PPG introduces SOLARBLUE and PACIFICA glasses for immediate delivery

New blue tints create numerous energy-efficient color options



Solarblue glass (left) displays a light sky-blue tint. Pacifica glass (right) has a rich blue hue.

Architects can expand their color options by combining
Solarblue glass with reflective Solarcool glass coating (left) or by specifying Pacifica glass with Vistacool (center) or Solarcool (right) glass coating.
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PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2009 –
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) performance glazings business has launched Pacifica and Solarblue glasses, two new blue-tinted glasses. Both are now standard products available for immediate shipping.

Dark-blue Pacifica glass, part of the Oceans of Color collection of ocean-inspired tints, may be combined in an insulating unit with color-neutral, high-performance coatings such as Sungate 500 glass, Solarban 60 glass and Solarban 70XL glass to generate light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratios up to 1.63. This product is also compliant with the Florida reflectivity code requirements for “turtle glass.”

Solarblue glass, which joins the Earth and Sky Tones collection, features a light sky-blue tint. In an insulating unit with clear glass, it has visible light transmittance of 50 percent and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.49. When combined with Sungate 500, Solarban 60 or Solarban 70XL glasses, Solarblue glass can achieve LSG ratios up to 1.84.

Solarblue and Pacifica glasses with Solarcool reflective coatings offer two additional aesthetic options for architects, with SHGCs ranging from 0.32 to 0.25. Pacifica glass also may be specified with Vistacool subtly reflective, color-enriched coatings, yielding a SHGC of 0.27.

Pacifica and Solarblue can also be ordered with Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 solar control low-emissivity coatings on the second surface exclusively through the PPG Certified Fabricator Program ( PPG/CFP). Without Solarban coatings, the products are available from more than 100 glass fabrication locations throughout the United States and Canada, and from international representatives in 25 countries.

With the introduction of Pacifica and Solarblue glasses, PPG now has the industry’s broadest palette of tints and performance options. For more information, visit www.ppgideascapes.com/blues. 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.

Oceans of Color, Pacifica, PPG Certified Fabricator Program, Solarban, Solarblue, Solarcool, Sungate and Vistacool are trademarks of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Rob Struble
PPG Performance Glazings
412-820-8138
rstruble@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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