Vitro Architectural Glass launches Solarban® R77 glass
Neutral-reflective glass features subtle silver-blue aesthetic, code-friendly solar control
PITTSBURGH, February 1, 2021 – Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it has launched Solarban® R77 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass, which unites a crisp, neutrally reflective silver-blue aesthetic with building-code-friendly solar performance.
The glass was designed by Vitro Glass to fill a specific niche in the company’s portfolio, offering architects a pleasant exterior-reflected color that is more subtle than that of Solarban® R100 glass, yet more pronounced than the quietly reflective appearance of Solarban® 67 glass.
Nathan McKenna, director, marketing and innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass said Solarban® R77 glass fulfills demand for a product that captures the visual character of the sky and ambient environment while enabling specifiers to meet increasingly stringent building code mandates.
“Architects are looking for a product that hits that sweet spot between transmitted color being too reflective and not reflective enough,” he explained. “Solarban® R77 glass meets that challenge.”
Featuring a magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating, Solarban® R77 glass delivers a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.25 in a clear 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU). It also offers visible light transmittance (VLT) of 47% in the same configuration, providing clear exterior views and illuminating interiors with soft, natural, neutral daylighting. Exterior reflectance is just 25%.
Available through the Vitro Certified™ Network, Solarban® R77 glass can be coated on conventional clear glass, Acuity™ low-iron glass, Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass and Vitro Glass’s entire line of tinted glass. It must always be heat-treated, even for laminated applications commonly suited for annealed glass.
For more information or to order samples of Solarban® R77 glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call (877-VTRO-GLS (877-6457).
Acuity™ and Vitro Certified™ are trademarks and Solarban® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
Solarban® R77 glass, a new solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass, can be coated on conventional clear glass (left), Acuity™ low-iron glass (right), Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass and Vitro Glass’s entire line of tinted glasses.
Solarban® R77 glass delivers a crisp, neutral-reflective aesthetic when coated on clear glass (left) and Acuity™ low-iron glass (right).
Solarban® R77 glass unites a crisp, neutral, silver-blue aesthetic with building-code-friendly solar performance.
Featuring exterior-reflected color that is more subtle than Solarban® R100 glass and more pronounced than Solarban® 67 glass, Solarban® R77 glass captures the visual character of the sky and ambient environment while enabling specifiers to meet increasingly stringent building code mandates.
Solarban® R77 glass’s Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.25 in a clear 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) satisfies fenestration performance requirements for all climate zones in the United States and Canada under ASHRAE 90.1 standards.
The new Solarban® R77 low-e coating is available on clear glass (shown), as well as Vitro Glass’s full range of low-iron and tinted glass substrates.
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.VitroGlassHub.com.