STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2021 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is continuing its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for numerous races throughout the 2021 season in the NASCAR® Xfinity Series (NXS) and the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES. The sponsorship marks PPG and Team Penske’s 37th year of working together, making it one of the longest-tenured partnerships in all of motorsports.

PPG again will be the primary sponsor of Austin Cindric’s No. 22 Ford Mustang in four NXS races, while Scott McLaughlin will drive the No. 3 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet for 10 INDYCAR® SERIES events during the season.

“We take great pride in our partnership with Team Penske,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, marketing and strategic sales, automotive refinish. “Each year, we look forward to sponsoring the exciting races and exceptional drivers. We look forward to seeing Austin and Scott pilot PPG cars.”

“PPG is a global, industry-leading brand that has been a terrific partner with Team Penske for almost four decades,” said Roger Penske. “Our relationship with PPG has continued to grow and reach across all areas of our business. We are excited about the newest racing opportunity in our partnership, as PPG teams up with the No. 3 team and Scott for his first full season competing in the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES.”

McLaughlin’s newly designed vehicle is light yet speedy. It weighs only 1,650 pounds (748 kilograms), including driver weight, and features a 2.2L twin-turbo V6 engine capable of producing a top speed of 240 miles per hour (386 kilometers per hour). Topping it all off is a splashy new color scheme, especially befitting a PPG-sponsored car.

Running from Feb. 20 through Sept. 26, the PPG sponsorship covers the following 14 races at locations across the United States:

NASCAR® Xfinity Series

  • Saturday, Feb. 20, NASCAR® Xfinity Series Race at Daytona Road Couse, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida
  • Saturday, June 5, Mid-Ohio 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
  • Saturday, Aug. 14, NASCAR® Xfinity Series Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Indianapolis, Indiana

NTT INDYCAR® SERIES

  • Sunday, April 18, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, Detroit Grand Prix at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Belle Isle, Michigan
  • Sunday, July 4, Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
  • Sunday, July 11, Honda Indy at Streets of Toronto, Canada
  • Sunday, Sept. 12, Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon
  • Sunday, Sept. 19, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, California
  • Sunday, Sept. 26, Grand Prix, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, California

From 1979 to 1999, PPG sponsored the PPG Cup, in which Team Penske competed. In 1984, PPG began providing paint for Team Penske cars, and the relationship has flourished ever since. Today, PPG is the largest supplier of refinish coatings for Penske Corporation’s racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries. The durable partnership on and off the track demonstrates a shared commitment to success.

 

About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 550 major race wins, over 650 pole positions and 40 championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Over the course of its 55-year history, the team also has earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with a win in Australia’s legendary Bathurst 1000 race. In 2021, Team Penske will compete in the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES, the NASCAR® Cup Series and the NASCAR® Xfinity Series. To learn more, visit www.teampenske.com.

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 135 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 $13.8 billion in 2020. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2021 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has approved the PPG Delfleet One® paint system for warranty and aftermarket repairs on its Freightliner® & Western Star® trucks.

As an integrated system of undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats, the PPG Delfleet One® paint system was especially developed to meet the color-matching and productivity needs of aftermarket users. It is a progressive paint system for the commercial transportation industry.

Delfleet One

Covering the full commercial transportation color palette, the system offers volatile organic compound (VOC) ratings of 1.5 pounds per gallon for basecoat, direct gloss and matte finishes. Undercoats and clearcoats have VOC ratings as low as 1.4 pounds per gallon. As a result, the system can reduce VOC emissions by 57% compared to typical 3.5 VOC commercial paint systems, helping customers to meet regulatory requirements.

“We’re confident the PPG Delfleet One® paint system will ensure users achieve high-quality repairs on Freightliner and Western Star vehicles while also fostering a sustainable workplace due to the ultra-low VOC emissions,” said Scott Colvin, PPG brand manager, fleet segments, commercial coatings, U.S. and Canada. “We are pleased that Daimler Truck North America recognizes the system as a preferred paint line.”

For more information about the PPG Delfleet One® paint system, visit www.DelfleetOne.com or call 1-800-647-6050.

About Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freighlinter®, Western Star® and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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 135 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 $13.8 billion in 2020. 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, Delfleet One and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. © 2021 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Freightliner and Western Star are registered trademarks of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and Thomas Built Buses is a trademark of Thomas Built Buses, Inc.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2021 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the launch of its premium NCP450 Iso-Free Primer Surfacer and NCX455 Iso-Free Catalyst for the U.S. market. Both products are specifically formulated without isocyanates.

Featuring advanced PPG technology, the new primer surfacer has been engineered to provide an exceptional foundation for PPG’s popular Deltron® basecoat automotive refinish system.

Ideal for small repairs, NCP450 Iso-Free Primer Surfacer provides excellent bare metal adhesion and corrosion protection without the need of an etch primer or other metal treatment. The product is easy to apply, wets up nicely, and lays down smooth. It can be applied with a roller or spray gun. NCP450 must be mixed with NCX455 Iso-Free Catalyst prior to application.

PPG introduces new NCP450 Iso-Free Primer Surfacer
and NCX455 Iso-Free Catalyst to enhance the Deltron refinish system.
 

“Collision centers using the NCP450 Iso-Free Primer will experience a noticeable enhancement in results,” said Pete Ragone, PPG manager, collision segment, automotive refinish. “This easy-to-use primer surfacer has been formulated to build quickly, sand easily and provide excellent color holdout, providing an invisible repair with minimal effort. This launch is the debut of an excellent product that PPG customers will appreciate.”

NCP450 primer surfacer can be applied over properly prepared and sanded OEM finishes, bare steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, and gel-coated fiberglass. This new primer surfacer is flexible enough for use inside or outside the booth. However, using the product in an air-dry process helps save collision repair shops time and energy.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD®
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 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 $13.8 billion in 2020. 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, Deltron and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2021 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) and the PPG Foundation today announced a commitment to invest $20 million by 2025 to address systemic racism and advance racial equity in the U.S. by funding educational pathways for Black communities and people of color. The commitment strengthens PPG’s focus on education – a priority giving area for PPG and the PPG Foundation – and furthers its support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

“We aim to reach diverse students and communities to champion change and empower historically underrepresented populations with greater opportunities to achieve brighter futures,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility. “Through this important commitment, we will prioritize equity and justice within education to close the racial gaps in STEM learning and careers, and help our society meet collective challenges quickly, creatively and effectively.”

The $20 million investment reflects commitments to support:

  • Advanced STEM education and career development - Supporting Black people and people of color who are pursuing advanced studies in engineering, chemistry and data science by funding scholarships, and academic and career counseling programs. PPG will focus on programs that promote inclusion, provide professional development and build bridges that enable middle and high school students to successfully pursue advanced learning opportunities and STEM careers.
  • K-12 STEM education - Encouraging interest among more Black students, and students of color, through hands-on STEM experiences in afterschool programs, camps and in-school settings, as well as mentoring and career exposure.
  • Social justice - Supporting new partners dedicated to social justice that were identified in collaboration with PPG’s employee resource networks (ERNs). PPG will support a range of social justice initiatives that focus on civil rights, criminal justice reform and the cultural heritage of Black communities and people of color.
  • Beautifying diverse communities - Increasing the number of PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® projects that impact diverse communities.
  • Ongoing impact opportunities - Funding additional opportunities impacting Black and people of color populations that will be identified in collaboration with PPG employees, leaders and community partners, on an ongoing basis.

The PPG Foundation will direct at least 25% of diversity funding to organizations serving the company’s global headquarters community of Pittsburgh. It also will continue to invest more than 50% of its U.S.-based grantmaking to support causes that focus on Black communities and people of color, veterans, women, LGBTQ+ populations, economically disadvantaged individuals and families, and people with disabilities.

The community engagement commitment supplements PPG’s actions to further progress diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) companywide. PPG will continue to identify additional opportunities to ensure support to underrepresented groups around the world.

“At PPG, we believe in DE&I and have long upheld these values throughout our company and community engagement efforts to create stronger, more sustainable communities,” said Marvin Mendoza, global head, DE&I, PPG. “Our new community engagement commitments build upon PPG’s purpose to protect and beautify the world and align with our practices to create an equal and just society.”

In 2020, PPG continued its focus on DE&I across the company. In response to George Floyd’s death and the widespread civil rights movement that followed, the PPG Foundation made initial investments in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Policing Equity and the Equal Justice Initiative. In November 2020, the company appointed Mendoza to design, lead and execute PPG’s global DE&I vision and strategy, and leverage data-driven insights to accelerate the company’s DE&I agenda. PPG also relaunched and expanded its ERNs, providing employees with more opportunities to share ideas, learn from one another, and leverage the unique skills, experiences and perspectives of the PPG team.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $11 million in 2019, supporting hundreds of organizations across 38 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at communities.ppg.com.

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 135 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 $13.8 billion in 2020. 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 Colorful Communities and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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