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The industrial coatings business unit of PPG Industries (PPG - Analyst Report) will be exhibiting its array of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat (e-coat) products at FABTECH 2013 show, which is scheduled to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Nov 18-21.

PPG will be featuring samples of familiar brands including POWERCRON electrocoat, ENVIROCRON, CORAFLON and DURANAR powder coatings, AQUACRON and SPECTRACRON liquid coatings, and X-BOND and ZIRCOBOND pretreatment products at the show.

PPG also will be displaying the ULTRAPAX coatings system and DRAGONHIDE coatings at the show. ULTRAPAX coatings system is a packaged collection of pretreatment products and powder coatings and DRAGONHIDE coatings is a lower-cost alternative to DURABULL polyurea-based protective coatings.

Apart from displaying products, PPG will be presenting a technical seminar on ‘introduction to Electrocoating’ at FABTECH. The seminar will be conducted by Kelly Moore, PPG development chemist, and he will be delivering on the anodic and cathodic e-coat processes, and epoxy- and acrylic-based paints and their uses. He will also be educating the attendees about pigments and resins that are utilized to coat daily items and how to improve their performance and durability.

FABTECH is North America's biggest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event and this year’s show is expected to attract more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies.

PPG Industries currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Other companies in the chemical industry worth considering are Asahi Kasei Corp. (AHKSY), Methanex Corp. (MEOH - Analyst Report) and du Pont (DD - Analyst Report). While both Asahi Kasei and Methanex carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), DuPont retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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