PPG is breaking from its roots as a plate glass producer, and in future will concentrate solely on its paint and coatings business. The company that began as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. (hence the initials in the name) is selling the glass operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico's largest plate glass producer, for a reported US $750-million.
PPG has introduced Aquacron 200 Series coating, a waterborne acrylic urethane for exterior building products.
The Lumiclad aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a rich black finish on aluminum components and is recommended for power transmission components such as couplings, electrical card cages, and military and weapon components.
Nordson Corp., a supplier of precision powder application technology, has added Clint Eastwood to its Industrial Coating Systems Group. Eastwood joins the company as a powder system specialist.
The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for their service and dedication to their chapters at its 2016 annual meeting in June. It also installed its 2016-17 officers and national board members.