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PPG Publishes Data Sheet for SUNGATE 600 Glass for Commercial Buildings


PITTSBURGH, – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has published a data sheet with performance data for SUNGATE(R) 600 glass, a multifunctional, neutral-transparent glass made with an advanced passive low-emissivity (low-e) coating that enhances the insulating performance of buildings in a variety of climates.

The one-page flyer shows Sungate 600 glass in three 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) configurations designed for specific climate zones:

-For moderate climates where heat gain is preferred, Sungate 600 glass functions as a traditional, high-performing passive low-e glass, providing a U-value of 0.33, a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.65 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of 71 percent.

-For colder climates where greater insulating value is important, Sungate 600 glass can be placed on the No. 4 surface of an IGU, and it can improve U-values by 20 percent when combined with SOLARBAN(R) 60 glass on the No. 2 surface and separated by a ˝-inch air space, which may eliminate the need for triple-glazing.

-When used on the No. 3 surface of an IGU with tinted or reflective glasses by PPG on the No. 2 surface, Sungate 600 glass can boost U-values by up to 30 percent while improving the SHGC and offering a variety of aesthetic options.

Sungate 600 glass is formulated with a smooth, durable pyrolitic coating suitable for use on the No. 4 surface of a double-pane IGU. Because the coating is chemically bonded to glass while molten, Sungate 600 glass has a durable hard coat. The resulting star-crystalline structure also makes the surface up to 25 percent smoother than the coatings on traditional pyrolitic coated glasses.

Visit to download the data sheet, or call 888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332) to order a printed copy.

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

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


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