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PPG, Vision Systems to develop aircraft window shading applications
PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading solutions for aircraft.

PPG reports first quarter 2017 financial results
PPG today reported first quarter 2017 net sales of about $3.6 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew nearly 3 percent year-over-year, aided by sales volume growth of 2 percent.

PPG names Bencun global platform business director for aerospace coatings
PPG has named Daniel Bencun global platform business director for aerospace coatings and a member of PPG’s aerospace global leadership team.

PPG begins COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Alabama Constitution Village in Huntsville
PPG today announced the start of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Huntsville, Alabama, to help renovate and beautify Constitution Hall and the site at Alabama Constitution Village, which is considered to be the birthplace of Alabama. As part of the effort, on Saturday, March 25, about 50 volunteers will serve as volunteer painters, gardeners and landscapers on the Constitution Hall grounds. The volunteers include PPG employees and family members, team members of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and employees of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums that operates Alabama Constitution Village.

PPG, PPG Aerospace Sealants Europe receive Airbus Best Performer Awards
PPG and its joint venture Sealants Europe SAS, trading as PPG Aerospace Sealants Europe, each received a 2016 Best Performer Award from Airbus, in its Procurement Operations Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program (SQIP), as material and parts suppliers.

PPG to exhibit aerospace products and services at Avalon 2017 Australia International Airshow
PPG will exhibit its latest aerospace products and services at the Avalon 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition in Geelong, Australia, Feb. 28 through March 5.

PPG reports fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results
PPG today reported fourth quarter 2016 net sales of $3.5 billion, down more than 1 percent versus the prior year. Sales in local currencies increased by more than 1 percent aided by sales volume growth approaching 2 percent year-over-year. The net impact from business portfolio actions contributed less than 1 percent to sales growth as acquisition-related sales increases modestly exceeded the absence of sales from the divested European fiber glass business. These aggregate net sales gains were more than offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation that reduced net sales by about 3 percent, or approximately $100 million.

PPG coatings create showpiece finish for Carrington livery
When Carrington Holding Co. took delivery of its first Bombardier* Global Express XRS* business jet, company officials said they were impressed with the aircraft from the interior to its custom paint job. PPG aerospace coatings in metallic blue, metallic titanium and Las Vegas Gold dazzle beneath the white fuselage, engine cowling and vertical stabilizer that are accented by a special-effect paint appropriately named Carrington Pearl Blue.

PPG eco-friendly wash primer coatings system chosen by LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines (Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) has chosen a new chrome-free aerospace primer coatings system by PPG for corrosion resistance because it is eco-friendly and a preferred PPG topcoat for superior gloss and shine to repaint three Embraer E175 jets and a 737-400 airplane.

PPG coatings systems selected by Airbus for A350-1000 launch aircraft
One of three Airbus A350-1000 flight-test aircraft has been painted in the Airbus livery with a selectively strippable system by PPG that shortens repaint cycle time using DESOTHANE® HD 9008 basecoat-clearcoat for high-intensity, long-lasting color. A PPG low-density fuel tank and fuselage sealant provides the three flight-test aircraft with weight savings compared with traditional sealants and will be used on production A350-1000 airplanes to benefit operators.

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