PPG introduces SOLARBLUE and PACIFICA glasses for immediate delivery
New blue tints create numerous energy-efficient color options
PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2009 –
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. Solarblue Pacifica Solarblue Solarcool Pacifica Vistacool Solarcool
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) performance glazings business has launched Pacifica
glasses, two new blue-tinted glasses. Both are now standard products available for immediate shipping.
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
60 or Solarban
70XL glasses, Solarblue
glass can achieve LSG ratios up to 1.84.Solarblue
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
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
). 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
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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