New brochure highlights energy-saving attributes of SOLARBAN 60 glass

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 24, 2007 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has published a new brochure for homeowners and window dealers highlighting the environmental and cost-saving advantages of windows made with Solarban 60 solar control low-emissivity (low-E) glass.

Introduced as a pioneering product in the late 1990s, Solarban 60 glass offers homeowners the best of both worlds: a clear window glass with a proprietary coating that blocks solar energy during the summer and traps furnace heat in the winter.

Because of its clear appearance, Solarban 60 glass allows more than 70 percent of the sun’s natural light to enter the home while blocking more than 60 percent of total solar energy. This leads to lower cooling bills in the summer along with more abundant natural light and less reliance on artificial lighting. In the winter, Solarban 60 glass cuts furnace heat loss through windows by more than half compared to ordinary clear glass, saving home heating costs.

PPG Industries is the largest flat glass manufacturer in North America, supplying glass for commercial and residential construction markets, industrial and specialty applications, as well as automotive, aircraft and other transportation original equipment, and replacement windshields and windows. To learn more about Solarban 60 glass or to order a copy of the Solarban 60 glass brochure, call 1-888-PPG-GLAS (1-888-774-4527) or visit

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 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 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.


Robert J. Struble
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