Tag: PPG

  • That’s Using Your Metal

    After nearly two decades of writing about and reporting on the architectural glass and metal industry, I’ve been to many, many trade shows and conferences. These are a great way to keep up with and learn about new products, companies, trends and more. While much of what we cover is about glass, metal is also…

  • PPG Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Duranar

    PPG is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Duranar coatings throughout 2017. It will commemorate “the introduction in 1967 of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components,” according to a release from the company. Over the past half-century, Duranar coatings have been specified by renowned architects for architectural landmarks such as…

  • Everything You Need to Know About PPG’s Glass Business Sale to Vitro

    Everything You Need to Know About PPG’s Glass Business Sale to Vitro

    Two weeks ago, PPG sent shock waves through the glass industry when it announced it was selling its glass business to Mexican-based manufacturer Vitro. There had been speculation for some time that the company was looking to sell that segment, though it was still a major development in the industry given the PPG’s illustrious 133-year…

  • New PPG Video Explains Science of Bird-Safe Glass

    PPG Industries posted a new video to its online PPG Glass Education Center explaining the science behind and benefits associated with bird-safe glass.

  • Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

    Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

    Fourteen years after being signed into law, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial was dedicated in October of this year. The completed memorial, located in Washington, D.C., stands as the first such tribute in the nation to specifically honor veterans who were injured in military conflicts throughout the United States’ history. The memorial features…

  • New Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City a Real Piece of Work

    New Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City a Real Piece of Work

    Creating a large piece of art takes a lot of coordination, particularly when it isn’t technically being “built” by the artist. It takes even more coordination when the art includes 53 large glass panels and a structure weighing more than 400 tons. But the team that completed the Glass Labyrinth project at the Nelson-Atkins Museum…

  • PPG Coatings Used in Five of AIA’s 2013 Top 10 “Green” Buildings

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) honored the top 10 “green” building projects for 2013 at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, June 20-22 in Denver, and at least five of the projects were constructed with glass or coatings made by PPG Industries. The following buildings were recognized. Charles…

  • The Way the Cookie Crumbles

    The Way the Cookie Crumbles

    From the former shell of a Nabisco bakery in Pittsburgh, architecture firm Astorino designed Historic Bakery Square, home to a variety of retail stores and offices for a number of companies, including Google, in the city’s East End. The project, which features PPG’s Solarban 60 glass, recently achieved Platinum LEED certification for the Core and…

  • The NFRC Non-Residential Program

    For the past 20 years, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has provided a fair, accurate and credible rating and labeling system for doors, windows and skylights used in residential construction. Anyone who has shopped for a residential window has seen a label similar to the one below: Ratings on the NFRC label have been…

  • A Light From Within: Los Gatos Library

    A Light From Within: Los Gatos Library

    Inspired by a glowing lantern, the new 30,000-square-foot Los Gatos Library in Los Gatos, Calif., designed by Noll & Tam architects based in Berkeley, Calif., takes full advantage of all that glass can offer. As project architect Abraham Jayson explains, the library, which was completed in February 2012, wanted the structure to be a light…