SOLARBAN® z50 Glass

by Vitro Architectural Glass

With its soothing, neutral, steel blue-gray appearance, Solarban® z50 glass features a distinct appearance while providing minimal exterior reflectance, superb solar control and high levels of visible light transmittance (VLT).


Developed to meet architects’ demands for a neutral glass, Solarban® z50


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Product Name
SOLARBAN® z50 Glass
Manufacturer
Vitro Architectural Glass

Product Type

Architectural glass
Solar control glass

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With its soothing, neutral, steel blue-gray appearance, Solarban® z50 glass features a distinct appearance while providing minimal exterior reflectance, superb solar control and high levels of visible light transmittance (VLT).


Developed to meet architects’ demands for a neutral glass, Solarban® z50 glass controls glare while providing the daylighting and solar control performance needed to support sustainable design. In a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® z50 glass combines VLT of 51 percent with a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.31 that is up to 23 percent better than products with a similar aesthetic.


Solarban® z75 and Solarban® z50 solar control, low-e glasses provide a steel blue-gray appearance with high levels of visible light transmittance. While the two glasses have a similar appearance, the coatings for each are tuned to provide different levels of solar control performance, enabling architects to specify the optimal choice for local climate and building code demands. Their cool, neutral aesthetic is designed to complement surrounding building materials, including other high-performance glazings.


Performance Characteristics

Neutral, cool-gray Solarban® z75 and Solarban® z50 glasses excel at controlling glare while offering superior daylighting and solar control properties to support sustainable design. The result is a pair of products that complement a wide range of design scenarios with visible light transmittance (VLT) and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) that are as good as or better than competing architectural glasses with the same aesthetic.


In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with clear glass, Solarban® z75 glass has a SHGC of 0.24 and VLT of 48 percent, which combine to yield a light to solar gain (LSG) ratio of 2.00. These exceptional solar control characteristics make Solarban® z75 glass an excellent choice for warmer climate zones with high air-conditioning demands.

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