PPG Architectural Coatings introduces 'more environmentally responsible' line of zero-VOC paints, containing no ethylene glycol, no volatile organic compounds

PITTSBURGH , November 11, 2011 (press release) – Contractors who use SPEEDHIDE® paints as their product of choice now can be more environmentally responsible with a line of zero-VOC* (volatile organic compound) paints from the brand they trust. PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG - News) architectural coatings business has launched its latest product in the Speedhide paints line: Speedhide zero interior paint.

Speedhide paint offers a one-stop solution for contractors, building owners and facility managers looking for durability, affordability and long-lasting performance.

Speedhide zero interior paint continues the tradition of Speedhide products, featuring a high-quality vinyl acrylic formulation ideal for new and repaint applications where a complete professional line of zero-VOC paint is required.

Speedhide zero paint contains no ethylene glycol and zero VOCs*, meeting the most stringent environmental regulations nationwide. It is the first Speedhide product to comply with GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) emissions standards. All Speedhide products, including Speedhide zero paint, meet the Low Emitting Material criteria of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), standards of The Master Painters Institute® (MPI®), and can help projects earn LEED® credits.

The product’s low odor enables contractors to paint in occupied spaces with little disruption to everyday activities. Speedhide zero paint is recommended for use on drywall, plaster, masonry, wood and metal surfaces. It is available in primer, flat, eggshell and semi-gloss finishes. Available in a variety of bases, Speedhide zero paint works with THE VOICE OF COLOR® program, which offers a wide color range and professional color tools.

Speedhide zero paint is available nationwide at PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® and PPG PORTER PAINTS® retail locations and independent dealers. To find a location near you, visit www.ppgpittsburghpaints.com or www.ppgporterpaints.com.

PPG Architectural Coatings is an industry leader serving professionals and homeowners through a network of company stores and independent dealers across North America under the PPG Pittsburgh Paints, PPG Porter Paints and PPG brands.

*Colorants added to this product may contain VOCs.


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 more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG - News). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

PPG Pittsburgh Paints, PPG Porter Paints, Speedhide and The Voice of Color are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

The Master Painters Institute and MPI are registered trademarks of Master Painters Institute, Inc.

LEED is a registered trademark of the US Green Building Council

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