PPG to display two new products at GlassBuild America 2012
Company to highlight new residential service center in Carlisle, Pa.
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2012 –
PPG Industries has introduced SUNGATE(R) 600 glass, a multifunctional, low-emissivity (low-e) glass that can enhance the insulating performance of buildings in a variety of climates and applications.
SUNCLEAN(R) self-cleaning glass, which PPG Industries introduced nearly a decade ago for the residential construction market, is ideal for commercial applications such as skylights, canopies, walkway covers, glass shading devices and other sloped or difficult-to-access glazings. Unlike conventional clear glass (left), SunClean glass (right) by PPG features a durable titanium dioxide (TiO2) coating that breaks down organic material and causes water to sheet and rinse the material away.
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) will introduce SUNGATE(R) 600 glass and SUNCLEAN(R) self-cleaning glass, two new products for the commercial building market, at GlassBuild America 2012: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, at booth 419 in the Las Vegas Hotel, Sept. 12-14.
Sungate 600 glass is a multifunctional, low-emissivity (low-e) glass designed to enhance the insulating performance of buildings in a variety of climates and applications. SunClean self-cleaning glass, which PPG introduced nearly a decade ago for the residential construction market, is ideal for commercial applications such as skylights, canopies, walkway covers, glass shading devices and other sloped or difficult-to-access glazings.
PPG also will highlight the PPG Residential Service Center in Carlisle, Pa., a full-service insulating glass (IG) unit fabrication facility that can help residential window manufacturers manage overflow work or outsource the fabrication of double- or triple-pane IG units. The facility recently became the first in the industry to incorporate GED Integrated Solutions’ Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS), which can produce triple-pane, R-5 IG units at a rate of three per minute, six times faster than is possible with most conventional IG unit manufacturing methods. The ATLAS project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Additionally, PPG will display popular architectural glass products such as SOLARBAN(R) 70XL, Solarban R100, Solarban z50 and Solarban 60 solar control, low-e glasses; STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass; and CLARVISTA(R) shower door glass. To learn more, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Clarvista, Solarban, SunClean, Sungate and Starphire are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Robert J. Struble