PPG Industries Inc.
) announced that the construction of George W. Bush Presidential
Center in Dallas, which is LEED Platinum certified by the U.S.
Green Building Council, was done using its SOLARBAN 70XL
STARPHIRE glass, CORAFLON Air-Dried System (ADS) coatings, PURE
PERFORMANCE paint and SEAL GRIP priming products. All the four
products are made in such a fashion that they can decrease energy
consumption, protect the environment and provide other "green"
LEED is a national certification system developed by the U.S.
Green Building Council (USGBC) to promote the construction of
energy and resource-efficient buildings that are environmentally
healthy to live in. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a
226,000-square-foot building and utilizes little energy coupled
with high levels of daylighting. The center also integrates low
volatile organic compound (VOC) emission to promote indoor air
quality and regionally sourced materials.
Solarban 70XL glass is a revolutionary new Solar Control low-E
glass that brilliantly combines the clear appearance of
transparent, color-neutral glass with an unprecedented
combination of solar control and visible light transmission. This
ultra-clear, transparent aesthetic quality glass makes it the apt
choice for both interior and exterior applications. It is has a
green roof system that reduces the center's heating and cooling
Solarban 70XL Starphire glass is utilized in Freedom Hall, the
building's central orientation point. It permits daylight from
the lantern to flood the core of the building and to appear as a
soft-glowing beacon that is visible in Dallas at night.
The center's replica Oval Office is marked by Seal Grip
priming products and Pure Performance paint products. The Seal
Grip priming products are excellent fast drying, interior,
pigmented, stain killing, vinyl toluene primer/sealer that meet
various VOC-compliance standards. Pure Performance is a zero-VOC
premium latex interior paint.
Coraflon ADS coatings offer a brilliant, low-maintenance
finish that is resistant to marring and abrasion while providing
excellent gloss and color retention. The coating protects the
center's exterior metal trim and doors. Coraflon ADS also resists
chalking and repels surface dirt to reduce cleaning cycles.
PPG Industries' business is diversified, both in terms of
products offered and geographical presence. It has a leading
position in several paints and coatings end-markets.
PPG Industries currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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Northern Technologies International Corp.
Cytec Industries Inc.
Eastman Chemical Co.
). All of them hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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