SUNGATE 600 Glass by PPG Named Green Builder Magazine ‘Hot 50’ Product

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

To learn more about PPG products, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).


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

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