Viracon utilizes an alphanumeric code for each coated glass product. The code designates the coating as well as the glass substrate the coating is applied to. This nomenclature is meant to aid in specifying our fabricated glass products however is not enough on its own to clearly identify the full glass unit. In a specification, it is important to include the Viracon nomenclature along with an outline including each component of the glass unit.
The first portion of the code represents the coating family. Within each family, the coatings available have varying degrees of light transmittance. In our nomenclature, this is represented by the number following the dash.
Each glass substrate which can have a Viracon coating applied is also given a numerical code.
In a specification, the glass substrate number should be placed after the coating family and before the dash in our nomenclature. In this example, VE-85 is the coating and VE1-85 is the VE-85 coating applied to clear glass.