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PPG Aerospace Expands Sealants Capabilities at ASC in Germany

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PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has expanded the ability for its Central Europe application support center in Hamburg, Germany, to package aerospace sealants for customers in Central and Eastern Europe by adding equipment to provide premixed and frozen sealant, SEMKIT(R) packages as well as Customized Sealant Solutions products such as PRC(R) seal caps and PRC SEMFOAM(TM) sealant.

AEROSPACE SEALANTS - Value-Added Packaging Operator Viktor Merklinger fills a SEMKIT(R) package with

AEROSPACE SEALANTS – Value-Added Packaging Operator Viktor Merklinger fills a SEMKIT(R) package with high-performance, lightweight aerospace sealant on new equipment at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) Central Europe application support center in Hamburg, Germany. SEMKIT packages are an industry standard for pre-proportioned, two-part aerospace sealants, and they are among the many configurations available with SEMCO(R) packaging and application systems. In addition to SEMKIT packaging, the Hamburg facility’s new capabilities include providing premixed and frozen sealant and Customized Sealant Solutions products such as PRC(R) seal caps and PRC SEMFOAM(TM) sealant. (PRC, SEMCO and SEMKIT are registered trademarks and SEMFOAM is a trademark of PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.)(Photo:Business Wire)

According to Ulrich Krueger, PPG Deutschland Sales and Services GMBH managing director, the ASC now has full packaging capabilities for PPG sealants and the ability to produce Customized Sealant Solutions products.

“ASC-Central Europe has a successful history of repackaging coatings and third-party chemicals to meet customer specifications as well as supplying sealants repackaged at our Shildon, England, ASC to customers in Central and Eastern Europe,” Krueger said. “We are building on this experience to provide a broader range of sealants in customer-friendly packaging by adding our premixed and frozen sealant and SEMKIT packaging capabilities.”

In addition to repackaging PPG coatings and third-party chemicals, ASC-Central Europe color mixes top coatings and delivers products to customer specifications.

“With the expanded sealants production capacity at PPG’s Shildon facility, we are well positioned to meet growing demand and opportunities,” Krueger said.

Among their services, PPG’s ASCs including ASC-Central Europe repackage products received in bulk containers such as drums, pails, gallons or quarts for aerospace and other customers using proprietary SEMCO(R) packaging and application systems. SEMCO systems provide packaging solutions for one- or two-part materials. The Hamburg ASC will now provide premixed and frozen sealants and SEMKIT packages that contain two-part sealants, and it will be able to produce Customized Sealant Solutions products such as PRC seal caps used to dome-seal aircraft fasteners and PRC SEMFOAM sealant, which is an open-cell, inert polyurethane foam cut to shape and then loaded with the appropriate aerospace sealant.

To learn more about SEMCO packaging and application systems, visit www.semcopackaging.com or call the PPG Aerospace customer service line (in North America) at +1-800-AEROMIX (237-6649) or the Hamburg ASC at +49 (40) 742 193 10.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer of aerospace sealants, coatings, and packaging and application systems. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
PRC, SEMCO and SEMKIT are registered trademarks and SEMFOAM is a trademark of PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.

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