PPG introduces transparent-reflective SOLARBAN R100 glass

New glass offers higher performance than competing products


PITTSBURGH, March 29, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has introduced Solarban® R100 glass, a transparent-reflective, solar control, low-emissivity glass with better performance than competing products in the same architectural glass category.

Because it is based on the same coating technology as Solarban 70XL glass, Solarban R100 glass delivers outstanding solar performance with color-neutral exterior reflectance of 32 percent. Interior reflectance for Solarban R100 glass is 14 percent.

Solarban R100 glass has visible light transmittance (VLT) of 42 percent and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 that helps architects and building owners meet stringent building codes. The glass’s 1.79 light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio is up to 29 percent greater than that of competing transparent-reflective, solar control, low-e glasses. Because Solarban R100 glass has a lower SHGC than does Solarban 70XL glass, it has the potential to generate even greater energy savings for building owners.

Glenn T. Miner, architectural market manager, PPG performance glazings, said Solarban R100 glass was developed with input from architects seeking a better-performing transparent-reflective glass. “Solarban R100 glass has the versatility to be used in privacy glass applications and harmonizes well with spandrels and other building materials because of its neutral appearance,” he said. “More importantly, compared to similar products, it helps building owners reduce the amount of energy they use for heating, cooling and artificial lighting.”

To learn about PPG’s entire collection of architectural glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Solarban is a trademark 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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