Metal Coatings News

Read the press releases below to stay up-to-date on the latest PPG Metal Coatings news.

Durapaint Industries joins PPG CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM group 
PPG Industries’ building products-exterior coatings group announced that Durapaint Industries Limited, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, has been accredited as a member of the PPG CAP CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM® (PPG/CAP) group.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 26, 2015)

PPG redesigns website for architects and coatings, glass, paint specifiers 
PPG Industries has redesigned and updated its architectural metal coatings, glass and paint website,, which enables architects, interior designers and other building professionals to research, specify and source PPG’s entire collection of metal coatings, glass and paint.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 23, 2015)

PPG introduces DURAFORM DR polyester coatings for garage, entry doors 
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ DR coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for garage and entry door applications.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 20, 2015)

PPG to highlight DURANAR coatings at 2015 Frame Building Expo 
PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group will exhibit its complete line of DURANAR® fluoropolymer coatings, including infrared (IR)-reflective ULTRA-COOL® and VARI-COOL® products, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 18-20.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 17, 2015)

PPG metal coatings binder now available in APPLE APP STORE online store 
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group announced that its digital Architectural Metal Coatings Binder is now available for download in the APPLE® APP STORE(SM) online store.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 11, 2015)

Three new PPG products among ARCHITECTURAL RECORD best of 2014 
Three products introduced by PPG Industries in 2014 were chosen among the best new products of the year in an annual competition held by Architectural Record magazine, one of the industry’s most widely-read trade publications.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 6, 2015)

PPG wins two Readers Choice Awards from USGlass Magazine 
PPG Industries has won two Readers Choice Awards from USGlass magazine for DURANAR® coatings and STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass.
PITTSBURGH – (Jan. 20, 2015)

PPG offers 10-by-10-inch paper color samples for select DURANAR coatings 
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group is now offering 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 popular DURANAR® coatings through, its on-demand sample- and literature-ordering portal.
PITTSBURGH – (Dec. 15, 2014)

Steelscape offers graffiti-resistant DURANAR, CORAFLON coatings by PPG 
PPG Industries’ building products group announced Steelscape is now offering metallic-coated and pre-painted steel with DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings. 
PITTSBURGH – (Oct. 8, 2014)

PPG to display graffiti-resistant coatings at METALCON 2014 
PPG Industries will display DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings and unveil several new concept colors for Duranar VARI-COOL® coatings at METALCON International 2014 in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, Oct. 1-3. 
PITTSBURGH – (Oct. 1, 2014)

PPG launches DURANAR ADS coatings for architectural metals 
PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group has launched DURANAR® ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coating, a newly-formulated product that surpasses the performance of the original Duranar ADS coating. 
PITTSBURGH – (Sept. 26, 2014)

PPG publishes coil coating color guide for building products
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has published the Building Products Coil Coatings Color Guide, an eight-page brochure featuring 100 coatings color samples categorized according to eight product lines and five resin chemistries. 
PITTSBURGH – (Sept. 19, 2014)

PPG to highlight expanded line of DURANAR coatings at CONSTRUCT 2014
PPG Industries’ coil and building products-exterior coatings group will exhibit its complete line of DURANAR® coatings, including its ULTRA-COOL®, VARI-COOL®, powder and graffiti-resistant products, at CONSTRUCT 2014 in Baltimore, Sept. 10-11. 
PITTSBURGH – (Sept. 8, 2014)

PPG performance glass coatings group to exhibit at GlassBuild America
PPG Industries’ performance glass coatings group will display its full line of DG-KOTE™ mirror, decorative and specialty coatings solutions at GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window and Door Expo, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 9-11.
PITTSBURGH – (Sept. 4, 2014)

TRENDCAST Styling Directions presented at PPG consumer color show
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business presented TRENDCAST® Styling Directions 2014, a portable color tool kit developed for designers of consumer products, to more than 125 professional designers and students from the San Francisco area during two color shows in May.
PITTSBURGH – (Aug. 13, 2014)

PPG supplies DURANAR and DURACRON metal coatings for Port of Miami Tunnel
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group announced that it supplied DURANAR® XL and DURACRON® coatings to the recently opened Port of Miami Tunnel, which is made up of two 4,200-foot-long highway tunnels that travel under Biscayne Bay, connecting the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island to the Port of Miami on Dodge Island. 
PITTSBURGH – (August 7, 2014)

PPG introduces online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings
PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is now available online in a digital, downloadable format at
PITTSBURGH – (July 7, 2014)

PPG renews, updates 17 AIA continuing education courses for architects
PPG Industries announced that it has renewed or updated 17 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) registered programs covering architectural coatings, glass and paint. 
PITTSBURGH – (June 19, 2014)

PPG debuts data sheet for ENVIRON MCL coatings
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published an informational guide about ENVIRON® MCL coatings, an environmentally-friendly, water-based coating for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME® coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal.
PITTSBURGH – (June 2, 2014)

PPG introduces TRENDCAST Styling Directions color tool kit
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced TRENDCAST Styling Directions 2014, a comprehensive portable tool kit created to help designers of appliances, outdoor furniture, electronics, recreational equipment and other products identify the colors, textures and surfaces that will keep them on the leading edge of consumer taste for the next two years.
PITTSBURGH – (May 28, 2014)

PPG to highlight graffiti-resistant coatings at AIA National Conference and Expo
1PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group will highlight CORAFLON(R) GR (graffiti-resistant) and DURANAR(R) GR coatings at the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Chicago, June 26-28.
PITTSBURGH – (May 15, 2014)

PPG to reintroduce DURANAR ADS coatings for architectural metals
PPG Industries' coil and building products coatings group announced that it will reintroduce DURANAR® ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coatings this summer, three years after the products were withdrawn from the market.
PITTSBURGH – (May 8, 2014)

PPG supplies metal coatings to One World Trade Center
PPG Industries' building products group announced that DURANAR® coatings are being used to paint the 11-story podium portion of One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper that will soon open as the centerpiece of the new World Trade Center complex in New York.
PITTSBURGH – (May 1, 2014)

DOE awards $224,000 to PPG to develop new class of pigments for cool coatings
PPG, Berkeley Lab aim to produce dark-colored coatings with unprecedented solar reflectance 
PITTSBURGH – (April 4, 2014)

New flyer highlights innovative DURANAR specialty coatings by PPG
Color-shifting, textured and pearlescent coatings among offerings
PITTSBURGH – (February 17, 2014)

PPG video features DURANAR GR, CORAFLON GR graffiti-resistant clear coats
Four-minute video describes, demonstrates graffiti-removal system for metal panels
PITTSBURGH – (January 29, 2014)

PPG introduces DURANAR GR and CORAFLON GR graffiti-resistant coatings
Duranar GR and Coraflon GR coatings feature a clear, graffiti-resistant barrier over the pigmented color layer of the coating.
PITTSBURGH – (October 25, 2013)

PPG publishes color guide for architectural liquid, powder coatings
Brochure features color chips, product codes for 90 colors in seven formulations
PITTSBURGH – (October 9, 2013)

PPG to display full range of products at Powder Coating 2013
PITTSBURGH – (October 8, 2013)

PPG to display decorative specialty coatings at METALCON 2013
Products feature unique pigments, textures and finishes
PITTSBURGH – (September 30, 2013)

PPG to highlight DURANAR, CORAFLON coatings at CONSTRUCT 2013
Versatile, high-end coatings suit wide range of architectural applications
PITTSBURGH – (September 9, 2013)

PPG to reinstate CORAFLON brand name for FEVE architectural powder coatings Name is more familiar to architects than NEWLAR brand name, which will be retired
PITTSBURGH – (August 1, 2013)

PPG earns Excellence in Advertising Award from Architectural Record 
PPG Industries has won a 2013 Excellence in Advertising Award, along with Pipitone Group, its online advertising agency, from McGraw-Hill Construction Media and Architectural Record magazine. PPG and Pittsburgh-based Pipitone Group were honored for high click-through rates and user interaction for a campaign featuring three separate online advertisements.
PITTSBURGH – (July 10, 2013)

PPG expands Springdale, Pa., facility to serve global electronics market
PPG expands Springdale, Pa., facility to serve global electronics market – Site begins producing conductive inks, coatings after Spraylat acquisition.
PITTSBURGH – (June 14, 2013)

PPG donates coatings to Habitat for Humanity project at AIA National Convention
PPG donates coatings to Habitat for Humanity project at AIA National Convention – DURANAR ULTRA-COOL coatings to help achieve LEED Platinum certification goal.
PITTSBURGH – (June 10, 2013)

PPG publishes data sheet for SILVERSAN anti-microbial-protected powder coating
PPG publishes data sheet for SILVERSAN anti-microbial-protected powder coating – Silver-ionic technology meets growing demand for hygienic, high-touch coating.
PITTSBURGH – (June 7, 2013)

PPG to debut NEWLAR powder coatings
PPG Industries’ coil and extrusion coatings group will debut NEWLAR(TM) powder coatings and highlight its existing line of DURANAR® liquid and powder coatings at the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Denver, June 20-22.
PITTSBURGH – (May 24, 2013)

New PPG data sheet matches powder coatings, AAMA performance specs.
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has published a new data sheet that categorizes PPG architectural powder coatings according to American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) performance standards.
PITTSBURGH – (March 7, 2013)

PPG to display new DURASTAR, DURAFORM coatings at Frame Building Expo
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business will exhibit an expanded line of DURASTAR(R) coil coatings and a new line of DURAFORM(TM) coil coatings in booth 629 at the 2013 Frame Building Expo in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 22-24.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb 15, 2013)

PPG wins marketing leadership award from BD&C magazine
PPG Industries announced it has won a Building Design & Construction magazine Marketing Leadership Award for a print advertisement promoting the environmental sustainability of PPG glass and coatings.
PITTSBURGH – (December 20, 2012)

PPG receives Chairman’s Award at METALCON 2012
PPG Industries' coil and extrusion coatings group received a 2012 Chairman's Award from the Metal Construction Association at METALCON, the only annual conference dedicated to metal construction products, technologies and solutions.
PITTSBURGH – (December 4, 2012)

PPG to exhibit next-generation DURANAR coatings at GREENBUILD Expo
Infrared-reflective ULTRA-COOL technology highlighted
PITTSBURGH – (October 10, 2012)

PPG to highlight new, improved family of coil coatings at METALCON 2012
Company to introduce next-generation DURANAR coatings
PITTSBURGH – (October 2, 2012)

PPG white paper covers performance expectations for UV-durable coil coatings
Document examines long-term performance of several coating technologies
PITTSBURGH – (September 20, 2012)

PPG to display environmentally advanced coatings at CONSTRUCT 2012 
PPG Industries will exhibit a complete line of environmentally advanced coil and extrusion coatings at CONSTRUCT 2012 and the Construction Specifier Institute (CSI) National Convention in Phoenix, Sept. 11-14. PPG products on display in booth 507 will include DURANAR® liquid and powder coatings.
PITTSBURGH – (August 29, 2012)

DURANAR coatings featured on award-winning window products
PPG Industries announced that a new series of window products featuring DURANAR®coatings was among the winners of the 2012 Glass Magazine Awards announced earlier this month.
PITTSBURGH – (August 14, 2012)

PPG certified metal panel program adds six Nucor Buildings Group companies
PPG Industries' coil and extrusion coatings business announced that six members of the Nucor Buildings Group (NBG) have achieved PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP) accreditation.
PITTSBURGH – (August 1, 2012)

PPG to debut two new architectural glasses, powder coating at AIA Show
PPG Industries will unveil two new architectural glasses at the 2012 American Institute of Architects' (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington D.C., May 17-19, along with a new DURANAR® powder coating for metal roof applications.
PITTSBURGH – (April 23, 2012)

Astro Shapes joins PPG Certified Applicator Program
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business announced that Astro Shapes, Inc., Struthers, Ohio, has achieved PPG Certified Applicator Program (PPG/CAP) accreditation as a premier member.
PITTSBURGH – (March 23, 2012)

PPG introduces coatings brochure for auto parts and accessories
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has published a new brochure highlighting its full line of coatings and pretreatment products for automotive parts and accessories.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 16, 2012)

PPG to highlight cool roof coatings at 2012 International Roofing Expo
PPG Industries will exhibit the complete line of environmentally progressive DURANAR® and CORAFLON® coatings for metal roofs and building panels in booth 419 at the 2012 International Roofing Expo.
PITTSBURGH – (Feb. 9, 2012)

PPG announces price increase for coil and extrusion coatings in North America
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) industrial coatings business announced today that it is raising prices by an average of 8 to 12 percent on all coil and extrusion coating products in North America, effective Oct. 1 or as permissible by contract.
PITTSBURGH – (August 8, 2011)

YKK AP America joins PPG certified applicator program
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business announced that YKK AP America Inc., Dublin, Ga., has been accredited as a premier member of the PPG/CAP CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM(R).
PITTSBURGH – (July 11, 2011)

New San Diego cruise terminal features DURANAR VARI-COOL coatings
The recently-opened Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, a $28 million cruise ship terminal at the Port of San Diego, is the second major building to feature color-shifting DURANAR(R) VARI-COOL(R) coatings.
PITTSBURGH – (April 25, 2011)

San Jose International Airport first showcase for DURANAR powder coatings
Environmentally advanced coatings featured on new Terminal B concourse.
PITTSBURGH – (April 5, 2011)

PPG issues white paper on energy savings with 'cool' wall, window, roof systems
PPG Industries' coil and extrusion coatings group has issued a white paper demonstrating the superior energy performance of buildings with infrared (IR)-reflective coatings on metal walls, window frames and roofs.
PITTSBURGH – (March 21, 2011)

PPG to highlight advanced glass, coatings at AIA Show
PPG Industries will showcase advanced architectural glasses and coatings at the 2011 American Institute of Architects' Convention in New Orleans, May 12-14, booth 1635.
PITTSBURGH – (March 9, 2011)

PPG publishes ULTRA-COOL coatings brochure
PPG Industries' coil and extrusion coatings group has published a brochure highlighting colorful DURANAR® ULTRA-COOL® and SUPERL® II ULTRA-COOL infrared-reflective coatings for metal roofs, sidewalls and building components.
PITTSBURGH – (February 28, 2011)

PPG launches online solar reflectance index (SRI) tool for cool roofs
Searchable database helps architects find best combination of color and performance.
PITTSBURGH – (February 14, 2011)

Packers fans top Steelers fans in PPG "Souper" Bowl Challenge
Workers in PPG Industries' industrial coatings business in Oak Creek, Wis., topped their colleagues in Springdale, Pa. in collecting food and donations for local charities.
PITTSBURGH – (February 8, 2011)

President Obama Cites advanced PPG glass, coatings in Penn State Speech
President Obama acknowledged PPG Industries as a leader in the development of high-performance glass and coatings for energy-efficient buildings.
PITTSBURGH – (February 4, 2011)

DAZZLE metal panel coverings now available at
Colorful metal panels can now be ordered from PPG.
PITTSBURGH – (January 31, 2011)

Two PPG AIA/CES programs available through Hanley Wood University
Hanley Wood University, an online education source for architects, is now offering two new AIA/CES registered programs developed by PPG Industrial Coatings.
PITTSBURGH – (November 29, 2010)

PPG glass, coatings used in five of AIA's top ten green building projects
American Institute of Architects' Committee on the environment top projects feature glass or coatings from PPG.
PITTSBURGH – (September 9, 2010)