PPG Industries completes REVOCOAT acquisition

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright used PPG Industries products in designing and constructing his famous Fallingwater home.   Contributed photo

PPG Industries, also known as Pittsburgh Paints, said on Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of  REVOCOAT, an international distributor of automotive-industry sealant, adhesive and damper products, from the AXSON Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Based in France and employing over 500, REVOCOAT operates eight manufacturing plants and a research and development center. It provides epoxy-based products, polyurethanes and water-based emulsions, with U.S. operations based in Ferndale and Detroit, Michigan.

“The addition of REVOCOAT to our automotive coatings business strengthens PPG’s global automotive adhesive and sealants product and technology offerings, enabling us to better serve our automotive customers around the world,” Cindy Niekamp, PPG's senior vice president for automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings.

Consumers can find PPG products in a variety of settings, not only in car coatings, but also on buildings, in which the company provides architectural coatings and specialty glass.

Perhaps most notably, famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic landmark Fallingwater house, near Pittsburgh, utilizes PPG’s technology. Conservationists used PPG primer coating and topcoat paint for the exterior. Inside, the company furnished zero-VOC paint, window frame coating, and ultra-clear and low-emissivity glass surfaces.

Founded in 1883, PPG’s global headquarters are in Pittsburgh, and the company currently has operations in almost 70 countries.

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