Solarban 70XL glass now available to homeowners for residential windows

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22, 2007 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) performance glazings business has published a brochure introducing Solarban 70XL solar control low-emissivity glass to homeowners and residential window makers.

Introduced for commercial construction in 2005, Solarban 70XL glass offers superior visible light transmittance and solar control performance, together with a highly transparent, clear glass appearance architects and homeowners desire.

Solarban 70XL glass marks an advance in glass technology because it transmits 65 percent of the sun’s natural light in a standard insulating glass unit, while blocking more than 70 percent of solar energy. It can dramatically reduce summer cooling bills while still allowing homeowners to enjoy the comfort of abundant natural light in their homes.

In addition to keeping homes cooler in the summer, Solarban 70XL glass can also keep them warmer in the winter. Compared to ordinary clear glass, Solarban 70XL glass cuts furnace heat lost through windows by more than half.

Finally, with a Damage Weighted Transmittance of 0.43, Solarban 70XL glass blocks fabric-fading energy up to 42 percent more effectively than ordinary clear glass.

To learn more advantages of having windows made with Solarban 70XL glass, or to order a copy of the new brochure, call 1-888-PPG-GLAS (1-888-774-4527) or visit

PPG is the largest flat glass manufacturer in North America, supplying glass for commercial and residential construction markets, products for industrial and specialty applications, and windshields and windows for automobiles, aircraft and other vehicles.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

Solarban is a trademark of PPG Industries.


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Robert J. Struble
PPG Performance Glazings