UseCladding. Solar control
ApplicationsWindows, double-skin façades and curtain walls
CharacteristicsTriple-silver-coated, solar control, low-e glass. High transparency. Sustainable. Innovative technology. Reduce energy consumption
CertificationCradle to Cradle, may be used as credentialing for LEED®
Solarban® 72 by Vitro glass is a triple-silver-coated, solar control, low-e glass designed specifically to provide high visible light transmittance and superior solar control performance.
In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit, Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass boasts a Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) approximating that of Solarban® 60 on Starphire® glass, yet it offers 25 percent better solar control. Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass also has solar control characteristics that are similar to those of Solarban® 70XL glass, the industry’s first triple-silvercoated, solar control, low-e glass, but it transmits 11 percent more visible light.
To maximize clarity and visible light transmittance, Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass insulating glass units feature one lite with an advanced triple-silver coating engineered for use on a Starphire® glass substrate and one lite of uncoated Starphire® glass. Thanks to a proprietary low-iron formulation developed by Vitro Architectural Glass, Starphire® glass has been one of the most transparent architectural glass in the industry since it was introduced more than 20 years ago.
Sustainable design, green building, safeguarding the environment and the long-term management of energy costs are vital considerations for contemporary building designers. Like other high-performance architectural glasses from Vitro, Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass gives architects and building owners a tool to reach their design objectives. In addition to making products that support sustainable design, Vitro also is a pioneer of developing innovative technologies that reduce energy consumption during the glass-making process. Vitro promotes environmentally responsible manufacturing by recovering and reusing virtually all of its glass manufacturing by-products and by shipping its materials on reusable steel racks. Vitro also promotes regional sourcing through its nationwidenetwork of certified glass fabricators and laminators. Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass supports sustainable design and can provide LEED® credits.
Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass is available through the Vitro CertifiedTM Network. They can meet tight construction deadlines and accelerate the delivery of replacement glass before, during and after construction. Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass must be heat-treated.
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