PPG Aerospace Advanced Green Coatings System Qualified at Eclipse

  PPG Aerospace Advanced Green Coatings System Qualified at Eclipse

Chromate-free basecoat/clearcoat, chromate-free primer specified for Eclipse
550 jet

NBAA2013

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- October 22, 2013

The first production Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet, which is on display at the
National Business Aviation Association convention and exhibition in Las Vegas,
is a shining example of the world-class finish achieved with an advanced
coatings system by PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace coatings group for the
fleet. Eclipse Aerospace selected the PPG Aerospace system to provide
customers with superior weight savings for enhanced aircraft fuel efficiency,
durability for extended service life, and outstanding gloss and color
retention.

SHINING EXAMPLE of the world-class finish achieved with an advanced coatings
system by PPG Industrie ...

SHINING EXAMPLE of the world-class finish achieved with an advanced coatings
system by PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) aerospace coatings group is the first
production Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet, which is on display at the National
Business Aviation Association convention and exhibition in Las Vegas Oct.
22-24. Eclipse Aerospace selected the PPG Aerospace coatings system that will
be used on every Eclipse 550 jet to provide superior weight savings for
enhanced aircraft fuel efficiency, durability for extended service life, and
outstanding gloss and color retention. (Photo Courtesy Eclipse Aerospace)

“Eclipse Aerospace is pleased to offer our Eclipse 550 customers the superior
exterior coating system provided by PPG Aerospace,” said Edward Lundeen,
Eclipse Aerospace senior vice president, business operations. “The economics
of PPG’s coating system, combined with their excellent technical support,
simplified our selection decision. The decision to move away from
chromate-based paint to a chromate-free product has reduced our environmental
exposure and resultant costs while providing a safe work environment for our
personnel.”

DESOTHANE(R) HD/CA 9000 series basecoat/clearcoat and DESOPRIME(R) 7502E
chromate-free primer by PPG Aerospace are qualified for production aircraft at
Eclipse and will be used on every Eclipse 550 jet, according to Kevin Brooks,
PPG global segment manager, original-equipment aerospace coatings.

“PPG and Eclipse collaborated to develop a coatings system that provides the
most advanced technology and superior finish available today,” Brooks said.
“We are dedicated to supplying Eclipse with a coatings system that sets the
standard for weight reduction and supports the need for lower operating costs.
Furthermore, we are proud that Eclipse has become one of the first airframe
manufacturers to qualify and use this PPG system.”

High-solids, chromate-free Desothane HD/CA 9000 series basecoat/clearcoat
consists of a heavily pigmented basecoat that provides color in one coat,
instead of the typical two or three coats, saving material, weight and
application time. The clearcoat provides extended service life, improved
buffability and a smother surface that is easier to clean.

The NBAA convention and exhibition takes place Oct. 22 to 24 at the Las Vegas
Convention Center.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG
Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and
distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application
systems. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of
aircraft windshields, windows and canopies.

About Eclipse Aerospace, Inc.
Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine
Jet, the most fuel-efficient jet in the world. Eclipse also provides
engineering, maintenance, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse
500 aircraft. Adhering to the motto “Customer First,” Eclipse Aerospace is
focused on providing a superior customer experience for existing and future
owners, operators, and pilots of the revolutionary Eclipse Jet. Eclipse
Aerospace corporate offices are based in Charleston, S.C. Principal operations
are located in Albuquerque, N.M. and Chicago, Ill. For more information:
www.ECLIPSE.aero.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and
specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability
and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer
products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces
in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global
headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the
world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and
follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Desoprime and Desothane are registered trademarks of PRC-DeSoto International,
Inc.

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Contact:

PPG Aerospace
Audrey Fujimoto, +1 818-741-1685
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com
or
JV Communications
Jean Verlich, +1 575-763-3997
jverlich@jvcommunications.com