Business & Industry

Jul 1, 2015

Colouring the world

PPG Industries was founded in 1883 when Capt. John B. Ford and John Pitcairn started the first commercially successful plate glass factory in the United States at Creighton, Pa. Known as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., the enterprise focused on innovation and quality. 132 years later, PPG Industries is still dedicated to these priorities.

<

During the company's first decade, its flat glass production expanded rapidly through new facilities and acquisitions. In 1899, the business diversified with the construction of an alkali plant in Barberton, Ohio, to supply raw materials for glassmaking – the precursor to PPG's chemicals businesses. A year later, PPG started building its coatings business by acquiring an interest in Wisconsin-based Patton Paint Co. which proved a good fit for the company because paint and glass products typically reach the customers through the same distribution channels. 

During the 1900s, PPG becomes one of the first U.S. firms to expand operations in Europe, acquiring a glass plant in Belgium.Glass and paint provided continued growth in the 1920s, as the automotive industry and skyscraper construction expanded.

As time passed by, PPG moved onto other areas of business, like plastics, industrial paints and coatings, never forgeting its roots.

PPG continues to accelerate the pace of its business portfolio transformation and to grow its position as the leading global coatings and specialty products company.

In January 2013, the company successfully separated its chlor-alkali and derivatives business and then merged its wholly-owned subsidiary Eagle Spinco Inc., the entity holding the former chlor-alkali and derivatives business, with a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corporation. The combined company formed by this transaction is named Axiall Corporation.  

Also, PPG closed the second-largest acquisition in its history – of the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel – in the first half of 2013. This acquisition has expanded PPG's customer reach in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean; it has also made PPG the largest coatings company worldwide. With 2011 revenues of about USD$1.5 billion, the acquired business includes leading brands such as GLIDDEN, FLOOD, LIQUID NAILS, SICO and CIL, and PPG will license the DULUX and DEVOE architectural coatings brands and the SIKKENS architectural wood products brand.

Contacts:

PPG Industries
1 PPG Pl
Pittsburgh, PA, 15272 United States
+1 (412) 434-3131
http://www.ppg.com


Mais artigos

DestaquesArtigos

  • 226c441149909061a3a62986fcadd917

    Sport

    Abr 1, 2017

    NAGINATA - A ARTE QUE FAZ O CARÁCTER

    Se há herança que o Oriente vai dando à Humanidade, é inegavelmente, uma diversidade de disciplinas que procuram a evolução do Ser e que conduzem à elevação física, mental e espiritual. Artes Marciais como o Karaté, incluído...

  • 01

    Culture & Art

    Jun 1, 2017

    FAÇA CHUVA OU FAÇA SOL

    São guardas chuvas, mas de papel. Parecem resultar de uma técnica avançada de origami, mas na verdade é uma técnica bem diferente, também proveniente do Japão. 

  • 1

    Business & Industry

    Dez 18, 2018

    AZERBAIJÃO

    O antigo, o novo e o futuro

    " O Azerbaijão é um país que impressiona em vários aspectos e é relativamente desconhecido nos países ocidentais. Partindo desde logo pelo facto de – ao contrário que muitos pensam...


  • RedClay003

    Culture & Art

    Mar 1, 2017

    RED CLAY - REINVENTAR O BARRO

    Em 2010 nascia a marca que, pouco a pouco, se tem tornado cada vez mais procurada por alguns dos melhores percussionistas a nível mundial e que tem a particularidade de ser produzida num produto considerado ultrapassado pelos tempos...

  • 4

    Technology

    Out 31, 2018

    ECRÃS FLEXÍVEIS ROYOLE

    "Muitas vezes é o caso de avanços tecnológicos, que são de alguma forma interessantes, mas depois passam muito tempo na fase de protótipo. Os detalhes costumam ser complicados, mas a Royole mostrou algumas telas flexíveis...

  • Cb_z-_QUYAAQW51

    Luxury & Fashion

    Mar 1, 2017

    ROTHY'S - ESTILO: RECICLÁVEL

    Está farta daqueles ténis de marca que são iguais aos ténis de todas as suas amigas?! Sim, aqueles que calça quando chega ao fim do dia de trabalho e precisa de dar algum descanso ao pé. Então este artigo é para si, descubra...


  • The price of Romance

    Lifestyle & Travel

    Jan 31, 2016

    O Preço do Romance

    Amor, Love, Любовь,愛, é a palavra que expressa um sentimento único e transversal ao ser humano independentemente da nacionalidade ou ponto do globo onde se encontre. Com o dia de S. Valentim a aproximar-se, a 14 de Fevereiro,...

  • 5

    Home & Design

    Ago 1, 2015

    The beauty of handcrafted wood

    Conceiving and producing bespoke furniture is not easy. The amount of manual labour involved, the customization of all pieces and the answer to the client's needs make these pieces absolutely unique, and MacMaster reflects all that on...

  • 3

    Business & Industry

    Ago 1, 2015

    Helping you build the world

    Ever since the construction of the Portland Eldorado cement plant in the town of Apiaí in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1968, InterCement has been on the road to growth and success, investing heavily in new plants, acquisitions...