On May 15, 2014, PPG Industries announced it was scheduled to highlight coatings CORAFLON® GR (graffiti-resistant) and DURANAR® GR coatings at the American Institutes of Architects (AIA) convention in Chicago on June 26-28. The coatings are a proprietary formula that provides a graffiti resistant barrier over the color layer. This enables the surface to be wiped clean from graffiti, paint overspray, pen, marker ink, lipstick, scuff marks, tape residue, tar bugs and other substances after the application of the system.
Visitors who attended the convention and stopped by the PPG booth and received information about the graffiti resistant products. Coating products that have special pigments to change color and deflect solar heating to cut energy use were showcased. The event was held at the McCormick Place in Chicago.
The Pittsburgh Plate Glass (NYSE:PPG) company was founded in Pittsburgh in 1883 which still remains the company’s corporate headquarters. The 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