NETL in Pittsburgh hosted a visit from researchers with the PPG Coatings Innovation Center, who learned about the Laboratory’s work in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), sensors and controls and advanced membranes and sorbents. The delegation, led by Stuart Hellring, Ph.D., was interested in exploring potential areas of common interest. PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products and specialty materials. The PPG Coatings Innovation Center, an 86-acre complex located near Pittsburgh in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, opened in 1974. The center creates and tests sealants, adhesives, and pretreatment solutions in robotic spray booths with environmental controls for variable temperature, humidity and airflow. In addition to Hellring, the visitors from the PPG Coatings Innovation Center visitors included Terry Hart, manager of R&D government contracts, Nicolas Duarte, research associate, and Jim Peters, research manager. The PPG visit and tour of NETL’s Pittsburgh facilities was born out of interactions between Hellring and NETL personnel who attended the recent Department of Energy InnovationXLab Advanced Manufacturing Summit.