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SOLARBAN 90 glass available with ultra-clear, OPTIBLUE, OPTIGRAY glass options

PPG offers expanded color palette, enhanced solar control for architects, building owners

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced SOLARBAN® 90 glass is now available on OPTIGRAY® (left), STARPHIRE ULTRA-CLEAR™ (middle) and OPTIBLUE® (right) glasses by PPG.

PITTSBURGH, May 25, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced SOLARBAN® 90 glass is now available on STARPHIRE ULTRA-CLEAR™, OPTIBLUE® and OPTIGRAY® glasses by PPG.

Glenn T. Miner, PPG director of construction, flat glass, said that using Solarban 90 glass with ultra-clear and tinted glasses gives architects more options for attaining the right balance of performance and aesthetics they desire for individual projects. “Solarban 90 glass was developed after months of sample review and consultation with architects,” he explained. “Our common goal was to satisfy demands for a high-performance low-e glass that could meet stricter building codes for solar control while achieving the neutral-reflective appearance of clear glass. The benefits associated with Solarban 90 glass can now be united with an expanded color palette.”

Introduced in 2015, Solarban 90 glass combines the neutral reflectivity, neutral color and high visible light transmittance (VLT) of clear glass with a robust solar control barrier. It blocks heat gain 15 percent more effectively than Solarban 70XL glass by PPG, which is the industry’s most widely specified triple-silver-coated solar control, low-e glass.

In a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 Optigray glass delivers a warm gray appearance with VLT of 36 percent and a solar-heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.20. Solarban 90 Optiblue glass has a distinctive steel-blue gray aesthetic with VLT of 32 percent and a SHGC of 0.19. Solarban 90 Starphire Ultra-Clear glass offers brilliant clarity with VLT of 54 percent and a SHGC of 0.23.

To learn more about Solarban 90 glass, Starphire Ultra-Clear glass and performance tinted glasses by PPG, all of which are CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™ Bronze, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332). The use of Cradle to Cradle Certified products helps architects earn credits in the LEED® green building program for their projects. In 2008, PPG became the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have products recognized by the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, and today the company offers more architectural glass products that meet program requirements than does any other company.

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contact:
Rob Struble
Flat Glass