Solarban 67 glass, to be released later this year, is expected to set a new standard for neutral transmitted color and solar control performance in double-silver-coated, solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses. With visible light transmittance (VLT) of 54 percent in a clear 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban 67 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.29 that is nearly equal to that of triple-silver-coated Solarban 70XL glass and superior to that of double-silver-coated Solarban 60 glass. Solarban 67 glass has a light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.89, which is higher than any double-silver-coated architectural glass.
Sungate 600 glass, introduced in August, is a multifunctional low-e glass engineered to enhance the insulating performance of buildings in various climates. In moderate climates where solar heat gain is desired, Sungate 600 glass can function as a high-performance passive, low-e glass on the No. 3 surface of a 1-inch IGU. For colder climates demanding high insulating values, Sungate 600 glass on the No. 4 surface of a 1-inch IGU with Solarban 60 glass on the No. 2 surface can increase U-value for the IGU by up to 20 percent.
PPG also will display Solarban 70XL and Solarban R100 glasses. Solarban 70XL glass has VLT of 64 percent and a SHGC of 0.27 in a clear 1-inch IGU, yielding an LSG ratio of 2.37. Solarban R100 glass is a neutral-reflective, solar control, low-e glass with an LSG ratio of 1.79 that is up to 29 better than LSG ratios for competing neutral-reflective, solar control, low-e glasses.
Visitors to the PPG booth at Greenbuild can examine samples of Solarban 72 STARPHIRE(R), Solarban z50 and Solarban 60 glasses, as well as Sungate 500, Starphire ultra-clear and CLARVISTA(R) shower door glasses. To learn more, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
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