Use of PPG Waterborne Products in National Rule Areas Exceeds Use in Low-VOC Compliant Regions

May 7, 2013 – More collision centers in the National Rule areas of North America are now using PPG Automotive Refinish waterborne products than in low-VOC regulated areas.

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April 30, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced Paint It for the NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand. Paint It is the fast, reliable tool that collision centers can use to identify the right color for vehicle repair.

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April 2, 2013 – “Checkered Past,” an awe-inspiring 1940 Ford coupe featuring a dazzling red PPG paint finish by Charley Hutton has won the 2013 Ridler Award, one of the custom car world’s most coveted honors. The announcement was made at the 61st annual Detroit Autorama held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit.

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March 27, 2013 – Gipe Automotive, Inc., has been named the PPG 2012 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during the awards banquet at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 14-17, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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March 14, 2013 – A special recognition dinner is planned for March 19, in Orlando, Florida, to honor Toyota of Orlando as the recipient of the 2012 Toyota Certified Collision Center Triple Crown Award.

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March 1, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings will be exhibiting its advanced coating products at the NTEA annual trade event—The Work Truck Show—in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Convention Center March 6-8.

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February 15, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings has announced it will be exhibiting at the 25th annual National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) National Convention and Trade Show in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Charleston Area Convention Center February 20-22.

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January 22, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish today announced that 10,000 distributor partners have now participated in PPG’s Distributor Business Development Program courses.

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January 3, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced ALK28-901, a factory-packaged, 2.8 VOC alkyd enamel intended for general industrial use. The new black topcoat is economical, fast-drying and suitable for trailers, metal fabrications, castings, cabinets, machinery and heavy equipment.

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January 3, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its popular PPG Global Refinish System® line with the addition of two new versatile, reduced-gloss clearcoats—D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss. The new clearcoats make up the innovative PPG Global Matte Clearcoat System and are formulated to allow a wide range of low gloss finish levels.

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December 12, 2012 – PPG Automotive Refinish has supplemented its Ditzler® Big Flake™ product line with seven brilliant new flakes.

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November 15, 2012 – PPG’s Envirobase® High Performance and Aquabase® Plus waterborne brands have received the Good Housekeeping Seal.

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November 8, 2012 – As part of an ongoing community outreach program, PPG Automotive Refinish business development manager Steve Topczewski and elite painters Jeremy Seanor and Jason Lutton went to Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Ohio, on October 19, and spent the day providing eighth grade students with an insider’s look at automotive refinish color and technology.

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October 29, 2012 - PPG has partnered with the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) John Force Racing team. The team, led by the legendary John Force—one of the most successful racers in the history of drag racing—is a dominant presence in the NHRA with a long list of wins and championships to its credit.

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October 23, 2012 – PPG is putting an upbeat stamp on its booth at this year’s SEMA show October 30-November 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG has turned booth 24501 into a country-western themed setting designed to give visitors a warm and welcoming reception.

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October 10, 2012 – PPG, continuing its leadership in waterborne technology, has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, Envirobase® High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and Aquabase® Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry.

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October 9, 2012 – PPG is pleased to announce it will again be the exclusive sponsor of FenderBenderLive.com, FenderBender magazine’s media portal for collision industry news.

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September 25, 2012 – PPG Automotive Refinish has opened an automated, technologically advanced, color matching laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio.

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August 14, 2012 – PPG Automotive Refinish has been supporting the Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Formula Buckeyes participating in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing challenges.

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July 31, 2012 – A gleaming, 1932 jet-black Ford Victoria built by renowned custom car constructor Bobby Alloway took the prestigious Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award at the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals held July 6-8, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Expo Center.

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July 24, 2012 – PPG Commercial Coatings has launched Delfleet® Essential Basecoat, a 3.5 VOC basecoat designed to complement the Delfleet product line and increase its capabilities.

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July 11, 2012 – Charley Hutton, one of the custom car world’s most popular painters, will appear at the PPG Show Truck display at two major Goodguys Rod & Custom Association shows this summer.

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May 8, 2012 – PPG is proud to be the headline sponsor in the third annual “LULA” 5K Run set for Sunday, June 10, at Beachcliff Market Square in Rocky River, Ohio. Proceeds will benefit Girls With Sole, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to “use fitness and wellness to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who have experienced abuse of any kind, or who are at-risk.”

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May 2, 2012 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced an enhanced version of its CRE Series corrosion-resistant epoxy primers. The new primers replace all versions of the CRE products currently sold in North America.

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April 17, 2012 – PPG Commercial Coatings has announced that Christopher Graniero, PPG commercial territory manager, was certified at the highest level of CIP certification as a NACE Certified Coating Inspector—Level 3 by NACE International in Houston.

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