PPG Industries, Inc. Description
PPG Industries, Inc. operates as a coatings and specialty products company. The company's Performance Coatings segment offers coatings products for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings, and specialty coatings for signs; supplies sealants, coatings, technical cleaners and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation aircraft and transparent armor for military land vehicles; and coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures to metal fabricators, heavy duty maintenance contractors, and manufacturers of ships, bridges, rail cars, and shipping containers. Its Industrial Coatings segment offers industrial and automotive coatings for manufacturing companies; and packaging coatings and inks to the manufacturers of aerosol, food, and beverage containers. The company's Architectural Coatings Europe, Middle East, and Africa segment provides coatings used by painting and maintenance contractors and by consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures, as well as purchased sundries to painting contractors and consumers. Its Optical and Specialty Materials segment offers Transitions lenses, optical lens materials, and sunlenses; amorphous precipitated silicas for tire, battery separator, and other end-use markets; and Teslin substrate used in applications, such as radio frequency identification tags and labels, e-passports, drivers' licenses, and identification cards. The company's Glass segment supplies flat glass and continuous-strand fiber glass products for commercial and residential construction and the wind energy, energy infrastructure, transportation, and electronics industries. PPG Industries sells its products through company-owned stores, home centers, paint dealers, and independent distributors, as well as directly to customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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