PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2012 - PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG)
announced that SUNGATE(R) 600 glass, a passive,
low-emissivity (low-e) solar control glass that can help
dual-pane windows achieve R-5 insulating performance, has
been named one of the 50 "hot" products of 2012 by the
editors of Green Builder Magazine.
Chosen in the "Doors, Windows and Hardware" category,
Sungate 600 passive solar control, low-e glass is
designed for residential windows in colder,
heating-dominated climates. When used on the fourth surface
of an insulating glass unit (IGU), with SOLARBAN(R) 60
glass on the second surface and 1/2-inch airspace in
between, Sungate 600 glass enables IGUs to yield
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.
The top 50 products chosen by Green Builder
Magazine editors are announced annually. Products are
selected based on innovation, performance and ecological
features, along with market viability. To read about the
award winners, visit www.greenbuildermag.com/hot502012.
To learn more about PPG products, visit
www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
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 York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For
more information, visit www.ppg.com.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark
and Solarban and Sungate are registered
trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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