Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) January 18, 2008

PTI LogoPlymouth Technology, Inc. (Plymouth) announced it has signed an agreement with PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) to distribute Plymouth’s patented Metals Removal System (MRS) wastewater treatment technology to the North American automotive original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. PPG will distribute this technology under the PPG brand name “Water Wise Solutions.”

“Plymouth has a long-standing relationship with PPG as both a supplier and solution provider,” said Amanda Christides, president, Plymouth Technology. “PPG’s extensive infrastructure for partnering with automotive customers to leverage engineered solutions provides an ideal channel to the automotive OEM market for Plymouth’s innovative technology.”

Plymouth’s Metals Removal Systems (MRS) uses proprietary media and processes to adsorb heavy metals and other contaminants from wastewater streams. Automotive manufacturing facilities, particularly assembly plants with paint shops, must treat wastewater on-site before releasing it into municipal water systems, typically using a large, complex water treatment plant to reduce water contaminants to acceptable levels. MRS treats wastewater with reduced chemical use, sludge generation and plant resources, while providing an effluent stream typically cleaner than required by regulations. Water treated by Metals Removal Systems can also be reused in some assembly processes, thus reducing total water purchase and discharge to save money and reduce environmental impact.

Patrick Harshall, global director of Total Service Solutions for PPG, said, “Water Wise Solutions is part of PPG’s long-term strategy to develop and bring to market innovative solutions that help customers meet their economic and environmental challenges. This is in line with PPG’s rich tradition of environmental stewardship and developing environmentally-responsible products.”

About Plymouth Technology:

Founded in 1991, Plymouth Technology, Inc. of Rochester Hills, Mich., is a leading provider of industrial water and wastewater treatment chemicals, equipment and consulting services. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with on-site service for water, energy and waste minimization, water reuse and environmental compliance. Introduced in 2004, Metals Removal Systems are in use throughout the United States enabling industrial manufacturers to reuse process wastewater and reduce operating costs. For more information, visit

About PPG:

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiberglass. The company has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 30 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit


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