PPG Glass Scientists Receive 2012 Carnegie Award
June 8, 2012

Several PPG Industries scientists recently received the Advanced Manufacturing Award at the 2012 Carnegie Science Awards in Pittsburgh, Penn. for their work on the development of the company's Solarban R100 glass, according to a PPG press release.

Adam Polcyn, Andrew Wagner, and Paul Medwick helped engineer the neutral-reflective, solar control, low-E glass, according to the company.

"These gentlemen were honored for scientific innovation, not for the commercial success of this particular product," says PPG director Glenn Miner. "Together, they created a new way to sputter nanolayers of coating on a glass substrate, which enabled them to eliminate the visibility issues inherent in the coating materials while still achieving superior performance and manufacturability. As an award presented by scientists to scientists, it is an inspiring acknowledgement of the talented, creative and innovative people PPG has working to make its architectural glass products better every day."

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