a secure and compact solution for the most demanding environments.

Second is the PaintManager XI program software. It will be rolled out across the U.S. and Canada this spring and introduced to additional markets soon thereafter. This next-generation software features numerous process improvements and a more intuitive workflow to help managers oversee the productivity and profitability of their paint mixing operations more effectively. The new software also provides greater opportunities for collaboration.

Rounding out the trio of new tools is the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer. This third-generation spectrophotometer was designed exclusively for PPG to significantly advance collision repair. The innovative spectrophotometer combines eleven color angles and five texture angles for a total of sixteen geometries powered with six blue-enhanced LEDs, making it the most advanced technology in the industry today. Technicians will be able to benefit from the five texture digital color images that provide real-time paint surface viewing. In addition, the intuitive touchscreen user interface captures vital job details with Wi-Fi connectivity directly to the PaintManager XI software. PPG’s extensive reflectance data and color image database will help provide the added confidence required in match rating and texture information.

Details about the new color products will be released in a few weeks.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and RapidMatch are trademarks and the PPG Logo, PaintManager and TouchMix are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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