PPG introduces two glasses for residential windows

Products help achieve ‘30/30,’ Canadian ENERGY STAR criteria for residential windows

PITTSBURGH, June 11, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has introduced Sungate 400 low-emissivity glass and Solarban 65 solar control, low-emissivity glass for residential window manufacturers. These and other PPG glass technologies make it easier for manufacturers to build windows that meet green building codes and achieve the “30/30” requirement established by the U.S. government for energy-efficient windows.

Sungate 400 glass is designed for heating-dominated climates and to meet Canadian ENERGY STAR requirements. It has a U-Value of 0.28 and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.68 in a standard ¾-inch insulating glass unit. Solarban 65 glass, which has a U-Value of 0.25 and a SHGC of 0.37, is a value alternative to Solarban 70XL glass, the industry’s highest-performing solar control, low-e glass.

Sungate 500 and Sungate 100 low-e glasses and Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 solar control, low-e glasses by PPG also can help manufacturers meet new building codes, 30/30 and ENERGY STAR criteria.

PPG also offers Intercept Ultra stainless-steel “Warm-Edge” Spacers, which earn the industry’s highest thermal performance rating, according to recent National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) thermal conductivity verification. They maximize the energy efficiency of windows by reducing heat transfer, resisting condensation and providing long-term durability.

The 30/30 criterion is a provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. It enables homeowners to claim a tax credit equal to 30 percent of a product’s cost, up to $1,500, for the installation of energy-efficient windows, doors and skylights that have a U-Value and a SHGC equal to or less than 0.30.

To learn how PPG residential glass products can help window makers achieve 30/30 criteria and other performance standards, visit www.ppgglass.com or call 1-888-PPG-GLAS (774-4527). PPG is the only manufacturer to have all its residential and architectural glasses Cradle to Cradle Certified.

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 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.

Intercept, Solarban and Sungate are trademarks of PPG Industries.
Cradle to Cradle is a service mark and Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark of MBDC.




Rob Struble
PPG Performance Glazings