PPG to showcase SOLARBAN 67 glass at AIA National Convention and Expo

New glass catalog, online education center, eView tool to be highlighted


SOLARBAN(R) 67 glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) is formulated with a unique low-emissivity, double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating that reflects the true timbre and brightness of ambient light and color more accurately and authentically than any architectural glass of its kind.

PITTSBURGH, May 2, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) will introduce SOLARBAN(R) 67 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass and two online glass education and specification tools at the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Denver, June 20-22.

Featuring a soft, virtually imperceptible, neutral coating, Solarban 67 glass provides commercial buildings with a brilliantly clear appearance along with excellent solar control performance. Engineered with a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating developed by PPG, Solarban 67 glass transmits and reflects the true tone and brightness of ambient light and color. The crispness and clarity of Solarban 67 glass is further enhanced by its low interior and exterior reflectivity of 16 and 19 percent, respectively.

PPG also will debut two online education and specification tools for architects. The PPG Glass Education Center helps architects, specifiers, students and construction industry professionals learn more about designing, specifying and building with glass. The site is divided into three sections – Glass Topics, Glass FAQs and Glossary – and houses a mix of instructive video shorts, colorful illustrations and educational features addressing issues such as preventing thermal glass breakage, specifying large insulating glass units (IGUs) and how low-e glass works. Content is updated regularly based on frequently-asked questions fielded by PPG during trade shows and sales calls and through its website and call center.

PPG Glass eView is a multifunctional collection of electronic tools to help architects and specifiers identify and visualize the PPG glass products that best fit their project needs. Using this Web-based program, architects can build virtual double-glazed or triple-glazed IGUs customized for desired performance and aesthetic specifications, and then view them from a variety of angles in three dimensions to see their color, thickness, light transmittance, interior reflectivity and exterior reflectivity in a variety of room and outdoor settings.

Visitors to booth 1736 will receive copies of the new PPG Glass Catalog, which has been updated to include products such as Solarban R100 glass, Solarban 72 glass, Solarban 67 glass and SUNGATE(R) 600 glass. To get a copy of the catalog, collect glass samples or get online tours of the PPG Glass Education Center and PPG Glass eView, visit PPG in booth 1736. To learn more, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (772-4332) or visit www.ppgideascapes.com.

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 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 www.ppg.com.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Solarban and Sungate are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
Contact:
Rob Struble
PPG Flat Glass
412-820-8138
rstruble@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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