- PPG Industries
company_name = PPG Industries
company_type = Public (
NYSE: [http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=PPG PPG] )
foundation = 1883
Charles E. Bunch, Chairman and CEO
num_employees = 45,000
revenue = salesUS$11 billion (2006)
automobileglass fiberglass paints plate glass aerospacecoatings architecturalcoating chemicals
homepage = [http://www.ppg.com/ www.ppg.com]
PPG Industries (nyse|PPG) is an American manufacturer of
glassand chemicalproducts, including automotive safety glass. PPG is also the world's third largest producer of chlorineand caustic soda(used in a wide variety of industrial applications), vinyl chloride(for use in polyvinyl chloride resins), and chlorinated solvents. [ cite book
title = Standard and Poor's 500 Guide
publisher = The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
date = 2007
isbn = 0-07-147906-6 ] Founded in
1883as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, it is headquartered in PPG Place, a popular office and retail complex known for its striking glass facade designed by Philip Johnson. The company changed its name to PPG Industries, Inc. on 12/19/1968 to show its diverse offerings. It is located in downtown Pittsburgh. PPG has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries around the globe. On 2 January 2008, PPG acquired the SigmaKalon Group of companies from private investment firm Bain Capital, strongly increasing its paint and specialty coatings business. [ [http://corporateportal.ppg.com/PPG/Newsroom/News/20080102.htm "PPG completes acquisition of SigmaKalon Group"] , January 2, 2008]
PPG's business units include:
Aerospace: 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. [http://www.pittsburghpaints.com] - Pittsburgh Paints [http://www.porterpaints.com] - Porter Paints [http://www.olympic.com] - Olympic Paints and Stains
*Architectural Coatings EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa): Producer of Sigma, Seigneurie, Johnstone's and other brands of residential and commercial paints for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and French Overseas.
*Automotive Coatings: Global supplier of automotive coatings and services to auto and light truck manufacturers. Products include electrocoats, primer surfacers, base coats, clearcoats, pretreatment chemicals, adhesives and sealants.
*Automotive Refinish: Produces and markets a full line of coatings products and related services for automotive and fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings and specialty coatings for signs. Also created and manages CertifiedFirst Network, PPG’s premier collision-shop alliance.
*Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives: Producer of chlorine, caustic soda and related chemicals for use in chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper production, water treatment, plastics production, agricultural products and many other applications.
*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.
*Industrial Coatings: Produces coatings for appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer products, electronics, heavy-duty trucks, automotive parts and accessories, residential and commercial construction, coil, extrusions, wood flooring, kitchen cabinets and other finished products.
*Optical Products: Produces optical monomers, including CR-39 and Trivex lens materials, photochromic dyes, Transitions (http://www.transitions.com) photochromic ophthalmic plastic lenses and polarized film. 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, glass and plastic containers for the beverage, food, general line and specialty packaging industries.
*Performance Glazings: 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 and architectural finishes, visit http://www.ppgIdeascapes.com. For residential glass products, visit http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/Glass/ResidentialGlass.
*Protective and Marine Coatings: Leading global supplier of corrosion-resistant, appearance-enhancing coatings for the marine, infrastructure, chemical processing, oil and gas, and power 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. Products are also used in battery separator applications. Also manufactures Teslin synthetic printing sheet used in applications such as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and labels, e-passports, driver's licenses and identification cards.
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.
*Automotive Replacement Glass and Services fabricated and distributed replacement windshields and auto glass. Provided software and services linking the automotive aftermarket, insurance and fleet industries. Included LYNX Services claims-management solutions and PPG PROSTARS retail auto glass marketing alliance. This business unit was divested in 2007. [ [http://www.azom.com/details.asp?newsID=9983 PPG Sells Automotive Glass Business for $500 Million ] ]
*Fine Chemicals: Produced advanced intermediates and bulk active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry, and phosgene derivatives used in plastics, agricultural, pharmaceutical and other industries. This business unit was divested in 2007. [ [http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2007/09/17/daily4.html?ana=from_rss PPG Industries sells fine chemicals to Zambon - Pittsburgh Business Times: ] ]
With average more than 2,000,000 lbs of air pollution release PPG Industries is ranked among the biggest air polluters in Nation by The University of Massachusetts study. [Cite web|url=http://www.rtknet.org/new/tox100/toxic100.php?database=t1&detail=1&datype=T&reptype=a&company1=&company2=19159&chemfac=fac&advbasic=bas|title=THE TOXIC 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters in the United States|accessyear=2008|accessmonthday=April 16|publisher=The University of Massachusetts |year=2002|author=PERI]
Lime Lake Reclamation Project of PPG Industries (Baberton, OH) received special awards in the National Beneficial Use of Biosolids Program from
Environmental Protection Agency’s region 5 in 1998. However, the same facility was accused by EPAof clean-air violations later, in 2006. According to the agency’s report PPG failed to comply with a 1-pound per hour permitted emission limit on volatile organic compounds. The tests done in January and February of the same year showed VOCemissions as high as 8.8 pounds per hour. [Cite web|url=http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/a883dc3da7094f97852572a00065d7d8/7f5e81b3ab0d8bf78525715d00633d41!OpenDocument|title=EPA cites PPG Industries for clean-air violations|accessyear=2008|accessmonthday=April 28|publisher=EPA|year=2006|author=William Omohundro]
Emitting more than 500,000 lbs of production-related waste every year, Barberton is just fifth among the most polluting PPG facilities and counts for only 6% of overall company’s pollution production. [Cite web|url= http://www.scorecard.org/env-releases/facility.tcl?tri_id=44203PPGND4829F|title= Environmental Release Report: PPG INDS. INC. BARBERTON
* [http://www.ppg.com/ ppg.com] - Company website
* [http://corporate.ppg.com/PPG/SBU/IndustrialCoatings/Default.htm Industrial Coatings Unit]
* [http://corporate.ppg.com/PPG/SBU/IndustrialCoatings/Japan PPG Japan]
* [http://www.pittsburghpaints.com] - Pittsburgh Paints
* [http://www.porterpaints.com] - Porter Paints
* [http://www.olympic.com] - Olympic Paints and Stains
* [http://corporateportal.ppg.com/Refinish/default.htm] - PPG Refinish
* [http://finance.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=PPG] - Stock Price
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
PPG Industries — Das Logo des Herstellers PPG Industries (PPG) ist ein Hersteller von Glas und Chemieprodukten aus den Vereinigten Staaten mit Firmensitz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania im Hochhaus PPG Place. Das Unternehmen ist im S P 500 gelistet. Im Unternehmen… … Deutsch Wikipedia
PPG Industries, Inc. — ▪ American company formerly (1883–1968) Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, a leading American and international producer of coatings, flat glass, chemicals, and chemical products. Its headquarters are in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company… … Universalium
PPG — may stand for:* PPG Industries, a U.S. manufacturer, and its PPG Place office complex * PPG Direct Merchant, a leading direct seller of men s apparel products in China * PPG tankette, a Soviet armoured vehicle * Palm Products GmbH, an audio… … Wikipedia
PPG Place — ist ein 1984 erbauter Wolkenkratzer in Pittsburgh, USA. Er avancierte zu einem beliebten Touristenziel in Pittsburgh. Das 194 Meter hohe Gebäude wurde von Philip Johnson entworfen und gehört zur Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Die Architektur des … Deutsch Wikipedia
PPG — steht für: Pago Pago International Airport, Flughafen in Amerikanisch Samoa (IATA Code) Palm Products Germany, ein früherer deutscher Hersteller von Synthesizern Photoplethysmographie, diagnostisches Verfahren Pittsburgh Plate Glass, heute PPG… … Deutsch Wikipedia
PPG — Industries, Inc. (Business » NYSE Symbols) * Power Play Goal (Community » Sports) * Pago Pago, American Samoa (Regional » Airport Codes) * Push Proxy Gateway (Computing » Networking) * Programmable Pulse Generator (Academic & Science »… … Abbreviations dictionary
PPG Place — One PPG Place General information Type Commercial offices Location 600 PPG Place … Wikipedia
PPG Hellige — Das Unternehmen Hellige war einer der weltweit führenden Hersteller von Elektrokardiographen und anderen elektronischen Medizinapparaten mit Sitz in Freiburg im Breisgau. Nach über 70 Jahren Selbstständigkeit wurde die traditionsreiche Firma… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium — Infobox zoo zoo name= Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium logo width= 190px logo caption= image width= image caption= date opened= date closed= location= 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206 USA (in Highland Park) area= 77 acres coordinates … Wikipedia
Guardian Industries Corp. — Infobox Company name = Guardian Industries [ cite web|url=http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/40/40191.html | title=Yahoo! Finance Guardian Industries Profile |accessdate=2008 08 24 |work=Yahoo! Finance ] type = Private, Holding Company genre = foundation =… … Wikipedia