Texas hospital is first major building to feature SOLARBAN R100 glass by PPG

Curved facade incorporates SOLARBAN R100 glass over OPTIBLUE glass substrate

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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2013 – Louis and Peaches Owen Hospital in Tyler, Texas, designed by WHR Architects, Inc., Dallas, is one of the first major buildings to be constructed with neutral-reflective SOLARBAN® R100 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG). The entry opens to a light-flooded, double-height lobby with Solarban 60 glass on ultra-clear STARPHIRE® glass. The curved facade above the ground floors incorporates Solarban R100 glass on OPTIBLUE® glass to create a vibrant blue tint that conveys abundant natural light while greatly diminishing solar heat gain.

In a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with clear glass, Solarban R100 Optiblue glass has visible light transmittance (VLT) of 30 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.20. The resulting light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.50 is exceptional for a dark blue-tinted glass. In the lobby and concourse, Solarban 60 Starphire glass in a 1-inch IGU yields VLT of 74 percent, a SHGC of 0.41 and an exceptional LSG ratio of 1.80.

For more information about Solarban R100 glass, Starphire ultra-clear glass and Optiblue tinted glass, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

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 and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Optiblue, Solarban and Starphire are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass