PPG Host First Electrocoat Conference in China

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) hosted the first PPG China Industrial Electrocoat Conference in Wuxi. With the theme "Innovation paints a green future," the conference welcomed industrial electrocoat (e-coat) experts from government, design institutes and equipment manufacturers as participants.

"China is one of the most important, fastest-growing markets for the industrial electrocoat sector, as illustrated by the great number of participants in this conference," said Willie Wu, PPG vice president, industrial coatings, Asia/Pacific. "PPG was a pioneer in e-coat technology in the 1950s, and we are pleased to share our extensive knowledge in this field with Chinese industrial experts."

During the conference, Jeff Wang, business director for industrial coatings in China, and other members of PPG's electrocoat team informed participants about the electrocoating process, environmentally-responsible pretreatment technology, coating facilities, trends in industrial e-coat and more. Additionally, PPG executives discussed the company's progress to date as well as its current growth opportunities.

"As a leading global coatings company, PPG hopes to bring more advanced technologies and 'green' products to China to better serve customers here," Wu said.

PPG introduced its electrocoat technology to China in the early 1990s. The eighth generation of POWERCRON(TM) electrocoat from PPG features low-VOC (volatile organic compound) waterborne technology as well as great throwing power and excellent corrosion resistance for applications such as automotive parts and electric appliances.

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 globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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