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PPG works with HUMANITARIUM science center in Poland to sponsor interactive ‘Laboratory of Colors’

Hands-on children’s exhibit is first of many planned joint efforts

PITTSBURGH, July 12, 2016 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) is sponsoring the new interactive “PPG Laboratory of Colors” at the HUMANITARIUM science center in Wroclaw, Poland. The permanent exhibit is the first of many collaboration projects planned by PPG and the science center, all of which will aim to engage children and nurture their interest in science and technology. PPG and its global grantmaking program contributed $30,000 to bring the hands-on exhibit to life.

The PPG Laboratory of Colors exhibit, which opened in April, uses various resources to help children explore and understand the science behind color. They can create 3D pictures with “puffy paints” they make themselves, and learn how to mix colors by combining virtual paints on a screen and using them to paint an animated room. A 3D rainbow also helps children make the colour connection between water and sunlight diffraction.

“The HUMANITARIUM offers children a place to explore the world through the lens of science,” said Andrzej Zygadlo, PPG director, human resources, architectural coatings, Poland. “Its mission truly complements PPG’s ongoing commitment to invest in science and technology education. This is an ideal partnership that will help children in primary and secondary school foster their love of science. At the same time, PPG will have a unique opportunity to promote its brand and business.”

PPG and the HUMANITARIUM plan to unveil an outdoor exhibit this fall to show how weather affects protected and unprotected surfaces, including wood, metal and concrete structures. The PPG architectural coatings research and development team in Wroclaw is also working with science center animators to develop additional interactive workshops for students.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.

HUMANITARIUM. Gardens Experience is a place dedicated to children and adults. Our goal is to awaken curiosity and willingness to understand science and to strengthen respect for the world around us. Through our interactive exhibits and workshop classes our visitors explore the secrets of science, engaging all the senses in cognitive processing. At HUMANITARIUM we have proved already that science does not have to be difficult, and learning through play can become a fascinating experiential adventure. HUMANITARIUM is part of the Agreement "Science and Society". For more information, visit http://humanitarium.eitplus.pl.

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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