MEXICO CITY - PPG’s COMEX® brand announced that its VINIMEX® Total paint earned a National Technology and Innovation Award (PNTI) in the marketing category.

PNTI is the highest award granted by the government of Mexico. It recognizes national companies and organizations that have used technology and innovation successfully to increase their competitiveness.

“PPG and the Comex brand are honored to receive this award, which recognizes a significant achievement in the coatings industry,” said Henrik Bergström, PPG Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Latin America and President, Comex brand. “As an industry leader, we must anticipate the needs of our customers and constantly advance coatings innovations to exceed their expectations.”

PPG’s Comex brand created Vinimex Total paint using a research process at the Comex Polymer Research Center (CIP), which is the first of its kind in Latin America. The product boasts a new generation of water-based acrylic resins that provide superior performance, the broadest color offering and marks a milestone in architectural coatings products in Mexico.

"We created a state-of-the-art paint product with the best properties on the market,” said Javier Sosa, PPG Director of Marketing, Comex brand. “In addition to being environmentally friendly and affordable, Vinimex Total paint offers superior covering power, performance, ease of application, durability and scuff-resistance.”

PPG’s Comex brand maintains a firm commitment to investing in technology, innovation, and research and development (R&D). The Comex brand’s R&D team comprises 150 highly specialized employees who conducted nearly 200 research projects focused mainly on the development of new materials in the last two years.