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Vitro Launches Interior Low-E Glass Coating

Sungate ThermL Glass
Left to right: Sungate ThermL glass paired with Solarban 60 glass, and Solarban 60 glass alone. Due to its colorless and low reflective aesthetic, Sungate ThermL glass enhances U-value but does not change the visual characteristics of the IGU.

Vitro Architectural Glass launched Sungate ThermL glass, a new low-emissivity coating engineered for use on the interior surface of a typical 1-inch insulating glass unit that reduces heat transfer and dramatically improves U-values when paired with a Solarban solar control low-e glass by Vitro on the second surface.

What Vitro says

“We’re pleased to unveil Sungate ThermL glass, our new U-value enhancing low-e coating that enables superior thermal performance without changing the visual characteristics of the IGU because of its colorless and low reflective aesthetic,” says Erin Casci, product manager for MSVD coated products, Vitro Architectural Glass. “What’s unique about Sungate ThermL glass is that it gives the same look and feel as uncoated glass while maintaining high visible light transmittance and enabling even more high-performance configurations for today’s glazing contractors. It’s another example of Vitro’s continued commitment to providing the most sustainable solutions in the glass industry.”

Product info

When Sungate ThermL glass is paired in a 1-inch IGU with a 0.5-inch airspace with argon and Solarban 70 glass on the second surface, the U-value is 0.19, a 21% improvement over using Solarban 70 glass alone. Additional performance benefits of pairing Sungate ThermL glass with Solarban 70 glass include a VLT of 63% and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.27.

In a 1-inch IGU with a 0.5-inch airspace with argon, Solarban 60 glass on the second surface and Sungate ThermL glass on the fourth surface provides a U-value of 0.20, which is a 20% improvement over using Solarban 60 glass alone. This combination of Sungate ThermL glass with Solarban 60 glass enables a VLT of 69% and SHGC of 0.38.

Available now exclusively through Vitro Authorized and Vitro Certified fabricators, Sungate ThermL glass is ideal wherever increased insulation performance is needed. Sungate ThermL glass' coating is also as durable and resistant to mechanical abrasion as uncoated glass.