New brochure promotes PPG architectural glass, coatings and paint

PITTSBURGH, May 30, 2008 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has published a new PPG IdeaScapes brochure highlighting the company’s range of architectural glass, coatings and paint.

Launched in 2005, PPG IdeaScapes offers architects, contractors and other building professionals a comprehensive, single source for products that beautify and protect architectural surfaces, from glass and drywall to aluminum and steel – a capability that is exclusive to PPG.

The 16-page booklet includes an updated and expanded list of PPG’s architectural glass, coatings and paint, including:

  • Solarban 70XL solar-control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass that features an unprecedented light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 2.37;
  • Duranar and Coraflon high-performance liquid coatings and Coraflon and Envirocron powder fluoropolymer coatings, which provide exceptional durability and environmental performance in a broad palette of colors;
  • Pure Performance paint from Pittsburgh Paints, a high-performance, zero-volatile organic compound (VOC) interior latex paint that was the first product of its kind to earn Green Seal® Class A Certification;
  • Pitthane and Durethane DTM (direct-to-metal) coatings, which are VOC-compliant, meet stringent SSPC SP-36 standards for weatherability and are available in many colors; and
  • EcoLogical Building Solutions by PPG, a line of environmentally-progressive building products including low-e, solar-control and spectrally-selective tinted glasses and ENERGY STAR®- and VOC-compliant, high-performance coatings and paints.
PPG IdeaScapes also encompasses technical services, online tools and information, as well as access to a network of suppliers certified to fabricate, apply and install PPG products. For a free brochure, visit or call 888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG
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. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

Coraflon, Duranar, Durethane, EcoLogical Building Solutions, Envirocron, IdeaScapes, Pitthane, Pittsburgh, Pure Performance and Solarban are trademarks and service marks of PPG Industries.




Robert J. Struble
(412) 820-8138