As one of the world's largest coatings companies, PPG helps to protect thousands of items that we use every day, including bicycles made by some of the leading OEMs in the industry. But our transportation solutions for the global bike market go far beyond the surface of the frame.
The Ford Motor Company of South Africa is investing more than $1 billion to upgrade its manufacturing operations in the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. The capital will be used to install new equipment and technology, but also to bring in experts to run them, including professionals from PPG's Coatings Services business.
With increasing frequency, manufacturers are switching to powder coatings for their advantages, including solvent-free formulation, enhanced durability and high transfer efficiency.
For centuries, copper pots and pans have set the standard for distinctive beauty and exceptional heat performance. But innovations in coatings for cookware are bringing new alternatives to the kitchen that rival the benefits of copper, without the high price tag and maintenance challenges.
Anne Banuls is PPG powder business manager EMEA based at our headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland. Bringing many years of expertise with her, she joined us just two years ago to help build PPG's powder development strategy. This year, Anne is leading the launch of our revolutionarily sustainable powder product range: Envirocron UltraX.
Building a career in the powder coating industry can be more than exciting; it can open up new opportunities for women exploring careers beyond the traditional paths. Courtney Jungjohann Deemer, PPG's global business director for powder coatings, tells us more about the challenges and triumphs of women working in a male-dominated industry.
Designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center opened in Pittsburgh in 2003 as the world's first certified green convention center. Today, it remains the largest LEED® Gold-certified building in the world.
To say that somebody has an ocean of knowledge is truer than you may think for some of our colleagues. It's time to meet Gareth Berry, our European market specialist, Industrial Coatings, based in the UK.