Vitro Glass Renames Solarban 70XL By Dropping “XL”

August 13th, 2019 by Editor

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, has changed the name of its Solarban 70XL solar control low-emissivity (low-E) glass by dropping the “XL” and calling it simply Solarban 70 glass.

Robert J. Struble, Vitro Architectural Glass manager of brand and communications, emphasized that, despite the name change, there have been no changes to the glass itself.

“Since Solarban 70XL glass was introduced, the distribution channel and even our own employees commonly truncated the name to ‘Solarban 70,’ so to alleviate confusion throughout the supply chain, we decided to adopt the product name everyone most commonly uses,” he explained. “The product remains available in annealed, heat-strengthened, tempered and laminated version through the Vitro Certified Network of glass fabricators.”

Introduced at the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in 2006, Solarban 70 remains a trusted triple-silver-coated, solar control low-E glass. It transmits 64% of the sun’s light in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit while blocking 73% of its heat energy. Solarban 70 glass also is Cradle to Cradle certified at the Bronze level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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  1. My concern. This could create some confusion and extra work when 70XL is specified. Also your competition could become the selected alternative.

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