Vitro Architectural Glass launches SOLARBAN R77 glass

Vitro Architectural Glass launches SOLARBAN R77 glass
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Date: 2 February 2021

Neutral-reflective glass features subtle silver-blue aesthetic, code-friendly solar control

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-transmitted 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).

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, 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 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.
Solarban R77 glass unites a crisp, neutral, silver-blue aesthetic with building-code-friendly solar performance.
Featuring exterior transmitted 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.
Featuring exterior transmitted 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.
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.
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.
With interior reflectance of only 16%, Solarban R77 glass offers crisp, lively views of the outdoors and enables daylighting that has a natural and neutral appearance.
With interior reflectance of only 16%, Solarban R77 glass offers crisp, lively views of the outdoors and enables daylighting that has a natural and neutral appearance.
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