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PPG shows color, textured options for aerospace transparency plastic at NBAA

OPTICOR advanced transparency material offers superior performance

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 pm EDT



PPG (NYSE:PPG) is displaying a commercial aircraft passenger-cabin window prototype fabricated from OPTICOR™ advanced transparency material and color and textured clear samples of the PPG proprietary aerospace plastic at the National Business Aviation Association convention and exhibition. Visitors can learn more at PPG’s booth 1219 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 1-3.

According to Mark Hood, PPG global director, general aviation transparencies, Opticor advanced transparency material is the lightest weight plastic available for aerospace transparencies, saving weight on aircraft for enhanced fuel efficiency. It also has exceptional crazing and scratch resistance to retain optical clarity and excellent fire resistance.

PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and Opticor are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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RAINBOW OF COLORS – A sample of gray-tinted OPTICOR™ advanced transparency material is shown between Steve Neyman, left, PPG segment manager for general aviation transparencies, and Preston Nesselrotte, PPG segment manager for military aviation transparencies. In front are samples of other tints and clear samples with textured designs that NBAA visitors can see at PPG booth 1219.


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