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PPG To Kick Off Golden Anniversary Of Duranar® Coatings At A'17

Highlighting Global Landmarks, Product History, Performance Characteristics

Since their introduction in 1967, Duranar coatings have been specified for countless architectural landmarks around the world, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG (NYSE: PPG) will launch a year-long celebration of Duranar® coatings' 50th anniversary at A'17, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017, in Orlando, Florida, April 27-29.

Since their introduction in 1967, Duranar coatings have been specified for countless architectural landmarks around the world, including the Empire State Building in New York, the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Shanghai World Financial Center in China.

ppg-duranar-50th-logoBrian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said PPG chose the AIA Conference on Architecture to kick off the golden-anniversary celebration of Duranar coatings because of their sustained popularity with architects. "The list of architects who have specified Duranar coatings over the past 50 years includes many of the most famous and innovative practitioners," he said. "Today, we take for granted the ability to design durable, colorful curtain walls and storefronts, but a half-century ago, such designs were made possible only with the introduction of the first fluoropolymer products such as Duranar coatings."

Visitors to the PPG booth during A'17 can commemorate the golden anniversary by viewing a retrospective of famous buildings finished with Duranar coatings. There also will be an historical timeline tracing from the development of Duranar coatings in the late 1960s through recent innovations such as infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) Duranar Ultra-Cool® coatings, color-shifting Duranar Vari-Cool® coatings, graffiti-resistant Duranar GR coatings and ultra-low-VOC (volatile organic compound) Duranar powder coatings. PPG also will hand out mementos and a brochure featuring famous buildings finished with Duranar coatings.

To learn more, visit PPG at booth 2423, log onto or call 1-800-258-6398.

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ppg-logoPPG: We protect and beautify the world™. PPG (NYSE:PPG) works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, PPG solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016. PPG serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit and, and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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