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PPG Industries: New Online Video Explains Science of Bird-Safe Glass



Pittsburgh, Pa. — June 16, 2016 — PPG Industries has posted a new video to the online PPG Glass Education Center explaining the science behind and benefits associated with bird-safe glass.

Using AVIPROTEK glass by Montreal-based Walker TEXTURES products as an example, the 3½-minute video demonstrates how glass that is acid-etched in scientifically defined patterns can deter birds from colliding into buildings.

Bird-safe glass, which is required to meet building codes in a growing number of cities, states, and provinces throughout the U.S. and Canada, also can help building projects earn LEED Pilot Credit 55 for bird-collision deterrence.

The video highlights the benefits of acid-etching the first outermost surface of an insulating glass unit (IGU), and the advantages for wildlife and the environment of combining bird-safe glass with energy-saving low-emissivity (low-e) coatings such as SOLARBAN glass by PPG.

Launched in 2013, the PPG Glass Education Center is a growing online library of technical information that serves as an objective, user-focused resource about designing, specifying, and building with glass for architects, specifiers, students, and professionals in the glass, construction, and building industries. Content is updated regularly based on the most frequently asked questions PPG gets on its website, during sales calls, and through its call center.

To watch the video in the PPG Glass Education Center, visit For more information about PPG’s full collection of architectural glass, visit


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