PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business was awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) to continue providing coatings, solvents and technical services to its global fleet of 110 ships.

Tim Knavish, PPG Vice President, Protective and Marine Coatings, said the contract extends PPG’s commitment to serving the U.S. Navy and other military services.

PPG previously supplied coatings to MSC, but this contract is the first to include the PSX® brand of polysiloxane coatings. Also included are AMERCOAT® 240 epoxy coatings for external surfaces and tanks and SIGMAGLIDE® biocide-free foul-release coatings, a system that enhances hull smoothness to increase fuel economy for ships and provide other operational and maintenance efficiencies.

Established in 1949, the MSC fleet comprises more than 20 classes of ships that provide transportation, combat logistics support and other specialized services to the Department of Defense.