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Encyclopedia > PPG Industries
PPG Industries
Type Public (NYSE: PPG)
Founded 1883
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Key people Charles E. Bunch, Chairman and CEO
Industry Glass and Chemicals
Products automobile glass
fiberglass
paints
plate glass
aerospace coatings
architectural coating
chemicals
industrial coatings
financial services
Revenue US$11 billion (2006)
Employees 30,000
Website www.ppg.com

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Contents

Business units

PPG's business units include:

  • Aerospace: World’s leading supplier of sealants, coatings, aircraft maintenance chemicals, transparent armor, transparencies, and application systems, serving original equipment manufacturers and maintenance providers for the commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation industries. Services include chemicals management.
  • Architectural Coatings: Under the Pittsburgh® Paints, Olympic, Porter®, Monarch®, Lucite and PPG HPC (High Performance Coatings) brands, this unit produces paints, stains and specialty coatings for commercial, maintenance and residential markets.
  • Automotive Coatings: Global supplier of automotive coatings and services to auto and light truck manufacturers. Products include electrocoats, primer surfacers, base coats, clear coats, pretreatment chemicals, adhesives and sealants.
  • Automotive OEM Glass: Produces original equipment windshields, rear and side windows and related assemblies for auto and truck manufacturers. Glass innovations can be found on their web site: http://corporateportal.ppg.com/na/oemglass.
  • Automotive Refinish: Produces and markets a full line of coatings products and related services for automotive repair and refurbishing as well as specialty coatings for sign, light industrial and fleet markets. Also created and manages CertifiedFirst® Network, PPG’s premier collision-shop alliance.
  • Automotive Replacement Glass and Services: Fabricates and distributes replacement windshields and auto glass. Provides software and services linking the automotive aftermarket, insurance and fleet industries. Includes LYNX Services claims-management solutions and PPG PROSTARS retail auto glass marketing alliance. Visit PPG Prodstars at http://www.ppgprostars.com.
  • Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives: A world leader in the production of chlorine, caustic soda and related chemicals for use in chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper production, water treatment, plastics production and many other products.
  • Fiber Glass: Maker of fiber glass yarn for use in electronics, especially printed circuit boards, and specialty materials, such as insect screening, medical casting and filtration fabrics. Also maker of fiber glass chopped strands, rovings and mat products used as reinforcing agents in thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications.
  • Fine Chemicals: Produces advanced intermediates and bulk active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry, and phosgene derivatives used in plastics, agricultural, pharmaceutical and other industries.
  • Flat Glass: Produces glass that is fabricated into products primarily for commercial construction and residential markets, as well as the appliance, mirror and transportation industries. For commercial glass/architectural finishes, visit http://www.ppgIdeascapes.com. For Residential Glass products, visit http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/Glass/ResidentialGlass.
  • Industrial Coatings: Produces a wide variety of coatings for the manufacture of appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer products, electronics, heavy-duty trucks, automotive parts and accessories, coil, extrusions, wood flooring, kitchen cabinets and other finished products.
  • Optical Products: Produces optical monomers, including CR39® and Trivex™ lens materials, photochromic dyes and Transitions® (http://www.transitions.com) photochromic ophthalmic plastic eyewear. For product information, visit http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/Chemicals/Optical.
  • Packaging Coatings: Global supplier of coatings, inks, compounds, pretreatment chemicals and lubricants for metal and plastic containers for the beverage, food, general line and specialty packaging industries.
  • Silicas: Produces amorphous precipitated silicas used to improve strength and durability of tires and other rubber products, reduce gloss and viscosity of paints and varnishes, and enhance free-flow characteristics of powdered food ingredients. Also manufactures Teslin® synthetic printing sheet.

Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Former business units

PPG industries also once included:

  • Biomedical Systems: created by the purchase (in 1986 and 1987) of the medical electronics divisions of Honeywell, Litton Industries, and Allegheny International. The biomedical systems division manufactured cardiac recording equipment, patient-monitoring systems, electrocardiogram instruments, defibrillators, and other products. The division lost money, in part because of high research and development costs, and was split up and sold to several companies during 1993–1995.

Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Litton Industries was a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001. ...

References

  1. ^ (2007) Standard and Poor's 500 Guide. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.. ISBN 0-07-147906-6. 

External links

  • ppg.com - Company website
  • Industrial Coatings Unit
  • PPG Japan
  • thepaintingbiz.com - Porter Paints

  Results from FactBites:
 
PPG INDUSTRIES v. GUARDIAN (7518 words)
PPG contends that the district judge improperly construed the term “consisting essentially of” in the ’886 patent and that the jury verdict must be vacated because it was based on an incorrect claim construction.
PPG begins with the premise that a patentee is entitled to have the meaning and scope of its patent determined as a matter of law.
PPG further argues that even if the jury was correctly delegated the task of deciding whether iron sulfide in SMG glass materially affects the properties of the glass, the definition of “consisting essentially of” given to the jury should have reflected information in the patent specification concerning what effects the inventors considered to be material.
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