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RePutations aRen't built oveRniGht. for oVer 100 YeArS, PPG hAS offereD AuToMAKerS AnD refiniSherS The innoVATiVe TechnoLoGieS, TooLS AnD inSiGhT ThAT heLPeD BuiLD An enTire inDuSTrY froM ScrATch. 1902 Fred and Peter Ditzler open the Ditzler Color Company, manufacturing Japan colors and undercoats for coach and carriage paint systems 1922 DITZ-LAC nitrocellulose lacquer revolutionizes OEM topcoats with faster application and dry times 1928 PPG purchases the Ditzler Color Company, begins producing over 500 hues for 40 automakers 1991 Deltron 2000 DBC basecoat introduced with the latest micas, pearls and aluminum pigments 2003 First 2K rollable primer surfacer introduced 2009 State-of-the art manufacturing plant opens in Ohio to meet increasing demand for PPG waterborne 1956 DURACRYL ® acrylic lacquer introduced, offering improved chip resistance and performance 1989 Nexa (ICI) Autocolor first to market with refinish waterborne products 1998 PPG offers first compliant system capable of repairing 3-stage pearl finishes 2008 PPG purchases SigmaKalon, its largest acquisition ever, strengthening commitment to world leadership in coatings 1983 PPG revolutionizes the refinish industry with its user- friendly Deltron DBU basecoat 1992 Nexa (ICI) Autocolor creates the world's first commercialized refinish waterborne basecoat 2005 CERAMICLEAR ® clearcoat receives Gold Award at International Grands Prix for Technical Innovation 2005 3rd generation anti-settle toner technology advances PPG waterborne systems 2005 DELFLEET ESSENTIAL ® paint system launched for value-conscious commercial use 2011 PPG launches industry's first waterborne clearcoat for refinish 1963 PPG invents first commercially developed electrocoat technology for OEM assembly plants 1990 PPG launches Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee 2002 First aerosol UV cured primer surfacer introduced 2002 PPG introduces premium DELFLEET ® Evolution system for commercial applications 2009 ONE VISIT ® application technology speeds up PPG clearcoat process time 2013 PPG leads the way in waterborne technology with over 9,500 users in North America; nearly 28,000+ users worldwide 1968 PPG introduces first elastomeric enamel for making color-matched flexible bumpers and fenders 1986 PPG launches waterborne paint technology for OEM assembly plants 1988 DELTA ® high-solids polyurethane system launched for commercial applications 1998 PPG "speed systems" break the 15-minute dry time barrier, cutting baking time in half 2008 First waterborne Engine Bay Repair System introduced 2007 First color variant tools with chips sprayed in waterborne paint are introduced 2012 PPG introduces waterborne air-dry speed primer 1976 DELTRON ® DAU, the first 2K cross-linked acrylic urethane, is introduced 2010 Innovative single-stage Interior Repair System added to waterborne systems 20 18 1913 Ditzler Color Company becomes the world's largest automotive finishes company 1992 MVP Business Solutions program established; first of its kind for improving productivity of collision centers 2003 MVP introduces Lean Six Sigma guidelines for collision repair MVP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

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