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PPG presented technologies at China (Shanghai) International Optics Fair


SHANGHAI – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) showcased its portfolio of optical materials and technologies at the China (Shanghai) International Optics Fair 2013 (SIOF 2013), Feb. 26-28, along with hosting a seminar on optical technologies for the second consecutive year. More than 100 eyewear retailers and distributions attend SIOF 2013 to exchange ideas on industry trends and innovations in optical materials and technologies.

“PPG’s range of quality optical products such as TRIVEX(R) material and NXT(TM) sun lenses is recognized by globally renowned eyewear brands, garnering positive feedback from both distributors and eyeglass wearers" said Vivian Waters, PPG director of optical materials, sales and business development, Asia Pacific. ” In 2013, we are committed to providing more Chinese consumers with world-class optical products through enhancing our cooperation with leading Chinese optical retailers and distributors.”

Jointly exhibiting with Shanghai Tianhong Optical Co., Ltd., PPG highlighted the performance and advantages of Trivex material and NXT sun lenses in booth 4A07, through a program that includes on-site demonstrations, introduction videos and interactive activities such as trying on glasses and experiencing the test tools.

Following its success last year, PPG hosted a second optical technology seminar during the fair. The seminar offered an opportunity for PPG to engage with attendees and to demonstrate Trivex material and NXT sun lenses, which have won acclaim for their excellent optical performance, wearing comfort and safety.

Also during SIOF 2013, Rick Elias, PPG senior vice president, Optical and Specialty Materials, and Waters explored cooperation opportunities and exchanged ideas with Cui Yi, chairman of the China Optometric and Optical Association (COOA) and director of the China Light Industry Association, on topics such as promoting the healthy development of China’s optical industry and addressing challenges facing the industry.

“Thanks to improving living standards and rising demand for quality optical products, China’s optical industry has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years,” Elias said. “Given the promising market outlook, we hope to explore cooperation opportunities with COOA in a broader context so we can leverage our technological advantages to bring more world-class optical products to Chinese customers.”

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

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Trivex is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
NXT is a trademark of Intercast Europe S.r.l.


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