PPG Industries has reported third-quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.87 billion, versus the prior-year figure of $3.94 billion. Glass segment net sales were $278 million for the quarter, down $5 million, or 2 percent, year-over-year.

Improved pricing in both glass businesses was offset by the impact of unfavorable foreign currency translation, which affected net sales by about $10 million, according to the company. Segment sales volumes improved by a low-single-digit percentage year-over-year, driven by growing North American fiber glass demand that was offset by the absence of sales stemming from the divestiture of a flat glass facility in 2014. Segment income was $32 million, down $1 million from the prior year as favorable pricing was offset by facility-outage-related costs, higher year-over-year pension expense and $5 million of unfavorable foreign currency. In local currencies, segment income grew 12 percent year-over-year, according to PPG.

“We have continued to deliver strong year-over-year growth in adjusted earnings per share, with results up 14 percent,” says Michael H. McGarry, PPG president and chief executive officer. “Our third-quarter performance was achieved despite the impact of unfavorable foreign currency translation, which was more than offset by the continued benefit of our acquisitions, including consistently strong performance of Comex, ongoing and aggressive cost-management actions and continued cash deployment.”