PPG publishes new glass catalog in print and electronic versions
Brochure highlights new project photography, SOLARBAN, SUNGATE products
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has published a new architectural glass catalog that features spectacular photography of 40 building projects along with detailed descriptions and performance data for more than two dozen architectural glass products, including SOLARBAN® 67 glass and SUNGATE® 600 glass, both introduced this year.
The 40-page booklet, last updated in 2010, also details two new online tools, the PPG Glass Education Center and PPG Glass eVIEW, which enables architects, glazing contractors and other industry professionals to search for, filter and visualize hundreds of potential glazing configurations to identify the best solutions for their projects. A digital version of the catalog can be downloaded from www.ppgideascapes.com.
Glenn T. Miner, PPG director, construction, flat glass, said the glass catalog remains a valuable tool for architects and specifiers. “We have made substantial investments in online resources the last few years,” he said. “Nevertheless, we have found that there is still high demand for the printed catalog because it contains all the product descriptions, product data and other information designers and customers need in a convenient, portable package.”
The brochure contains an educational section on glass and energy management that explains how low-emissivity (low-e) glass such as Solarban and Sungate products can reduce energy use in homes and commercial buildings. It includes illustrations for terms such as visible light transmittance (VLT), solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio and U-value.
There also is information about other advanced PPG products such as low-VOC (volatile organic compound) DURANAR® architectural coatings, ultra-low-VOC PURE PERFORMANCE® paint, PITT-CHAR® fire-protective coatings, MEGASEAL® hygienic flooring systems and ultraviolet-curable RAYCRON® coatings for wood floor finishing.
PPG is the first company to have its entire collection of architectural glass products approved through the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program. For more information or to get a copy of the catalog, visit www.ppgideascapes.com/glasscatalog or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
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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 Duranar, Raycron, Solarban and Sungate are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Megaseal, Pitt-Char and Pure Performance are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass