Adhesives Magazine

PPG to Acquire Deft

April 22, 2013

PPG Industries recently announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Deft Inc., a privately owned specialty coatings company based in Irvine, Calif.

“Acquiring Deft will advance PPG’s strategy to remain a leading aerospace coatings supplier,” said Barry Gillespie, vice president, Aerospace, PPG. “Deft’s waterborne and chrome-free technologies complement PPG’s existing coatings capabilities and will provide PPG with a broader product portfolio, particularly within the aerospace industry.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter, subject to customary closing.

For additional information, visit www.ppg.com or www.deftfinishes.com.