2016 Sustainability Report


Strategic Milestones


Marked the completion of a $20 million investment to build an electrocoat coatings blending center at our resin manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, China.


Opened the 4,000th COMEX® paint and coatings store in Mexico. Comex is Mexico’s largest architectural paint brand.


Marked the completion of an $8 million investment at our global Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, to expand technical capabilities.


Launched a global brand marketing campaign to enhance the PPG brand.


Divested our minority ownership interest in Pittsburgh Glass Works.


Opened a $3 million state-of-the-art liquid coatings application development center at our Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant.


Marked the completion of a $10 million coatings center of excellence at our Tianjin, China, campus to serve automotive decorative parts manufacturers.


Acquired MetoKote Corporation, a global coatings services business that applies paint to manufactured parts and assembled products.


Completed the sales of our flat glass and European fiber glass businesses.

Assumed naming rights for PPG PAINTS ARENA™ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and became the official paint supplier of the National Hockey League’s PITTSBURGH PENGUINS®.

Marked the completion of a project to increase precipitated silica production capacity at our Delfzijl, Netherlands, facility.


Reached an agreement to acquire DEUTEK S.A., a leading Romanian paint and architectural coatings manufacturer (completed in January 2017).

Purchased our partner’s ownership interest in Italian coatings joint venture PPG Univer S.p.A.

Completed the sale of our ownership interest in two Asian fiber glass joint ventures.


Reached an agreement to sell the assets of the Plaka plasterboard and cement-board business, which we acquired in 2014 as part of our acquisition of Comex.

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