PITTSBURGH (Nov. 18) — Acushnet Co. has named PPG Industries a preferred supplier for a urethane elastomer cover PPG makes for Acushnet´s Titleist ProvV1 and ProV1X golf balls.
PPG facilities in Oak Creek, Wis., and Springdale, Pa., each manufacture one component of the two-part cover material.
The urethane cover enhances the ball´s performance, said Mike Kramer, Acushnet senior vice president of golf ball operations. It provides a soft, thin cover that is durable and abrasion-resistant.
PPG was one of six companies that Acushnet named preferred supplier. The rating is based on excellence in areas of material quality and supply chain management.