PPG’s COMEX Brand Earns National Technology and Innovation Award for VINIMEX Total Paint

MEXICO CITY–()–PPG’s COMEX® brand today announced that its VINIMEX® Total paint earned
a National Technology and Innovation Award (PNTI) in the marketing
category.

PNTI is the highest award granted by the government of Mexico. It
recognizes national companies and organizations that have used
technology and innovation successfully to increase their competitiveness.

“PPG and the Comex brand are honored to receive this award, which
recognizes a significant achievement in the coatings industry,” said
Henrik Bergström, PPG vice president, Architectural Coatings, Latin
America and president, Comex brand. “As an industry leader, we
must anticipate the needs of our customers and constantly advance
coatings innovations to exceed their expectations.”

PPG’s Comex brand created Vinimex Total paint using a
research process at the Comex Polymer Research Center (CIP),
which is the first of its kind in Latin America. The product boasts a
new generation of water-based acrylic resins that provide superior
performance, the broadest color offering and marks a milestone in
architectural coatings products in Mexico.

“We created a state-of-the-art paint product with the best properties on
the market,” said Javier Sosa, PPG director of marketing, Comex
brand. “In addition to being environmentally friendly and affordable, Vinimex
Total paint offers superior covering power, performance, ease of
application, durability and scuff-resistance.”

PPG’s Comex brand maintains a firm commitment to investing in
technology, innovation, and research and development (R&D). The Comex
brand’s R&D team comprises 150 highly specialized employees who
conducted nearly 200 research projects focused mainly on the development
of new materials in the last two years.

Alejandro Morones, PPG director, innovation and development, Comex
brand added, “This award not only recognizes the Comex brand’s
leadership in the industry, it also highlights the great work of all our
teams. Developing new products and attributes that provide competitive
advantages remains our priority.”

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coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016.
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Comex
and Vinimex are registered trademarks of Consorcio Comex S. A. de
C. V.