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PPG debuts SUNGATE 600 glass, R-5 IGU technology at builders’ show

Post Time:Mar 02,2012Classify:Company NewsView:330

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) showcased samples of new SUNGATE(R) 600 glass at the 2012 International Builders' Show in Orlando, Feb. 8-11, along with CLARVISTA(R) shower glass and a dual-pane, dual-coat insulating glass unit (IGU) technology that enables residential windows to achieve R-5 “center-of-glass” insulating performance.

 China Glass Network

Sungate 600 glass features a pyrolitic coating developed specifically for application on the exposed room-side (No. 4) surface of an IGU, which optimizes its ability to trap heat from the furnace and winter sun. Consequently, Sungate 600 glass keeps living spaces warmer and reduces energy consumption during the coldest months of the year.


PPG also displayed an IGU made with one 3-millimeter pane of Sungate 600 glass on the fourth (No. 4) surface and SOLARBAN(R) 60 glass on the second (No. 2) surface, separated by a 1/2-inch air space. The configuration, which can generate significant energy savings compared to monolithic Sungate 600 glass, yields R-5 center-of-glass insulating performance. The R-5 performance standard is being emphasized in federal legislation and adopted in building codes to improve the energy efficiency of single-family homes and multifamily residential buildings. PPG’s dual-pane, dual-coat technology enables window manufacturers to make R-5 windows without multi-cavity IGUs, which can complicate the manufacturing process and add to the cost of windows for builders, remodelers and homeowners.


Clarvista glass for shower doors and other bath and shower use is made with a coating that seals the glass surface, enabling it to resist corrosion caused by heat and humidity. When combined with STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass by PPG, Clarvista glass produces an exceptionally transparent shower glass, making it ideal for upscale homes, resorts and commercial spas. With proper maintenance, Clarvista glass looks newer for a longer time than do other shower glass products.




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.

Source: www.ppg.comAuthor: shangyi

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