Solarban® 90 glass available on performance-tinted glasses from Vitro Architectural Glass
Exceptional solar control with multiple options for blue, bronze, gray, green tints
PITTSBURGH, October 12, 2016 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass is now available on a wide array of performance-tinted glasses, including Atlantica®, Azuria®, Pacifica®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze®, Solargray® and Solexia® glasses.
Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the tinted glasses are an ideal complement for Solarban® 90 glass. "Solarban® 90 glass adds value and versatility to performance tints because they unite color with the coating’s inherent ability to block heat," he explained. "Architects get the best of both worlds – improved building performance along with a full range of clear, light- and saturated-color glasses to increase their design options."
Introduced in 2015, Solarban® 90 glass utilizes proprietary coating technology to deliver robust solar control and high visible light transmittance (VLT) on clear glass, while providing the color neutrality needed to harmonize with a wide range of performance-tinted glasses.
In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with clear glass, Solarban® 90 glass has a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, which is a 15 percent improvement over Solarban® 70XL glass, the industry's most widely specified triple-silver-coated solar control, low-e glass. When coated on performance-tinted glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass such as blue-tinted Pacifica® glass or Solargray® glass, Solarban® 90 glass can achieve SHGCs of as low as 0.17 in a one-inch IGU.
Solarban 90 glass and most Vitro performance-tinted glasses meet requirements of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program at the Bronze level, which helps architects earn credits in the LEED® green building program for their projects.
To learn more about Solarban® 90 glass or to order glass samples or compare performance data, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-888-774-4332.
Atlantica®, Azuria®, Optiblue®, Optigray®, Pacifica®, Solarban®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze®, Solargray®, Solexia® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
LEED®—an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™—is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council®.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit www.VitroGlass.com.