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PPG introduces new TUFROV, HYBON and INNOFIBER products
PPG has added three new products to its established TUFROV®, HYBON® and INNOFIBER® fiber glass product lines.

PPG to invest $20 million to upgrade Chester, South Carolina, fiber glass plant
PPG today announced that it is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, South Carolina. The facility, which employs 150 people, manufactures direct-draw fiber glass products used in filament winding, pultrusion, long-fiber thermoplastics and wind energy applications.

PPG expert discusses green fiber glass technology at two international meetings
PPG announced that Hong Li, PPG senior staff  scientist, fiber glass science and technology, presented on new green fiber glass technology at the 24th International Congress on Glass in Shanghai earlier this year and will present again at the 3rd International Glass Fiber Symposium in Aachen, Germany, Oct. 17-19.

PPG to debut new products, present three papers at CAMX 2016
PPG will introduce three new fiber glass products and present three technical papers at the 2016 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Sept. 26-29.

PPG reports second quarter 2016 financial results
PPG today reported second quarter 2016 net sales of $4.1 billion, down less than 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew by more than 1 percent year-over-year, and acquisition-related sales contributed more than 1 percent. Sales volumes and selling prices were flat versus the prior-year period. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by more than 2 percent, or about $95 million.

Racecar features first-ever composite rear suspension with PPG fiber glass
PPG announced that Polystrand Inc., a Denver-based manufacturer of thermoplastic composite materials, used TUFROV® 4510 and TUFROV 4588 fiber glass roving products by PPG to build a racecar featuring the world’s first thermoplastic composite rear suspension.

PPG signs agreement for sale of European fiber glass operations to Nippon Electric Glass
PPG today announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its European fiber glass operations to glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. (NEG). The transaction is subject to completion of employee consultation processes, receipt of regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions. PPG and NEG expect to close the transaction in the second half of 2016.

PPG awarded DOE partnership for fiber glass manufacturing improvement project
PPG will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to use high-performance computers to help reduce glass fiber breakage during the fiber glass manufacturing process. The PPG/LLNL collaboration was recently awarded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s new High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program.

PPG reports sustainability progress, updates 2020 goals
PPG today released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.

PPG marks successful 2015, record financials at annual meeting
PPG today held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry spoke about the company’s continued strategic progress and record financial performance.

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