STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, September 26, 2019
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today introduced its premium P565-318X HS Wet-on-Wet Sealers under the Nexa® Autocolor brand. Intended specifically for use with the Aquabase® Plus automotive refinish system, the sealers feature an advanced resin formula designed to deliver an outstanding foundation, which helps boost refinish productivity and efficiency.

P565-318X HS Wet-on-Wet Sealers have been engineered for easy use: They are simple to mix and apply, thereby maximizing potential collision center productivity by minimizing prep times and application complexities. The sealers can be topcoated in 15 minutes and are suitable for use on unsanded OEM e-coats, sanded original finishes and properly prepared bare steel, aluminum, fiber glass and plastic surfaces.

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The sealers feature a smooth blend edge with no texture. This allows the Aquabase® Plus basecoat to lay flatter and smoother in the transition area from sealer to original color foundation. The end result is an enriched overall finish with exceptional gloss. The sealers are available in three A-Chromatic shades: G1 white, G5 gray and G7 dark gray, which can be blended into shades G3 and G6 without difficulty. The improved foundation, coupled with the appropriate gray shade undercoat, will achieve an invisible repair and heighten holdout and final appearance using less basecoat — all with minimal effort.

The new sealers are available throughout the U.S. and Canada. They are compatible in all markets using the current ECR reducers with full temperature options, eliminating the need for additional compliant reducers. They are also compatible with Deltron® DBC 2000 and Global Refinish System® reducers in National Rule areas.

“This is really a remarkable advance in sealer technology and a fine addition to the Aquabase® Plus line,” said Tim Jones, PPG manager, collision segment, automotive refinish. “The system is already easy to use and produces great results. The P565-318X HS Wet-on-Wet Sealers deliver a beautiful finish and make it easier to get there. Painters will quickly notice how trouble-free these sealers are, and shop managers will appreciate increases in productivity. We’re very proud to offer the new sealers to our Aquabase® Plus system customers.”

 


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, September 10, 2019 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) will highlight the new RV capabilities of its AdjustRite® commercial electronic estimating system at the National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council (NTHECC) convention October 10–12 in Memphis, Tennessee. The AdjustRite® system is PPG’s professionally developed and maintained electronic estimating solution that utilizes proprietary logic and the latest in Internet technology. It is the first and only program that takes into consideration the overall repair process.

In a presentation titled “Advancing the Power of Electronic Estimating for RVs” set for Saturday, October 12, Doug Orr, PPG sales and development manager, will demonstrate how the AdjustRite® system has been enhanced to streamline the RV industry’s complex repair and insurance claims process. The presentation will highlight the system’s ability to improve RV repair and claims accuracy, consistency and efficiency.

“What we’ve done for trucks, we’re now doing for RVs,” said Orr. “The PPG Adjustrite® system is well established as an exceptional estimating tool. It makes sense for us to leverage our commercial estimating capabilities and apply them to the RV market. With the AdjustRite® system, the entire estimating and repair process is simplified and expedited. From parts identification, pricing and acquisitions to insurance claims evaluation and handling, the AdjustRite® program manages the process efficiently and makes life easier for everyone involved.”

According to Orr, an AdjustRite® system pilot program for the RV market was tested and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from repair shop owners as well as insurance claims managers. The system assesses the overall repair requirements and produces detailed estimates based on an all-inclusive database of RV parts, repair information and logic. The system also has the ability to decode chassis characteristics. Given the complexity and almost infinite number of RV chassis variables available, this quality alone makes the AdjustRite® system an attractive asset for repair operations. The system currently includes a parts database for Class A motor homes. Parts databases for Class C motor homes, fifth wheels and travel trailers will be added by the end of the year.

The RV-focused AdjustRite® system can store and manage customer and parts unit information, making it available for later reference. It can also set up rate profiles for different classes of customers. It searches a continuously updated parts database to price and locate parts and ultimately generate an accurate estimate. The AdjustRite® system can also facilitate fast parts procurement and — of special interest to anyone working with insurance claims — assist in quickly resolving subrogation matters.

The annual NTHECC convention draws insurance and truck industry professionals from across the country to address issues regarding heavy equipment and how to effectively process repairs and insurance claims. It’s also an opportunity to educate industry members on a variety of pertinent topics including AdjustRite® system advances. Orr will address these points in his presentation. Please check the convention schedule for time and location. All show attendees are invited.

For more information about the AdjustRite® commercial estimating system for RVs and heavy equipment, visit www.adjustrite.com or call (800) 516-5149.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the recent Track Walk fundraising event for the New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) generated more than $32,000 to help fund the organization’s educational, medical, social and financial efforts for children in need. PPG has served as the event’s sole sponsor for more than 10 years.

The 2019 Track Walk took place on July 21 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon during a NASCAR racing weekend. More than 180 race fans walked the one-mile track with driver Ryan Blaney to support SCC.


NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney (left) greets fans while walking the one-mile Track Walk
at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 21, to help raise funds for
Speedway Children’s Charities.


“I wouldn’t miss the Track Walk for the world,” said Blaney. “This is a very special event for a very special cause. We’re doing good out here, raising money and working hard to make a positive impact on children’s lives. I don’t get to do this every day, so I’m happy to do what I can to help.”

The walk itself raised more than $9,000 for SCC. The SCC’s Red Bucket Brigade — a crew of 30 volunteers carrying red buckets and wearing shirts decorated with the PPG logo — walked through the stands during Sunday’s race and collected nearly $23,000 in additional contributions.


More than 30 volunteers in the Red Bucket Brigade walked through the stands on
Sunday, July 22, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to collect donations for
Speedway Children’s Charities.


“We couldn’t be more grateful for PPG’s continued support in helping disadvantaged children across New England,” said Hillarie Scott, director, SCC New Hampshire chapter. “The company’s participation has been an important success factor for this annual event, and we’ve raised more than $175,000 ever since PPG got involved. We offer a very sincere thank you for that.”

“It’s an honor for PPG to team up with Speedway Children’s Charities,” said Mike Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, automotive refinish. “We’ve been working together for years, and every year our commitment is rewarded by seeing all the support the community gives to the organization. Our participation is more than a feel-good gesture, it’s a do-good gesture. We know that we’re doing something to improve the lives of New England’s children. We’re privileged to be a part of it.”


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