PPG Industries Inc was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1883. The Company is engaged in manufacturing & distributing coatings, specialty materials & glass products. It has three reportable business segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Glass. The Performance Coatings reportable segment is comprised of the refinish, aerospace, protective & marine, architectural - Americas and Asia Pacific & architectural - EMEA coatings businesses. The refinish coatings business supplies coatings products for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings and specialty coatings for signs. These products are sold through independent distributors. The aerospace coatings business supplies sealants, coatings, maintenance cleaners and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation aircraft and transparent armor for specialty applications and also provides chemical management services for the aerospace industry. The Company supplies products to aircraft manufacturers and maintenance and aftermarket customers both on a direct basis and through a company-owned distribution network. The protective and marine coatings business supplies coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures to metal fabricators, heavy duty maintenance contractors and manufacturers of ships, bridges and rail cars. These products are sold through company-owned architectural coatings stores, independent distributors and directly to customers. The architectural coatings-Americas and Asia Pacific business produces coatings used by painting and maintenance contractors and by consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures. These coatings are sold under a number of brands, including PPG, GLIDDEN, COMEX, OLYMPIC, DULUX (in Canada), SIKKENS, PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS, MULCO, FLOOD, LIQUID NAILS, SICO, CIL, RENNER, TAUBMANS, WHITE KNIGHT, and BRISTOL. Architectural coatings - Americas and Asia Pacific products are also sold through a combination of company-owned stores, home centers and other regional or national consumer retail outlets, paint dealers, concessionaires and independent distributors and directly to customers. The Architectural Coatings - EMEA business supplies a variety of coatings and purchased sundries to painting contractors and consumers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The coatings are sold under a number of brands, including SIGMA, HISTOR, SEIGNEURIE, GUITTET, PEINTURES GAUTHIER, RIPOLIN, JOHNSTONE'S, LEYLAND, PRIMALEX, DEKORAL, TRILAK, PROMINENT PAINTS, GORI, and BONDEX. Architectural Coatings - EMEA products are sold through a combination of about 675 company-owned stores, regional home centers, paint dealers, and independent distributors and directly to customers. The Industrial Coatings reportable segment is comprised of the automotive OEM, industrial coatings, packaging coatings, and specialty coatings and materials businesses. Industrial, automotive OEM, packaging coatings, and specialty coatings and materials products are formulated specifically for the customers' needs and application methods. The industrial and automotive OEM coatings businesses sell directly to a variety of manufacturing companies. The Company also supplies adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry and metal pretreatments and related chemicals for industrial and automotive applications. The Glass reportable business segment is comprised of the flat glass and fiber glass businesses. The Company is a producer of flat glass in North America and a producer of fiber glass in North America and Europe, as well as Asia through its partnership with Nan Ya Plastics Corp to serve the electronics industries. Its markets are commercial and residential construction and the wind energy, energy infrastructure, transportation and electronics industries. The glass products are sold directly to manufacturing companies.
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