PPG Industries announced on December 2 that it would discontinue its PRC insulating glass sealants business. The company cited declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision.

PPG said production would cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs approximately 29 people.

“These decisions are never easy, especially when they affect employees who have been solid contributors and colleagues,” says Mark Fanelli, director of sales, performance glazings. “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.


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