Funyak of PPG to speak at Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference

Will preview new SOLARBAN 67 glass at Glass Association of North America event

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15, 2013 – Joanne Funyak, PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) construction market manager for flat glass, is scheduled to speak at the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference sponsored by the Glass Association of North America (GANA), March 17-19, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Funyak will present SOLARBAN(R) 67 glass, a soon-to-be-released solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass with a neutral coating that combines excellent solar control performance with an extraordinarily crisp, clean and brilliantly clear exterior appearance. Funyak’s presentation is scheduled for 10:20 a.m. on March 18 as part of the event’s “Take 5” speaker series.

Solarban 67 glass offers architects an entirely new exterior aesthetic, which results from a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating developed by PPG. Because of the coating’s unique neutral color, Solarban 67 glass can reflect the actual timbre and brightness of ambient light and color unlike any architectural glass of its kind.

For more information about Solarban solar control, low-e glass, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332). 

About GANA
The Glass Association of North America provides the organizational structure for addressing the needs of a diverse membership. Comprised of eight Divisions and an Affiliate classification, GANA puts members in regular contact with their peers, customers and suppliers in an environment that is conducive to developing understanding that is essential to strong, effective working relationships. GANA strives to provide members with premiere educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, meetings and conventions. The BEC Conference is designed as an educational and technical forum for contract glazers.

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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Solarban is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Rob Struble
PPG Flat Glass