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Solarban 72 Starphire Named A 2013 Product of the Year By USGlass!

PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 –

SOLARBAN® 72 STARPHIRE® glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG)has been selected by readers of USGlass magazine as a 2013 Product of the Year.

Designed for exceptional clarity and solar control, insulating glass units (IGUs) made with Solarban 72 Starphire glass feature one lite of uncoated Starphire glass and another with a triple-silver coating engineered specifically for application on a Starphire glass substrate.

In a 1-inch IGU, Solarban 72 Starphire glass has visible light  transmittance (VLT) of 71 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30, producing a light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.38. That represents a 25 percent improvement in SHGC compared to Solarban 60 Starphire glass and an 11 percent improvement in VLT compared to Solarban70XL glass.

USGlass magazine selects annual Product of the Year Awards based on a reader survey that includes all products from the USGlass Showcase section and Annual New Products Guide.

Winners were announced in 18 categories.

Solarban 72 Starphire glass was selected in the “glass product” category.

To learn more about Solarban 72 Starphire glass, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).


PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s

leading coatings and specialty materials 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 nearly 70 countries around the world.

Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange

(symbol:PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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