STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – January 3, 2013 –PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its popular 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.

“We have been providing the industry with a variety of matte clearcoats for quite some time,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG brand manager, premium solvent-borne brands. “And for the past few years, matte finishes have been increasing in popularity among refinishers and OEMs. We are addressing that increased demand with these two premium-quality PPG products that will give the industry plenty of flexibility to create the exact matte finish desired.”

D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss provide an extremely uniform, low-gloss finish. They are suitable for stand-alone use or in combination, with each other or with other PPG products, to match OEM gloss levels as well as to produce striking custom finishes. In addition, they can be used over rigid plastics without the need for additional flex additives.

PPG matte clearcoats have long been recognized by OEMs for delivering quality low-gloss finishes. That excellence continues with PPG’s D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss; the two clearcoats have been approved for refinish use by Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and others.


PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and PPG Global Refinish System and design is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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