STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – 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. The CRE-X21 Series primers provide a range of performance features that include improved chemical resistance, enhanced corrosion protection, a broad 96-hour recoat window, and excellent adhesion to galvanized, galvaneal and stainless steel as well as to current compatible substrates. Also, with a 2.1 lbs/gal blended VOC, the new series meets current regulations in the U.S. and Canada in PPG target markets.

“This series of greatly improved primers is the result of new raw material technology we are utilizing at PPG,” said Steve Podlas, marketing manager for PPG Commercial Coatings. “We have completely redesigned both sides of the primer/hardener package in making the improvements. I believe our customers will notice and appreciate the enhanced nature of these primers very quickly, especially their adhesion and anti-corrosion qualities along with the generous recoat window. The capabilities the new CRE Series displays will make a productive difference in their manufacturing operations.”

According to Podlas, the CRE-X21 Series primers offer higher film build capabilities, excellent sag resistance, and the outstanding fill properties make the primers an excellent choice for application over sandblasted profiles. The primers also provide a smoother appearance allowing for a better finish appearance after the topcoat is applied.

The CRE-X21 Series primers are offered in three standard colors—black, gray, and white—in addition to a tintable version. They are intended for use on trailers, cranes, service bodies, cryogenic equipment, and a variety of other manufactured items. The primers can be applied using conventional equipment, pressure pots, airless, air-assisted airless, or electrostatic spray equipment.

PPG’s Commercial Coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polysiloxanes, polyurea, waterborne, pre-treatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet® Evolution, Delfleet Essential®, Commercial Performance Coatings and Amercoat®.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE™.

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 www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Delfleet® Evolution, Delfleet Essential®, and Amercoat® are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Girls with Sole! Lacing up for a lifetime of achievement.STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – 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.”

As part of PPG’s Culture of Health program and its ongoing commitment to enhance the quality of life wherever the company has a presence, the sponsorship promotes fitness and awareness within PPG and throughout the community.

“PPG’s participation enriches the community and all who take part,” said Greg Benckart, vice president, PPG Automotive Refinish. “This cause is important because it helps ensure the future of our children. We believe in how Girls With Sole works to empower the minds, bodies, and souls of girls who have had trouble in their lives. This is about making a positive impact in these girls’ lives. We encourage everyone to run or walk, in a group, on their own, or with Team PPG in this worthwhile event.”

Founded in 2010 by Liz Ferro, herself a victim of sexual abuse, Girls With Sole embraces athletics and fitness as exemplified in the group’s acronym LULA—Lacing Up for a Lifetime of Achievement.

“The benefits of girls playing sports are numerous and range from physical well being and self-esteem to learning life skills such as leadership and team work,” said Ferro. “PPG’s commitment is greatly appreciated. They’re helping heighten our visibility and setting the groundwork for a healthy community in the future.”

Registration for the 5K run is now open. Registration can be done online. The first 500 pre-registered runners will receive a LULA race shirt. Online registration is encouraged and closes June 8. Late registration will be allowed at the event.

For more about Girls With Sole or the LULA 5K event, call 440-668-1509 or visit www.girlswithsole.org.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE™.

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 www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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