SOLARBAN 90 glass among Architectural Record best of 2015

STARPHIRE and SOLARBAN glasses featured in other recognized products - SOLARBAN® 90 glass by PPG (NYSE: PPG) was selected as one of the best products of 2015 by Architectural Record magazine, joining products from two leading PPG customers that also incorporate PPG glass.

Solarban 90 solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass, which was selected in the “Facades” category, is the latest advance in PPG’s proprietary triple-silver coating technology, combining industry-leading solar control performance with a true clear-glass appearance.

Solarban 90 glass fulfills architect demands for a clear, neutral-reflective glass with exceptional solar control performance.In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit with clear glass, Solarban 90 glass has a solar-heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51 percent and a light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.22. It can be joined with STARPHIRE ULTRA-CLEAR™ glass to maximize clarity and with performance tinted glasses by PPG for expanded color selection.

SOLARBAN® 90 glass by PPG, shown here, was selected as one of the best products of 2015 by Architectural Record magazine. The glass 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.

Starphire Ultra-Clear glass also is featured in a panel system developed by Pulp Studio, California Glass Bending and Belzberg Architects for the Gores Group headquarters in Beverly Hills, California. Selected as “Best in Category” for “Facades,” the panel system is comprised of a vacuumed layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between slabs of slumped, laminated Starphire Ultra-Clear glass. Together, the glasses give the renovated building a shimmering, multitextured surface that interacts with sunlight during the day and speckled LED lights at night.

AVIPROTEK® with Solarban glass, an advanced architectural glass that unites bird-friendly, acid-etched patterns by WALKER TEXTURES® glass with high-performance solar control low-e glass by PPG, was selected as the “Editors’ Choice” in the “Facades” category. The glass is proven to reduce bird-building collisions by providing contrasting patterns that birds can see while in flight.

A jury of three architects, two lighting designers and one interiors director—all based in New York City—selected the best new products of the year, choosing from hundreds of submitted entries. Products were rated according to innovation, usefulness and aesthetics.

For more information about Solarban 90 glass, Starphire Ultra-Clear glass and other PPG glass products, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).


PPG’s 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 2015 were $15.3 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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

AviProtek and Walker Textures are registered trademarks of Walker Glass Limited.

600450 SOLARBAN 90 glass among Architectural Record best of 2015
Date: 26 February 2016

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