PPG to exit insulating glass sealants business
PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will discontinue the PRC insulating glass sealants business, according to a Dec. 2 company release. Officials cited declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision.
Production would cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs approximately 29 people, according to the release.
“These decisions are never easy, especially when they affect employees who have been solid contributors and colleagues,” said Mark Fanelli, director of sales, performance glazings, in the release. “However, after a careful business review, we have concluded these steps are necessary.”
PRC insulating glass sealants are sold and marketed by PPG’s performance glazings business. PRC insulating glass sealants are used in the manufacture of insulating glass units for dual-pane windows for residential and commercial construction. Products include polyurethane and polysulfide polymer-based sealants, silicone, polyisobutylene, reactive hot melts and desiccant matrix.