Posts Tagged ‘ PPG ’

Part One: Aluminum Finishing – PVDF Coatings

Apr 17th, 2013

Fluoropolymer coatings are two-coat systems formulated to provide excellent performance against weathering in normal environments. Suited for architectural product applications — such as storefronts, curtainwalls, windows and louvers — these coatings are highly resistant to chalking, chipping, peeling and fading. They also protect against chemical staining and environmental stresses such as dirt, ultraviolet (UV) radiation […]

Glass Helps Nashville Project Earn Gold

Jan 9th, 2013

Located in Nashville, Tenn., the Piedmont Natural Gas Operations Center, designed by Charlotte, N.C.-based C design Inc., features high-performance glazing that helped the project earn LEED Gold certification. PPG Industries supplied Solarban z50 solar control, low-E glass, which was fabricated by Trulite. Alexander Metals Inc., also based in Nashville, was the contract glazier. According to […]

Total Transformation

Dec 12th, 2012

Transforming a former refrigerated food distribution warehouse built in the early part of the 20th century into a contemporary winery—while respecting the structure’s original brick and timber construction–isn’t necessarily easy. However, City Winery, a wine bar, restaurant and concert venue, which opened this past August in downtown Chicago, is evidence of just that. Designed by […]

Glass Takes a Bird’s Eye View

Nov 28th, 2012

What will a cool $7.7 million buy in the New York real estate market? A glassy, renovated duplex once owned by Frank Sinatra. Nicknamed a “Glittering Grotto in the Sky” by art icon Andy Warhol, the glass wrapped penthouse features 18-feet tall window walls as well as two expansive terraces. The penthouse, which sits 22 […]

Glass Companies Feature New Products for Architectural Designs

Sep 19th, 2012

A number of glass companies traveled to Las Vegas last week to take part in GlassBuild America. While the show primarily targets glazing companies, exhibitors reported that they were also seeing a few architects walking the show, and were featuring products that can be specified for both interior and exterior applications. Chris Dolan, director of […]

Energy-Efficient Products, Advanced Glazing Headline AIA

May 18th, 2012

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Expo in Washington, D.C., has seen a surge in the newest types of glass products available–from decorative to technologically advanced–along with a focus on the latest energy-efficient products. Pulp Studio is showing its new Ombra insulating glass units, developed for exterior glazing applications. The product is available with either […]

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes to Feature PPG glass

Apr 12th, 2012

PPG Industries announced that the Center for Sustainable Landscapes being constructed on the campus of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh will include its Sungate 500 Starphire glass and Solarban 60 Starphire glass. According to the announcement, the two glasses were selected for characteristics that will help the center become one of the world’s […]

McMullen of PPG to Speak at Façade Tectonics #7

Nov 28th, 2011

Chuck McMullen, PPG national architectural manager for the flat glass Construction Market Team, will speak at Façade Tectonics #7, a one-day conference being held December 2 by the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture. McMullen’s presentation, “Energy Efficient Glazing: Commercial Glass Selection Criteria,” will include details on energy modeling using different low-E glass […]

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