PPG to Preview Passive Solar, Low-e Glass At International Builders Show

Date: 9 December 2011
Source: http://www.newswiretoday.com
PPG Industries will exhibit samples of a new passive solar, low-emissivity glass at the 2012 International Builders Show in Orlando, Feb. 8-11, along with CLARVISTA® shower glass and a dual-pane, dual-coat insulating glass unit (IGU) that enables residential windows to achieve R-5 “center-of-glass” insulating performance.

Visitors to the PPG booth (W3417) can preview a new passive solar, low-e glass by PPG that is designed for residential use in colder, heating-dominated climates. PPG will formally introduce the product in early 2012.

PPG also will display Clarvista glass, a shower door and enclosure glass that, with regular maintenance, looks newer longer than do competing products. It is made with a coating that seals the glass surface, enabling it to resist corrosion caused by heat and humidity. When combined with STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass by PPG, Clarvista glass produces an exceptionally transparent shower glass, making it ideal for upscale homes, resorts and commercial spas.

PPG will showcase an IGU made with one 3-millimeter pane of its new passive solar, low-e glass on the fourth (#4) surface and SOLARBAN® 60 glass on the second (#2) surface, separated by a ½-inch air space. The configuration yields R-5 insulating performance at the center of the glass.

R-5 windows, which by definition have a U-value of 0.22 or less, are 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 better-insulating products without multi-cavity IGUs, which can complicate the manufacturing process and add to the cost of windows for builders, remodelers and homeowners.

PPG also will feature its complete line-up of energy-efficient SUNGATE® low-e glasses and Solarban solar control, low-e glasses. To learn more, call 1-888-PPG-GLAS (774-4527) or visit ppgglass.com/.


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 (ppg.com) has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG).

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

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