Business Category: Major Employers
PPG Barberton is a technology producer of specialty chemicals located in Barberton and Norton. Its major products include: optical casting resins for eyewear applications; Teslin® Synthetic Printing Sheets, a unique lightweight and strong printable material for a wide variety of applications including security, loyalty cards and other commercial applications; and design silicas used in the manufacture of paints, tires and reinforced rubber products. The Barberton plant began operation in 1900 as the company's first chemicals site, producing soda ash for glassmaking operations.
PPG Barberton is one of 156 worldwide manufacturing sites operated by PPG Industries, Inc. PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials. It is ranked 183 on the Fortune 500 list.