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PPG to launch 50th anniversary celebration of SOLARBAN glass

Kickoff at AIA National Conference and Expo to include new SOLARBAN z75 glass



PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of SOLARBAN® glass at the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Chicago, June 26-28. PPG launched SOLARBAN glass in 1964 as one of the first coated glasses to reflect heat away from buildings and reduce air-conditioning use. The SOLARBAN brand name has come to signify industry leadership in environmentally-advanced architectural glass. PPG will feature a retrospective of architecturally-significant buildings constructed with SOLARBAN glass products, including the first installation on the Mutual of Omaha Regional Office Building (above) — now known as Colonnade Plaza — in Miami.

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will highlight SOLARBAN® z75 glass, a solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass it introduced in North America earlier this year, at the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Chicago, June 26-28. The glass, featured here on the Korean Registry of Shipping building in South Korea, has a proven track record of international success. Its neutral cool-gray tint offers architects and building owners an attractive combination of visible light transmittance (VLT), solar control and glare control characteristics. For more information about SOLARBAN z75 glass, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will exhibit SOLARBAN® 67 glass at the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Chicago, June 26-28. SOLARBAN 67 glass is formulated with a unique low-emissivity, double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating that reflects the timbre and brightness of ambient light and color more accurately and authentically than any architectural glass of its kind. For more information about SOLARBAN 67 glass, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

PITTSBURGH, May 12, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of SOLARBAN® glass while highlighting new Solarban z75 glass at the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Chicago, June 26-28.

Since Solarban glass was launched in 1964 as one of the first coated glasses to reflect heat away from buildings and reduce air-conditioning use, the brand name has come to signify industry leadership in environmentally-advanced architectural glass. Today, the Solarban brand encompasses a broad collection of high-performance solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses – including advanced products formulated with PPG’s proprietary triple-silver-coating technology – that is continually expanded and refined to meet the aesthetic and performance demands of architects and building owners.

PPG will feature a retrospective of architecturally-significant buildings constructed with Solarban glass, including the first installation on the Mutual of Omaha Regional Office Building in Miami. Now known as Colonnade Plaza, the eight-story building designed by Twin Towers architect Minoru Yamasaki features 9-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows. Advances in coating technology associated with the Solarban brand from 1964 through today also will be highlighted.

Solarban z75 glass, the newest addition to the product line, will be on display for the first time. With a neutral cool-gray tint and low reflectivity, Solarban z75 glass looks similar to Solarban z50 glass but is equipped with better solar control performance, giving architects another choice for neutral cool-gray glass that is optimized for their local climate and building codes.

PPG also will highlight Solarban 67 glass, which debuted at the AIA show last year. Formulated with a soft, neutral blue-gray coating, Solarban 67 glass gives buildings a brilliantly clear appearance along with excellent solar-control performance and low interior and exterior reflectivity.

Architects who visit the PPG booth also can sample two online education and specification tools. The PPG Glass Education Center hosts a mix of instructional videos, slideshows, infographics and other resources that help building professionals and students learn more about designing, specifying and building with glass. PPG Glass eView is a Web-based program that enables architects to build virtual double-glazed or triple-glazed insulating glass units (IGUs), then to view them in three dimensions to see their color, thickness, light transmittance, interior reflectivity and exterior reflectivity.

To learn more, visit PPG at booth 4617, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (772-4332) or log on to www.ppgideascapes.com.

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PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 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.
 
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PPG Flat Glass
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