PPG to introduce five blue architectural glass tints

New additions will create industry’s broadest selection of color, performance options

Oceans of Color Glass Collection: Dark-blue Pacifica glass (not shown) joins the existing Oceans of Color glass collection, which features four nautically inspired tints, including Atlantica , Azuria , Caribia and Solexia glasses.

PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2009 –
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) will introduce five blue glass tints at the 2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Expo in San Francisco, April 30 through May 2.

Two new glass substrates will be included in this selection from PPG. Pacifica glass will be added to the Oceans of Color glass collection of ocean-inspired tinted glass, which now has Atlantica, Azuria, Caribia and Solexia glasses. Solarblue glass will join Solargray, Solarbronze, Optigray 23 and Graylite glasses in the company’s collection of Earth and Sky Tones.

Three additional tints can be specified by adding Solarcool reflective coatings to Pacifica and Solarblue glasses, or by combining Pacifica glass with subtly-reflective, color-enriched Vistacool coating.

With the debut of these five new glass and coatings combinations, PPG will offer architects the industry’s broadest palette of tints and performance options.

To learn about PPG’s entire collection of architectural glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Atlantica, Azuria, Caribia, Graylite, Oceans of Color, Optigray, Pacifica, Solarban, Solarblue, Solarbronze, Solarcool, Solargray, Solexia and Vistacool are trademarks of PPG Industries.




Rob Struble
PPG Performance Glazings

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PPG China
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