Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

April 26, 2021

PPGSustainablePPG recently published its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress against key environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas.

“Our unwavering commitment to ‘protect and beautify the world’ guides our more than 46,000 employees to further advance our sustainability progress each day,” says Michael H. McGarry, PPG Chairman and CEO. “We continue to innovate, invest and develop sustainably advantaged products and processes that our customers and other stakeholders count on to create a more sustainable future. As highlighted in our latest Sustainability Report, we have made significant progress within our many ESG-related initiatives, and we continue to drive our ambitious targets forward.”

Throughout last year, PPG says it improved the sustainability of its products, processes and operations, decreasing its overall global environmental footprint. Highlights include:

  • 35% of sales from sustainably advantaged products and processes, including the launch of antibacterial and antiviral products, against the goal of 40% by 2025;
  • 35% of manufacturing and research and development locations with zero process waste to landfill;
  • 34% reduction in waste disposal intensity from the 2017 baseline – above the 25% goal by 2025;
  • 15% reduction in water intensity from the 2017 baseline against the goal of 20% by 2025;
  • 33% reduction in the spills and releases rate from the 2017 baseline; and
  • 24% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2017.

www.sustainability.ppg.com

Feature Video: ROSS Launches Multi-Shaft Mixers

CFCM Ross Multi Shaft Mixer Video 400ROSS has launched a new video featuring the company's line of robust and versatile Multi-Shaft Mixers.

ROSS Multi-Shaft Mixers are available in laboratory, pilot-scale, and full production capacities. They provide a flexible range of shear levels to accommodate varying product viscosities and formulations. The design consists of two or more independently driven agitators working in tandem to ensure fine solids dispersion, efficient turnover and uniform heating/cooling.

The video highlights the adaptability of Ross Dual-Shaft Mixers and Triple-Shaft Mixers, the variety of processing capabilities, and diversity of industries served.

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PPG Receives EPA Registration for COPPER ARMOR Paint Powered by Corning Guardiant Technology

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PPG announced that the company has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its PPG COPPER ARMOR antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology, proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on the painted surface, including SARS-CoV-2, in two hours.

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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