BIG GLASS CONFIGURATIONS AVAILABLE UP TO 130" x 236"
Best-In-Class Solar Performance with a Vibrant, Neutral-Graphite Appearance
Viracon is excited to release VRE-4725, a high-performance solar control coating. With a Visible Light Transmission (VLT) of 47%, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.25, Exterior Reflectivity of 25% and neutral to graphite reflected tones; Viracon affords architects yet another option to address all of their aesthetic and performance requirements.
Through a recently patented process, VRE-4725 was developed to meet the performance required in today’s demanding building environment. The aesthetics meld the traditional, vibrant appearance of Viracon’s VRE coatings with current design trends, bringing a new, understated aspect to the latest generation of VRE coatings. For more information, see VRE-4725.
Viracon is excited to announce a new mid iron substrate, Pure Mid Iron which offers improved clarity over standard clear glass at a favorable price compared to low iron glass.
Pure Mid Iron is available in 1/4” (6mm), 5/16" (8mm) and 3/8" (10mm) thicknesses for use in monolithic, laminated and insulating glass unit configurations. Viracon’s high-performance proprietary coatings can be applied to Pure Mid Iron to achieve optimal performance and desired aesthetics.
Viracon’s laminated glass product offering now includes the .100” SentryGlas® Xtra™ interlayer which is available in sizes up to 84” in width, 236” in length and an 80 square foot unit maximum.
SentryGlas Xtra is suitable for structural and hurricane-resistant applications. SentryGlas Xtra has been tested and certified to large missile impact testing.
Viracon is happy to announce the addition of Majestic Grey, a light grey tinted float glass with excellent light transmittance. Majestic Grey was developed in response to continued architectural demand for a light grey, neutral, tinted glass with a high visible light transmittance.
Majestic Grey is available for use in monolithic, laminated and insulating glass unit configurations. Majestic Grey can also have one of Viracon’s high-performance solar-control coatings applied after heat strengthening or tempering of the glass. Add a silk-screen or digital print to the same surface as the coating to achieve optimal performance capabilities of the glass.
Viracon’s newest warm edge spacer, VTS™, is a proprietary technology for insulating glass units that carries a special 12 year insulating warranty. VTS has been engineered to outperform other spacers and edge seal systems and is available in glass sizes up to 130” x 236”.
VTS’s exclusive formation consists of a black thermoplastic with integrated desiccant and PIB that is chemically bonded directly to the glass and secondary sealant offering superior seal integrity. The chemical bond of VTS eliminates PIB migration and aesthetics are further enhanced with the uniform matte black finish. VTS improves edge-of-glass U-value performance 14.4% over aluminum spacers and 7% over stainless steel spacers. Select VTS for superior thermal performance, superior seal integrity and superior aesthetics.
Viracon is pleased to announce the introduction of Enhanced VRE (VZRE) and Enhanced VE (VZE), our newest series of high-performance solar control architectural glass coatings.
VRE-65, VRE-59, VRE-54, VRE-46, VRE-38, VE-48 and VE-42 are now available in enhanced versions: VZRE-65, VZRE-59, VZRE-54, VZRE-46, VZRE-38, VZE-48 and VZE-42.
By integrating innovative coatings development and manufacturing processes, Viracon has enhanced the performance of some of the best-selling coatings in our high-performance coating lineup.
Enhanced VRE and Enhanced VE improve the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 13% to 22% in a 1” dual pane insulating unit on clear glass over standard VRE and VE coatings. The Enhanced series deliver this significant improvement in solar management performance while maintaining the color-neutral aesthetics of the popular VRE and VE coatings.
Distinct crisp appearance with low exterior and interior reflectivity for great aesthetics
VRE-43, Viracon’s newest coating is now the best performing coating in the most popular coating family. With a Visible Light Transmission (VLT) of 43%, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.22 and Exterior Reflectivity of 25% on clear glass combined with a neutral appearance, you now have a coating that meets all of your aesthetic and performance requirements.
Architects and designers have been asking for a VRE coating that reduces exterior reflectivity and SHGC while still maintaining the same great VRE appearance that is featured on over 2,000 buildings around the world. Through a recently patented process, VRE-43 was developed to meet the performance needs required in today’s demanding building environment. The aesthetics were also tailored to meet current design trends of a vibrant appearance while bringing a new, understated level of reflectance to the VRE coating family.
Viracon is pleased to announce the addition of the latest glass manufacturing technology and fabrication equipment to increase Viracon's maximum finished product size capability. The finished size capability for most of Viracon's products is increasing to a base dimension up to 130" (3302mm), a height dimension up to 236" (5994mm) with an overall square foot maximum up to 213 square feet (19.76m2).
Viracon is investing in these capabilities to meet growing demand from architects for larger expanses of glass in exterior facades. This demand is being driven by building owners and developers who are looking for bigger, unobstructed views and better daylight and energy management. By adding larger size capabilities to our comprehensive portfolio of architectural glass products, we are able to offer architects and building owners solutions that support their 'BIG Glass' designs and energy conservation goals without compromise.
VNE-53, Viracon’s newest triple silver coating, offers architects, designers and building owners the ideal balance between neutral aesthetics and high-performance solar control.
VNE-53 features a neutral-silver appearance with Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of 52% and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of .23 on low-iron glass in a 1” insulating configuration which results in an outstanding light-to-solar-gain (LSG) of 2.29.
All of Viracon’s high-performance coatings has been specifically designed to control off-angle color shift and VNE-53 is no exception. Your project will have the same great silver-neutral aesthetic when viewed from any angle.
Viracon’s highest LSG Low-E coating, VNE-63, is now available on the #4 surface of a laminated insulating unit offering protection, performance and aesthetics in one make-up! Attain necessary fallout protection for safety and hurricane applications with a laminate on the outboard of an insulating glass unit.
Viracon’s VNE-63 coating is a neutral Low-E coating that provides both optimum thermal performance and transparency. When VNE-63 is applied on the #4 surface of a laminated insulating unit, as much as 39% improvement in u-value is gained compared to coatings on the #2 surface of the outboard laminate. Reference the product pages to obtain performance data for air or argon filled options.
Viracon is pleased to introduce Optigray® glass, a new warm-light gray glass. Optigray glass is designed to maximize light transmittance while balancing solar control performance while maximizing light transmittance. Introducing Optigray glass, Viracon’s newest substrate.
By applying one of Viracon’s high-performance coatings to Optigray glass you can achieve high levels of light transmission combined with a low solar heat gain coefficient. In addition, interior and exterior reflectivity are minimized creating an appealing solution for your next project.
Optigray is a registered trademark owned by Vitro.
With the need to balance aesthetics, natural light and solar heat gain, designers are increasingly challenged to find coatings to meet all three criteria. Viracon now offers an additional solution in its lineup of high-performance coatings. Introducing Viracon VRE-65, our newest high-performance coated glass.
Viracon VRE-65 provides form and function with solar performance similar to Viracon VE-2M along with the crisp, neutral appearance of Viracon’s other VRE coatings. Its high light transmission (59%) also allows two-way vision under varying light conditions and aids in controlling glare while providing aesthetic appeal. With Light to Solar Gain (LSG) ratios from 1.25 to 1.80 Viracon VRE-65 balances natrual daylight with energy performance.
VRE-65 joins VRE-38, VRE-46, VRE-54 and VRE-59 to further extend the wide range of insulating glass options offered by Viracon.
Viracon is pleased to introduce RoomSide™ Low-E, a new interior surface coating designed to improve the u-value of an insulating or laminated glass unit. The coating works by reflecting indoor heat back into the room and improving thermal efficiency.
The RoomSide Low-E coating is supplied to the interior surface side of the glass unit; number 4 surface of an insulating or laminated unit and number 6 surface of an insulating laminated, laminated insulating or triple insulating unit.
To achieve comparable u-value performance to a triple insulating unit at a lower cost, specify the RoomSide Low-E coating to the #4 surface of an insulating unit in combination with a high performance coating on the number 2 surface and an argon filled space.
Since the coating reflects radiant heat back into the room, this also lowers the interior glass surface temperature and therefore, creates potential for condensation to occur in high humidity environments.
Further evaluation is recommended for applications in cold climates with high humidity levels (i.e. greater than 30% relative humidity RH in winter), condensation resistance (CR) should be evaluated as a whole system design. Here are a few examples: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Senior Housing, Laboratories, Swimming Pools and Museums.
To read more about RoomSide™ Low-E, please click here.
In today’s tightening energy code environment we have been challenged by designers and developers to offer a low-emissivity coating with exceptional performance – a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of less than .20. Introducing Viracon VUE-30, our newest highperformance coated glass.
With its high levels of transparency Viracon’s newest coating offers you the opportunity to maximize your window-to-wall ratio while maintaining performance that exceeds current domestic energy code requirements. Viracon VUE-30 provides
natural daylight while reducing potential glare; balancing light with energy savings and low U-V transmittance.
VUE-30 has superior solar performance with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of .18 and Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of 31% on clear glass resulting in an LSG of 1.72. VUE-30’s solar performance is complimented by a transparent appearance that designers have been asking for.