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Solarban® R100 Solar Control Low-E Glass | Vitro®

  • Use

    Solar control
  • Applications

    Windows, double-skin façades and curtain walls
  • Characteristics

    Color-neutral appearance glass coating, reduces glare without creating an obtrusive reflected color, can be applied to a variety of high-performance tinted glasses, manufactured using the sputter-coating process, available for heat-strengthened and tempered applications
  • Certification

    Cradle to Cradle, Material Health Certificate, may be used as credentialing for LEED®

More about this product

Vitro's Solarban® R100 glass is a neutral-reflective low-e glass that provides significant improvements in solar performance compared to competing products in the same architectural glass category. Because Solarban® R100 glass uniquely balances reflectivity and color-neutrality, it can function as a privacy glass as well as in harmony with spandrels and other building materials.

Sustainable design, green building, safeguarding the environment and the long-term management of energy costs are vital considerations for today’s building designers. Vitro Solarban® R100 glass is another tool architects and building owners can use to reach their design objectives. This coating on clear glass and tinted substrates provides LEED® credit opportunities according to the following criteria:

LEED/Green Design Category



Optimize Energy Performance

Excellent SHGC, U-value and Tvis performance

Enhance energy performance of building

Daylight & Views

Good VLT

Connectivity to natural lighting and the outdoors

Innovation in Design Cradle to Cradle CertificationTM Selection of environmentally focused product evaluation

Vitro Glass
has also been a pioneer in oxygen-fueled glass furnace technology, which cuts natural gas consumption by 15 percent compared to conventional air-fired glass furnaces, while reducing carbon emissions by 10 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 50 percent, operating one-third of the world’s oxygen-fueled glass furnaces.

The company promotes sustainability through post-consumer recycling of its products, by meeting global regulatory statutes and by developing wildlife-friendly products such as the industry’s first “bird-safe” low-emissivity (low-e) glass, and “turtle glass,” which helps turtle hatchlings survive in commercially developed coastal areas.


Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)

Light to Solar Gain (LSG)

Exterior Reflectance

Interior Reflectance

42 0.23 1.83 32% 14%

Exterior Glazing - ClearShade for Skylights


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