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PPG Industries announced survey results of choosing a paint color is the top paint challenge and extension of network capabilities of their PAINTMANAGER® software. Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) is a global company and supplies over 70 countries operations in paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. PPG stays innovative and assists their customers through being the leader in coatings and specialty materials to enhance surfaces.

Who would have thought applying paint to a wall would be easier than picking a color? According to a survey by CIL® paint, 44 percent of survey takers cited picking a color as being the biggest difficulty and 36 percent reported using in store assistance to select a color. PPG released the survey results of Canadian based CIL® paint that was conducted country wide in Canada. In response to the survey results, CIL® paint has launched a new website to try to make the paint selection process easier. The website is designed with various room settings and colors.

PAINTMANAGER® Software is available from PPG automotive refinish business. Now the software uses internet connectivity for color formula retrieval. This internet connectivity enhances the software capabilities of accuracy and efficiency to further service shop operations, painting specialists and collision centers to stay up to date with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) color formulas, products and pricing.

The Pittsburgh Plate Glass (NYSE:PPG) company was founded in Pittsburgh in 1883 which still remains the company’s corporate headquarters. The various departments in the business segments are located throughout the United States such as the PPG Aerospace division is located in Sylmar, California. In 2008, the company acquired SigmaKalon Group, coatings manufacturer, which was the largest acquisition in the company’s history.

PPG operates in over 70 countries and in four business segments: performance coatings, industrial coatings, architectural coatings EMEA, glass, optical and specialty materials. Performance coatings include aerospace, architectural coatings Americas and Asia/Pacific, automotive refinish, and protective and marine coatings. Industrial Coatings include automotive OEM coatings, industrial coatings, and packaging coatings. Architectural coatings EMEA include the architectural coatings of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Optical and specialty materials include optical products, and silicas. Glass includes fiber glass and flat glass.

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