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PPG Expands Aerospace Research & Tech Center in Burbank, California

12/17/2019
PPG completed upgrades at its $15.5 million Aerospace Research and Technology Center in Burbank, California. PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services.

Upgrades to the 39,524-square-foot facility include increased laboratory and testing space with climate-control capabilities, updated equipment to enhance PPG’s resources for the development of aerospace sealants and coatings, as well as an open floor plan with dedicated areas to promote collaboration. The facility currently accommodates more than 90 employees in various R&T, manufacturing, customer support and related service and administrative positions.

“PPG continues to improve its R&T capabilities to provide new, innovative products and services to our customers in commercial, regional, military and general aviation,” said Mehran Arbab, PPG global director, aerospace coatings and sealants, R&T. “The enhancements to the Burbank facility strengthen PPG’s overall position as a reliable and innovative partner for our aerospace customers globally.”

“At PPG we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets,” company officials said.

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