PPG Industries and Agion Technologies Enter into Exclusive, Multi-Year Partnership

Global leader in coatings to offer Agion natural antimicrobial protection to laptop manufacturers PITTSBURGH & WAKEFIELD, MASS., October 10 /CNW/ - Agion Technologies, the leading provider of natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, today announced a worldwide, multi-year exclusive partnership agreement with PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) to develop, manufacture, and jointly market PPG's coatings for use on laptop computers.

PPG supplies coatings solutions to markets such as construction, industrial, and transportation.

Consumer awareness and concern about bacteria, mold, and mildew exposure is growing, in particular for laptop computers used by office workers, students, and families. Many computer surfaces are susceptible to harboring microbes, and it is difficult to keep these surfaces sufficiently clean. PPG's coatings, featuring Agion's antimicrobial protection, have been developed to work continuously to inhibit the growth of microbes using "nature's

antimicrobial" - naturally-safe silver ion technology.

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About Agion Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Agion is the leader in providing safe, natural antimicrobial solutions based on silver, "Nature's Antimicrobial." The company is dedicated to developing consumer- and environmentally-friendly solutions for antimicrobial protection. Agion works in close partnership with companies, helping them to apply its patented technology to deliver differentiated, customized solutions for a wide range of products in the consumer, industrial and healthcare markets. Agion's antimicrobial technology has been incorporated into products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, pens, water filters, air conditioning and heating units, medical catheters, ice machines, and faucet handles. Its customers include leading brands such as Motorola, AK Steel, Carrier, DuPont, Honeywell, Adidas, Sanford/Paper Mate, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Stanley Bostitch, and Oster. For more information about Agion Technologies, visit www.agion-tech.com.

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. Sales in 2006 were US$11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com

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