PPG introduces sample kits for new blue tints

PACIFICA and SOLARBLUE glasses available uncoated, with reflective coatings

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has a new sample kit featuring recently released Pacifica and Solarblue glasses, its two newest blue-tinted glasses. In addition to their uncoated versions, Pacifica glass is shown with Vistacool subtly reflective and Solarcool reflective coatings, and Solarblue glass is shown with a Solarcool coating. All five products are inventory standards available for immediate shipping.

Dark-blue Pacifica glass has visible light transmittance (VLT) of 38 percent and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.35 when combined with clear glass in a one-inch insulating glass unit. The result is a light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.07. Pacifica glass is part of the Oceans of Color collection of nautically inspired tints.

Solarblue glass, one of PPG’s Earth and Sky performance tints, displays a light sky-blue tint. With a VLT of 50 percent and a SHGC of 0.49, it has an LSG ratio of 1.03 in a clear, one-inch insulating glass unit.

Pacifica and Solarblue glasses with Solarcool reflective coatings offer LSG ratios ranging from 0.67 to 1.03. Pacifica glass with Vistacool subtly reflective, color-enriched coatings yields LSG ratios of up 1.24.

The sample kit also includes existing blue-tinted glasses by PPG, such as Azuria glass.

Pacifica and Solarblue glasses are available from more than 100 glass fabrication locations throughout the United States and Canada, and from international representatives in 25 countries. With their introduction, PPG now has the industry’s broadest palette of tints and performance options. To learn about PPG’s full menu of architectural glasses, visit www.ppgblues.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.

Azuria, Oceans of Color, Pacifica, Solarblue, Solarcool and Vistacool are trademarks of PPG Industries.




Rob Struble
PPG Performance Glazings