PITTSBURGH - PPG Industries is expanding its presence in the Chinese architectural coatings market with an agreement to acquire certain assets of Shanghai Sunpool Building Material Co., Ltd., and its associated companies, including Shanghai IDI International Co., Ltd., and a group of Shanghai-based businesses that manufacture and distribute coatings and building materials. Terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition will include the O'need and Kaleidoscope brands as well as certain manufacturing assets at IDI's production facility, and a network of warehouses throughout China. J. Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president for coatings said that Xun Wang, who founded IDI in 1993, would join PPG as its managing director of architectural coatings in China.