PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies protective and decorative coatings. The company offers coating products for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, specialty coatings for signs, and light industrial coatings; and sealants, coatings, technical cleaners, and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet, general aviation aircraft, and transparent armor for military land vehicles. It also provides coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures to metal fabricators, and heavy duty maintenance contractors, as well as to ship, bridge, rail car, and shipping container manufacturers. In addition, the company sells industrial and automotive coatings to manufacturing companies; adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry; metal pretreatments and chemicals; and coatings and inks for aerosol, food, and beverage containers. Further, it supplies lenses, sun lenses, and optical lens materials; amorphous precipitated silicas for tire and battery separator markets; and Teslin substrate used in radio frequency identification tags and labels, e-passports, driversí licenses, and identification card applications. Additionally, the company offers chlor-alkali and derivative products, such as chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl chloride monomer, chlorinated solvents, calcium hypochlorite, ethylene dichloride, hydrochloric acid, and phosgene derivatives to manufacturing companies in the chemical processing, plastics, polyvinyl chloride, paper, minerals, metals, and water treatment industries. It also produces flat and continuous-strand fiber glasses for commercial and residential construction, wind energy, energy infrastructure, transportation, and electronics industries. PPG Industries sells its products through company-owned stores, home centers, paint dealers, and independent distributors, as well as directly to customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.