PPG Working With Penguins, NHL To Develop Color-Changing Coating For Pucks

PPG Working With Penguins, NHL To Develop Color-Changing Coating For Pucks


THAN HALF THE AMOUNT. THEY FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN SEPTEMBER. FANS WHO WATCHED HOCKEY IN THE 1990s REMEMBER THIS, THE FOX SPORTS GLOWING PUCK. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT POPULAR WITH ALL THE FANS, IT WAS AN INNOVATION IN NHL BROADCASTING TO HELP FANS FOLLOW THE GAME. NOW SOMETHING SIMILAR IS MAKING ITS WAY BACK TO THE NHL. WHILE THE PUCK WILL NOT GLOW ON YOUR SCREEN IT WILL CHANGE COLORS TO HELP IMPROVE THE ACTION AND A PITSBURGH COMPANY WILL HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN. RICH WALSH WITH THAT STORY. Reporter: HERE IS THE PUCK RIGHT HERE. PPG IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A SPECIAL COATING FOR THE PUCKS THAT WILL BE USED ON NEW YEAR’S DAY IN THE WINTER CLASSIC. THE NHL PUCKS ARE FROZEN AND NOW TEAMS WILL KNOW WHEN THEY SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF A GAME ONCE THE PUCK WITH THE COATING — THE LOGO OR LINES ON THE PUCK TURN PURPLE AND ONCE IN PLAY IT TAKES 7 MINUTES TO THAW OUT AND ONCE THAT HAPPENS COLOR CHANGES FROM PURPLE TO WHITE AND THEN OFFICIALS WILL KNOW THE PUCK IS NO LONGER GOOD FOR PLAY. NHL WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE SAME PUCK BUT THIS COATING IS DISPERSED IN TO AN INK SYSTEM AND SCREEN PRESENTED ON TO — PRINTED ON TO A PUCK. FREEZING A PUCK KEEPS IT FROM BOUNCING. WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY FROM PPG TEAMS WILL KNOW WHEN TO CHANGE OUT PUCKS. IF ALL THINGS GO WELL WE COULD

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