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PPG to Invest $1.7 Million in Kunshan, China, Coatings Manufacturing Facility

New dispense cell will expand production capacity for protective, marine coatings

Friday, November 30, 2018 8:18 am EST

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KUNSHAN, China
"The dispense cell will produce the required quantity and quality of protective coatings product in a matter of minutes in an enclosed process that maximizes environmental performance."

KUNSHAN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced a $1.7 million (RMB12 million) investment in a new dispense cell at its Kunshan, China, coatings manufacturing facility. The new cell, expected to be fully operational in January 2019, will increase production flexibility and productivity at the site, while also delivering significant cost savings, shortened delivery cycles and reduced emissions.

“Our Kunshan facility is tasked with locally supplying our protective and marine coatings customers in China. This investment will deliver rapid response supply tailored to our protective customers’ needs in China,” said Mike Horton, vice president, protective and marine coatings, Asia Pacific. “The dispense cell will produce the required quantity and quality of protective coatings product in a matter of minutes in an enclosed process that maximizes environmental performance.”

The Kunshan plant produces protective and marine coatings and houses the PPG Asia Research and Development (R&D) Center, the company’s regional hub for R&D. The Kunshan plant holds ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certifications. In addition, the Kunshan passive fire protection coatings lab was previously awarded the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and certificate of participation in the Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Witness Test Data Program in the U.S.

For more information on PPG’s protective and marine coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com.

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Contact:

PPG Media Contacts:
Hunter Lee
PPG Corporate Communications, China
+86 22 6620 6102
hunterlee@ppg.com
www.china.ppg.com

Mark Silvey
PPG Corporate Communications
+1-412-434-3046
silvey@ppg.com

PPG Investor Contact:
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Investor Relations
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jbruno@ppg.com
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