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PPG debuts new web content for SageGlass on

Alliance partners offer complementary solar control solutions for building envelopes

PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) has posted new content to highlighting products and technology available from its new alliance partner SageGlass®, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass.

The new landing page details how electrochromic glass from SageGlass® and tinted and static low-emissivity (low-e) glasses by PPG can be used on adjacent elements to create an advanced solar management system.

SageGlass® electrochromic glass features a coating located on the cavity-facing side of the exterior lite of an insulating glass unit. When activated by small amounts of electricity, the coating darkens, absorbing a portion of the sun’s heat and light, and enabling the glass to optimize daylight transmission, control sun glare, minimize solar heat gain, preserve outdoor views and enhance the thermal comfort of building occupants.

Static Solarban® and Sungate® low-e glasses by PPG can be specified to provide many of the same benefits on sections of the building envelope that do not require the dynamic switching capabilities of electrochromic glass.

The landing page also highlights the SageGlass® color palette, which includes clear, gray, bronze, green and blue tints that can complement PPG’s performance-tinted glass to provide attractive and highly functional exterior glass building envelopes.

Visitors to the SageGlass® landing page on will find additional photos and videos that demonstrate how electrochromic glass works, along with links to individual product guides, performance data and glass expert directories for each company.

PPG will exhibit SageGlass® products at the AIA National Convention and Exposition in Philadelphia, May 19-21. For more information, visit PPG in booth 3831, stop by SageGlass® in booth 1909, log onto or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332)

About SageGlass®
SageGlass® is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass®, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass®, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass® allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass® is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit, @Sage_Glass,


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Solarban® and Sungate® are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
SageGlass® is a registered trademark of SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.


About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, high-performance products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to continually raising the industry standard for sustainability, Vitro was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products earn Cradle to Cradle Certified® status and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and processed glass products. Additionally, as of April 2024, all Vitro architectural glass products meet the Top 20% Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) material Global Warming Potential (GWP) threshold the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) established pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and related guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vitro operates seven glass production facilities across North America, four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada and one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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