SOLARBAN 70XL glass now available for laminated glass applications

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2008 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that Solarban 70XL glass, the industry’s highest-performing solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) glass, is now available as a laminated glass through members of the PPG Certified Laminator Program (PPG/CLP).

PPG has tested Solarban 70XL glass for use with both DuPont and Solutia polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, and both applications are approved on the condition the laminator is an active PPG/CLP member.

Solarban 70XL glass offers an unprecedented combination of solar control and visible light transmittance with a transparent, color-neutral appearance. Its performance characteristics give Solarban 70XL glass the potential to reduce energy costs considerably in commercial buildings where glazing is a major architectural element.

PPG Certified Laminator Program members are part of an international network of glass fabricators trained and audited by PPG to provide exceptional product quality and customer service. Premium services include accelerated product delivery and rapid glass replacement during and after construction. To locate a PPG-certified laminator in your area, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA or visit

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Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2007 were US$11.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

PPG Certified Laminator Program and Solarban are trademarks of PPG Industries.




Robert J. Struble
PPG Performance Glazings