PPG’s headquarters in Pittsburg, US

PPG’s headquarters in Pittsburg, US

PPG’s military deal renewed

Winning a repeat contract would be considered worthy approbation for a global firm that includes iconic brands

February 2014

PPG Industries has announced it has been awarded a contract renewal with the US Military Sealift Command (MSC) to continue providing coatings, solvents and technical services to its global fleet of 110 ships.

Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, said the US Navy contract extends PPG’s commitment to serving the US Navy and other military services. “PPG is proud to provide products and services that deliver value and help protect this country’s most critical military assets,” he said.

PPG previously supplied coatings to MSC, but this contract is the first to include the PSX brand of polysiloxane coatings. Also included are Amercoat 240 epoxy coatings for external surfaces and tanks and Sigmaglide biocide-free foul release coatings, a system that enhances hull smoothness to increase fuel economy for ships and provide other operational and maintenance efficiencies.

Established in 1949, the MSC fleet comprises more than 20 classes of ships that provide transportation, combat logistics support and other specialised services to the Department of Defence.

PPG is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its products protect customer assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PPG PMC features lines such as the Amercoat and Sigma Coatings brands.



In other PPG news, the company’s automotive refinish business has introduced a dedicated colour tool for the value refinish user.

The Value Colour Deck provides a visual alternative for finding the best colour for a refinish repair. Consisting of 1,800 large colour chips sorted chromatically and sprayed with refinish paint, the Value Colour Deck is the latest addition to PPG’s comprehensive line of best-in-class colour identification and matching solutions.

“PPG recognises the importance of the value segment,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG segment manager, solvent-borne brands, automotive refinish. “The Value Colour Deck is one more solution we can offer to collision centres for their vehicle repairs. For the repair technician, this is an affordable path to visual colour assessment. Our customers will quickly view the tool as an accurate and effective means to identify the right colour for the job.”

According to Boros, the Value Colour Deck provides the necessary colour information required for most cost-effective repairs, and the tool will be updated annually. Its chromatic colour display opens countless possibilities of color choices independent of vehicle manufacturer, and the large chip size, with its continuous colour display, makes it easy to plaque the chip to the vehicle.

“As industry leaders we are committed to providing all our customers with the tools they need to do the very best refinish job possible,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global colour director. “We want to support the value sector with efficient colour tools that simplify the colour identification process. The Value Colour Deck will go a long way to ensure PPG customers have the right tools for the job.”

The Value Colour Deck is the latest addition to PPG’s industry-leading lineup of colour identification and matching tools that includes color information books, Paint It, and Colormobile and Paintmanager software.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, PPG says it 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 its global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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