Fiber glass division of coatings and specialty products company PPG Industries adds reusable 2,000-lb. bulk bag packaging option to its Chopvantage wet chop chopped strand products; paper sack supplements company's corrugated carton packaging options

PITTSBURGH , October 10, 2013 (press release) – Sack packaging offers dispensing flexibility and lower landfill costs

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business now offers a heavyweight, reusable 2,000-pound bulk bag package option for its CHOPVANTAGE® wet chop chopped strand products for the gypsum market. This sack package option is in addition to corrugated carton packaging options in 1,000-pound and 2,500-pound volumes by weight.

“The launch of a sack packaging option for our high-volume wet chop gypsum customers enables them to process our fiber glass quickly and easily through their systems, with minimal downtime and conversion between packages,” said Harrison Blanton, PPG product manager for chopped fibers in the Americas. “In addition, the use of packaging that can be recycled and reused results in reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions – a winning combination for all of us.”

The portfolio of CHOPVANTAGE wet chop chopped strands offers customers products to achieve maximum performance in gypsum and roofing applications. Various strand lengths are available – ranging from 6 to 34 millimeters – and offer quick and easy fiber dispersion for the end-use application. Produced from continuous filament strands, CHOPVANTAGE wet chop chopped strand products offer excellent performance properties and flow consistency. CHOPVANTAGE 8007 wet chop chopped strands for gypsum are recognized under the Component Recognition Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).

“We are committed to providing our customers with solutions that help them meet the needs and demands of their customers,” said Gerald Marino, PPG global business director for transportation and consumer markets. “For more than 30 years, PPG has been developing product technology for these wet chop chopped strand products and offering the advantage of choice to the independent building materials industry.”

PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets, as well as electronic circuit board and specialty yarn markets. For more information, visit EXPERTISE YOU TRUST. SOLUTIONS YOU DEMAND.™


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 and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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