PPG blue tints named by USGlass readers among products of year for 2009
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2009 –
The new collection of blue-tinted architectural glasses by PPG, some of which is shown in this sample kit, was recognized by the readers of USGlass magazine as one of the 2009 products of the year.
A new collection of blue-tinted architectural glasses by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) was recognized as a product of the year by subscribers to USGlass
The PPG glasses included two new substrates – dark-blue Pacifica
and sky-blue Solarblue
glasses – that can be combined with two reflective PPG glass coatings to create five distinct architectural tints.
Readers of USGlass
magazine, which include glass retailers and glazing contractors across the country, were polled to determine the most significant product introductions of 2009. The PPG collection won in the “value-added” glass category.Pacifica
glasses were introduced in May at the 2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Expo in San Francisco. Pacifica
glass joined Atlantica
glasses as part of the Oceans of Color
collection of nautically-inspired tinted glasses. Solarblue
glass became part of PPG’s line of Earth and Sky-toned glasses, which include Solargray
23 and Graylite
Architects can create three additional blue tints by adding Solarcool
reflective coatings to Pacifica
glasses, or by combining Pacifica
glass with subtly-reflective, color-enriched Vistacool
coatings. In addition, Pacifica
glass may be combined in insulating glass units with color-neutral, low-emissivity coatings such as Sungate
60 and Solarban
70XL glasses to generate light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratios up to 1.63. Solarblue
glass with the same low-e coatings can achieve LSG ratios up to 1.84.
With these products, PPG now offers architects the industry’s broadest palette of tints and performance options. To learn more, 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, Sungate and Vistacool are trademarks of PPG Industries.
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