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Several PPG Products Receive GREENGUARD Certification

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Interior Paints Recognized in Programs of Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools</i> </p>

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Several PPG Products Receive GREENGUARD Certification08:30 EDT Tuesday, March 26, 2013 PITTSBURGH (Business Wire) -- Nine products from PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. recently received GREENGUARD certification, aiming to protect human health through air quality improvements and reduced chemical exposure. The certification process, supported by The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, helps manufacturers create interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. Certifications in several program segments helps buyers identify and trust brands and products to use for important projects. The following products recently received GREENGUARD certifications for the Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools programs: SEAL GRIP® Interior/Exterior Acrylic Universal Primer/SealerThis product is especially formulated to block most stains - water, smoke, ink, markers, and tannin. It has exceptional adhesion to glossy surfaces and can be used as a whole house primer. PPG SPEEDHIDE® Interior Enamel Eggshell LatexThis product is an economical solution for both commercial maintenance and new construction. This low-VOC, low-odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied while delivering the durable product performance required. PPG SPEEDHIDE® Interior Semi-Gloss Acrylic LatexThis product is an economical solution for both commercial maintenance and new construction. This low-VOC, low odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied while delivering the durable product performance required. PITT-GLAZE® WB1 Interior Eggshell Pre-Catalyzed Water-Borne Acrylic EpoxyThis product is a one-component acrylic epoxy eggshell coating for interior use in commercial, institutional and light industrial environments. It is a low-odor replacement for traditional two component acrylic epoxy products providing a recoatable, impact and mildew-resistant coating. PITT-GLAZE® WB1 Interior Semi-Gloss Pre-Catalyzed Water-Borne Acrylic EpoxyThis product is a one-component acrylic epoxy semi-gloss coating for interior use in commercial, institutional and light industrial environments. It is a low-odor replacement for traditional two component acrylic epoxy products providing a recoatable, impact and mildew-resistant coating. SPEEDHIDE® SUPER TECH® WB Interior 100% Acrylic Dry-Fog Flat LatexThis product is a premium, fast-drying, low-VOC flat designed for interior ceilings and overhead surfaces. With its excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates, this low-odor dry-fog is formulated to have excellent flash rust resistance. SPEEDHIDE® SUPER TECH® WB Interior 100% Acrylic Dry-Fog Semi-Gloss LatexThis product is a premium, fast-drying, low-VOC semi-gloss designed for interior ceilings and overhead surfaces. With its excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates, this low-odor dry-fog is formulated to have excellent flash rust resistance. Pitt-Tech® Plus Interior/Exterior DTM Industrial PrimerThis product is a 100% acrylic waterborne primer recommended for use on properly prepared interior or exterior metal surfaces. This easy to use primer is ideal for light to moderate industrial climates for maintenance or new commercial construction. Pitt-Tech® Plus Interior/Exterior Semi-Gloss DTM Industrial EnamelThis product is a 100% acrylic waterborne coating developed for direct-to-metal applications. This semi-gloss product offers superior protection while providing excellent color and gloss retention. The Indoor Air Quality program showcases products in office environments and indoor spaces that meet strict chemical emissions limits and contribute to healthy interiors. The Children & Schools certification program supports products used in schools, daycares and other environments for children. These certified materials and products meet strict criteria and are referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Building Rating System. These products join existing GREENGUARD certified PPG product lines of Speedhide zero and PURE PERFORMANCE®. These products are available at most PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® and PPG PORTER PAINTS® retail locations as well as independent dealers. To learn more about these products visit www.ppgpro.com. PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com. PPG Pittsburgh Paints, PPG Porter Paints, Pitt-Glaze, Pitt-Tech, PPG Speedhide, Seal Grip, Speedhide, Super Tech and Pure Performance are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.LEED is a registered trademark of the US Green Building Council.The GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified Mark is a registered certification mark used under license through theGREENGUARD Environmental Institute. MullenEric Ash, 412-402-0186eash@mullen.comorPPG Architectural CoatingsDori Marks, 412-434-3180marks@ppg.com