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Vitro PPG Solarban 60 Solar Control Low-E Glass


We use Vitro PPG Glass in our Rehau window units.
Solarban® 60 glass meets homeowner demands with a proven ability to deliver value and performance by allowing more daylight in, making living spaces more inviting and energy efficient.
The advanced low-e coating of Solarban® 60 glass transmits more than 70% of the sun’s available light into a home while blocking 79% of the sun’s damaging UV energy and other contributors to fading—in all, 24% better than standard clear insulating glass. This helps to protect interior furnishings, fabrics and carpets from fading.
More importantly, Solarban® 60 glass helps homeowners shield their homes—and their utility bills—from summer heat and winter cold. Measured against windows assembled with ordinary clear glass, Solarban® 60 glass lessens solar heat gain by more than half. When the seasons turn cold, the high insulating value of Solarban® 60 helps reduce furnace heat loss through windows by up to 50%.

Solarban® 60 double insulating glass unit vs. standard clear insulating glass unit

Vitro PPG Sungate® 400 Glass


Sungate® 400 glass is a passive low-e glass from Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) designed specifically for use in heating-dominated climates. Manufactured with an MSVD “soft coat,” Sungate® 400 glass aids commercial buildings in retaining solar and furnace heat to help reduce winter heating costs. In addition to offering excellent insulating performance, Sungate® 400 glass has an exceptionally clear aesthetic.
Sungate® 400 glass performs best when specified as a third-surface coating on Starphire® glass. In a 1-inch insulating glass unit, this configuration generates a winter U-value of 0.32 and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.72, which is 13 percent better than the 0.63 SGHC attained with conventional clear glass in a third-surface configuration. Sungate® 400 glass also has been engineered to work with Solarban® 70XL and Solarban® 60 glasses to optimize performance in triple-pane insulating glass units.
For more information, please review the Sungate® 400 glass datasheet.