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PPG ships 20-millionth square foot of SOLARBAN 70XL


February 27, 2009
By Patrick Flannery

Feb. 27, 2009 – PPG Industries has shipped its 20-millionth square-foot of Solarban 70XL glass since it was introduced in 2006 as the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-E glass.

PPG Industries has shipped its 20-millionth square-foot of Solarban 70XL glass since it was introduced in 2006 as the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-E glass. Solarban 70XL glass is a high-performing environmental glass measured by its light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio.

Scott A. Follett, director of new products and services for PPG Performance Glazings, says the clear-glass aesthetics and environmental advantages associated with this glass product have made it popular among environmentally progressive architects. “Acceptance of Solarban 70XL glass is widespread and increasing around the world. We expect that trend to accelerate as sustainable building principles become part of international building design standards.”

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To date, Solarban 70XL glass has been specified for thousands of buildings, encompassing projects with less than 1,000 square feet of glass as well as towering skyscrapers featuring hundreds of thousands of square feet of glass.

Gary Danowski, vice president, PPG Performance Glazings, says Solarban 70XL glass could play a critical role in the development of carbon-neutral buildings. “This product has become extremely popular for projects seeking to achieve LEED certification, including more than a dozen in just the last year,” he says. “Solarban 70XL glass is aesthetically versatile and fulfills the industry’s desire for products that reduce reliance on fossil fuels and make buildings, safer, healthier and more enjoyable places to work and live well into the future.”

For more information visit: www.ppg.com


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