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History

  2010

2015

  • PPG acquires Cuming Microwave, provider of specialty coatings and materials that absorb microwaves and radio waves such as radar
  • PPG expands its line of SEMCO® sealant removal tools with ergonomically-designed scrapers
  • PPG submits offer to acquire a majority interest in the aerospace and automotive sealants businesses of Le Joint Français (LJF)
  • PPG installs first commercial system in U.S. for application of its aerospace electrocoat (e-coat) primer to aircraft parts at the U.S. Coast Guard
  • New solar-heat-management coating system introduced that keeps aircraft passenger cabins cooler
  • Alteos® II Interactive Window System introduced by PPG and Gentex, lighter weight and darker



2014

  • PPG qualifies Aerocron™  electrocoat primer to AMS 3144
  • PPG qualifies new chromate-free wash primer coatings systems to AMS 3095 
  • PPG develops eco-friendly PRC® PR-2870 Class B sealant as a replacement option for PRO-SEAL™ 870 sealant
  • PPG Huntsville, Alabama production plant celebrates its 45th anniversary pigment


2013

  • PPG completes acquisition of Deft Coatings
  • PPG qualifies PRC® FIP Strip form-in-place sealant tape to AMS 3379
  • PPG Aerospace expands operations in Japan with relocation of the ASC to Miyoshi


2012

  • PPG commercializes Opticor™ Advanced Transparency Material on Gulfstream 650
  • PPG develops Clarity™ Transparency Cleaning System
  • PPG introduces Aerocron™ Ecoat, the first electrocoat primer for the aerospace industry
  • PPG introduces Desothane® topcoats with Andaro® special effect pigment


2010

  • PPG develops look-through HUD capable commercial windshield - 787
  • First chrome free primer is instituted at The Boeing Company Narrow Body line in Renton

2009

  • PPG introduces Alteos® Interactive Window Systems on King Air 350I
  • Alteos® Interactive Window Systems introduced on The Boeing Company 787
  • Ballistic transport aircraft windshields are developed for the Airbus A400M

2008

  • PPG Aerospace opens transparent armor factory in Sylmar, California
  • PPG paints first aircraft with Desothane® HD basecoat clearcoat

2007

  • PPG Aerospace opens window framing facility in Suzhou, China
  • The Boeing Company selects Customized Sealants Solutions PRC® Seal Caps for the 787 program
  • Deft* wins 3rd IR-100 Award for development of chrome free primers

2006

  • PPG Aerospace qualified selectively strippable paint system for the The Boeing Company 787 aircraft
  • Airbus approves Semfoam® Kits for use on the A320 family

2005

  • PPG Aerospace introduces first electrochromatic aircraft window and increases transparent armor capabilities with Sierracin acquisition
  • PPG Aerospace opens window framing facility in Huntsville, Alabama

2004

  • PPG Aerospace qualifies first selectively strippable paint system at Airbus
  • PPG develops electrically heated, acrylic-polycarbonate tilt-rotor windshield for the Boeing Bell V-22

2003

  • PPG Aerospace enters Boeing Aftermarket for transparencies and launches Customized Sealant Solutions with the first use of PRC® Seal Caps by ASC - Canada

2002

  • PPG Aerospace qualified CA8800 buffable exterior paint system in the General Aviation Industry

2001

  • PRC-DeSoto International* introduces PR-2050, the first flexible aerodynamic smoothing compound 
2000  
  1990

1999

  • Deft* wins 2nd IR-100 award for the development of "ELT" - Extended Life Topcoat technology

1998

  • PPG develops electrically heated, acrylic-polycarbonate rotocraft windshield, Sikorsky S-92

1997

  • PPG introduces SolGard® acrylic hard coatings
  • Launch of Desothane® HS topcoat globally

1993

  • Courtaulds Aerospace* introduces first light weight fuel tank sealant
  • PPG introduces night-vision compatible transport aircraft windshields - C130J

1992

  • PPG introduces Surface Seal® hydrophobic coatings for windows
  • PPG introduces hoop-loaded glass window - CRJ

1990

  • ICI* Aerospace launches Selectively Strippable System

1989

  • PRC* introduces first sprayable fuel tank sealant
  • Sierracin* introduces 650 knot 4 lb. bird-resistant wraparound fighter windshield

1987

  • PRC* introduces first fuel resistant, electrically conductive sealant

1986

  • PRC* introduces Permapol® P-3 and first P-3 sealant

1985

  • Sierracin* introduces first commercial polycarbonate windshield certified FAA Part 25 for the military
  • Sierracin* introduces application of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) on plastic substrate
  • Sierracin* introduces commercial glass faced polycarbonate windshield - Embraer 120
  • PPG introduces Nesatron® ITO electrically heated windows

1984

  • PPG introduces Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) heated cockpit windshields

1983

  • PPG debuts PPG 483 interlayer material for windows
  • Sierracin* introduces first and only all-plastic, electrically de-iced windshield for the military

1981

  • Sierracin* introduces composite windshield panel for the military
  • Deft* receives first IR-100 award for industrial waterborne coating
1980  
  1970

1979

  • Sierracin* introduces first production low observable aircraft transparencies for the military

1978

  • Sierracin* introduces first composite bomber windshield for the military
  • Sierracin* introduces first laminated bubble canopy for the military
  • Sierracin* introduces glass-faced polycarbonate Windshield - B-1B
  • Sierracin* introduces laminated polycarbonate-acrylic canopy, F-16

1976

  • PPG debuts PPG112 interlayer material for aircraft windows

1974

  • PPG debuts lightweight hoop-loaded window design

1973

  • Sierracin* introduces first single-piece, bird-resistant bubble canopy for the military

1972

  • DeSoto Paint* develops Desothane® HS topcoat, first urethane topcoat to commercial and military aviation specifications
  • PRC* introduces first high temperature polysulfide sealant

1969

  • PPG introduces Nesatron® heat film coating on windows

1968

  • PRC* introduces first corrosion inhibitive sealants
  • Hoop-loaded glass-faced acrylic windshield - L-1011

1967

  • Sierracin* introduces first curved glass-plastic composite windshield

1966

  • Sierracin* introduces first radar reflective plastic transparency for the military
  • PPG introduces first glass-plastic composite windshields for the military

1965

  • Sierracin* introduces first all-plastic heated side windows for the military

1963

  • PPG introduces Herculite® II chemically tempered aircraft glass

1961

  • DeSoto Paint* develops Super Koropon® primer, the first Skydrol®- resistant primer for the aerospace industry
  • PPG introduces Aircon® low volt heated windows
1960  
  1950

1959

  • Sierracin* invents first composite aircraft windshield
  • Sierracin* invents first electrically-defogged composite laminate for the military
  • Sierracin* invents Sierracote gold heater film introduced on F106
  • Sierracin* invents acrylic heated side windows introduced

1958 

  • Pro-Seal* introduces first manganese dioxide cured polysulfide sealants

1956

  • PRC* introduces first jet fuel-resistant sealant

1953

  • First acrylic laminate pressurized - Lockheed Constellation

1946

  • PPG introduces defogging and de-icing coatings on windows
  • PPG introduces NESA® SnO electrically heated windows
1940  
  1930

1938

  • PPG is first to use tempered glass in aircraft windows

1928

  • PPG introduces first laminated aircraft glass

1927

  • PPG delivers the first aircraft window for Ford Tri-Motor
1920  

*now PPG Aerospace