PPG debuts SOLARBAN 90 solar control, low-emissivity glass

Date: 16 September 2015
Source: PPG Industries
Neutral reflectivity enables true clear-glass aesthetic with exceptional solar control - PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has introduced SOLARBAN(R) 90 glass, a solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass that combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic.   Solarban 90 glass is engineered with refinements to PPG’s proven triple-silver coating technology to offer architects a product that outperforms Solarban 70XL glass – the most preferred high-performance solar control, low-e glass in North America – while balancing visible light transmittance (VLT) and helping manage glare.PPG Industries has introduced SOLARBAN(R) 90 glass, a solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass that combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic.

Combined with clear glass in a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51 percent and an exceptional light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.22. To learn more about Solarban 90 glass or PPG’s entire family of Solarban solar control, low-e glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

Glenn T. Miner, PPG director of construction, flat glass, said the neutral-reflective appearance of Solarban 90 glass was developed with input from architects. “The look of clear glass has always been popular with building designers for its neutral color, muted reflectivity and ability to transmit daylight,” he explained. “Now with Solarban 90 glass, they can specify a glass product that delivers all those attributes together with a solar heat gain coefficient exceeding that of Solarban 70XL glass, one of the most popular and highest-performing products on the market.”

Combined with clear glass in a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, a 15 percent improvement over Solarban 70XL glass. The same configuration produces VLT of 51 percent and an exceptional light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.22. Interior and exterior reflectance rates are 12 percent and 19 percent, respectively.

SOLARBAN(R) 90 glass by PPG Industries (pictured above) combines the neutral color, muted reflectivity and high visible light transmittance (VLT) of clear glass with exceptional solar control, enabling it to harmonize well with other building materials and to be paired in insulating glass units (IGUs) with clear glass, ultra-clear glass or performance-tinted glasses by PPG. Solarban 90 glass meets requirements of the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(TM) program at the Silver level. To learn more about Solarban 90 glass or PPG’s entire family of Solarban solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

Because Solarban 90 glass does not display a noticeably reflected color, it harmonizes well with other building materials and has the capability to be combined in IGUs with clear glass, ultra-clear STARPHIRE(R) glass or performance-tinted glasses by PPG.

The solar control performance of Solarban 90 glass supports the use of smaller heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors.

Solarban 90 glass meets requirements of the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(TM) program at the Silver level. PPG has more architectural glass products certified by the program than does any other float glass manufacturer.

To learn more about Solarban 90 glass or PPG’s entire family of Solarban solar control, low-e glasses, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation 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 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 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.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Solarban and Starphire are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Cradle to Cradle Certified is a trademark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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