PPG named finalist in first U.S. Concentrated Solar Power Industry Awards

Nominated in category of best applied R&D for SOLARPHIRE HVM glass

PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has been named a finalist in the category of best applied R&D for the first U.S. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Industry Awards. The event is sponsored by CSP Today, an international organization devoted to promoting the development of concentrated solar power.

The CSP Today Industry Awards recognize excellence in the field of CSP innovation, competitiveness, applied research and development, dispatchability and technological innovation. PPG is being honored for developing Solarphire(R) HVM solar mirror glass, which combines a highly transmissive, ultra-clear, low-iron float glass with a proprietary vapor-deposited mirror coating and a lead-free protective encapsulant. The combination of these three technologies gives Solarphire HVM glass the ability to more effectively concentrate and collect solar energy. By increasing the ratio of reflected (captured) solar energy to the incident solar energy, Solarphire HVM glass enables CSP plants to generate more power at less cost.

Winners will be announced at the 4th Concentrated Solar Power Summit USA on June 24 in San Francisco.

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.

Solarphire is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Robert J. Struble
PPG Performance Glazings