Vitro Architectural Glass’ Solarban 90 Wins R&D 100 Award
Vitro Architectural Glass won an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine.
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) won an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for the development of Solarban® 90 glass, the first product to feature the company’s proprietary “quad-silver” coating technology. The award was presented to representatives of Vitro Glass at the 54th Annual R&D 100 Awards and Technology Conference on November 3 in Washington, D.C.
Solarban 90 glass reportedly was created with input from architects to fulfill their requests for a clear, neutrally reflective architectural glass that delivers enhanced solar control. Combined with clear glass in a standard 1-in. insulating glass unit (IGU), it has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51% and a light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.22. Interior and exterior reflectance rates are 12% and 19%, respectively.
“The core values driving our business are innovation and customer service,” said Dick Beuke, vice president, U.S. and Canada. “That is why we’re investing $55 million in a new state-of-the-art magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater, as well as expanding our investment in the Vitro Glass Research and Technology Center.”
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