Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

January 11, 2021

PPG WorwagPPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Wörwag, a global manufacturer of coatings for industrial and automotive applications. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

“Wörwag’s industry expertise in powder and liquid coatings for industrial and automotive applications is highly complementary to PPG’s business, and will help to further expand our product offering,” says Rebecca Liebert, PPG Executive Vice President.

“The addition of Wörwag will also enhance PPG’s waterborne, direct-to-metal, liquid and powder coatings offerings, and allow us to further expand current customer distribution in key geographies.”

Wörwag, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, specializes in developing sustainable liquid, powder and film coatings. It operates locations in Germany, the U.S., China, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Poland.

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The Copper Armor product’s efficacy was measured using tests that simulate real-world contamination that are mandated by the EPA for products making claims against harmful pathogens. Following this registration, PPG will begin selling the product in late 2021 through U.S. PPG PAINTS stores, independent retailers and select home improvement stores.

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