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PPG to Debut Two New Architectural Glasses, Powder Coating at AIA Show

Post Time:Apr 25,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:191

PITTSBURGH,April 23, 2012 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will unveil two new architectural glasses at the 2012 American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) National Conventionand Design Exposition in Washington D.C., May 17-19, along with a new DURANAR(R) powder coating for metal roof applications.

One of the new glass products PPG will introduce is a passive-solar, low-emissivity(low-e) glass with improved U-values that is engineered for commercial buildings in heating-dominated climates. The other is a self-cleaning glass designed for skylights, canopies and other sloped glazings on commercial buildings. 

PPG also will exhibit a new Duranar powder coating for metal roofs that is designed as a more durable alternative to traditional stone-coated steelroofing systems. Duranar liquid coatings with “print-coated” decorative painted patterns, designs and colors for metal panels by PPG’s industry partner, Steelscape, Inc., will be featured as well.

Other PPG products on display at the 2012 AIA show will include:

  • Duranar powder coatings, with the durability, brilliant color, mica effects andcustom-batching capability of Duranar liquid coatings and virtually novolatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
  • Duranar ULTRA-COOL(R) infrared-reflective coatings, which deflect heat from buildings to reduce urban heat island effect and air-conditioning costs. They meet cool roof requirements for ENERGY STAR(R), Title 24 and LEED(R) criteria, and they are available in a broad palette of light and dark colors.
  • Duranar VARI-COOL(R) coatings, which combine ULTRA-Cool infrared-reflective technology with pearlescent, polychromatic coatings that shift color according to ambient lighting conditions and the angle from which they are viewed.
  • SOLARBAN(R) 72 STARPHIRE(R) glass, a solar control, low-e glass that has the industry’s highest light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio at 2.38. It is designed to provide high visible light transmittance, exceptional clarity and superior solar     control performance.
  • Solarban R100 glass, a neutral-reflective, solar control, low-e glass with a 1.79 LSG ratio that is up to 27 better than those of competing neutral-reflective, low-e glasses. Energy modeling demonstrates that, compared to leading neutral-reflective,low-e glasses, Solarban R100 glass can cut annual energy     consumption by 7 to 12 percent and initial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment cost by up to 10 percent.
  • Solarban 70XL glass, the industry’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control, low-e glass, provides an optimum balance of visible light transmittance, solar control performance and color consistency. Energy modeling shows that Solarban 70XL glass, which recently surpassed 120 million square feet in shipments, can cut annual energy costs by 3 to 5 percent compared to other solar control, low-e glasses while diminishing upfront capital for cooling equipment by up to 10 percent.
  • One-inch Starphire glass is made with a proprietary low-iron formulation to create one of the industry’s most transparent glasses. Unlike conventional clear  glass, the clarity of Starphire glass actually intensifies as it gets thicker.

For more information about PPG architectural glass, coatings and paint, visit PPG at booth 2911, visit


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. PPG shares are traded on the New YorkStock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.


Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Duranar, Solarban, Starphire, Sungate, ULTRA-Cool and VARI-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
ENERGY STAR is a joint trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council

PPG IdeaScapes is a one-stop resource for architectural glass, coatings and paint, like those featured on the Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale, Ariz. PPG will unveil two new architectural glasses and a new powder coating for metal roofs at the 2012 AIA National Convention and Design Expo in Washington, D.C., May 17-19.


Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass

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