by Vitro Architectural Glass

Solarban ®

With its transparent, color-neutral aesthetic and unprecedented solar control and visible light transmittance characteristics, Solarban ® 70XT glass can help you strike the right balance between form and function.

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Aesthetic Description

Solarban ® 70XT glass is a solar control, low-e glass that brilliantly combines the clear appearance of transparent, color-neutral glass with an exceptional combination of solar control and visible light transmittance (VLT). The world’s first triple-silver, magnetic sputter vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating, Solarban ® 70XT glass expands the design possibilities for buildings in two important ways. First, Solarban ® 70XT glass enables architects to incorporate vast areas of vision glass into their designs without a corresponding increase in cooling equipment capacity. Second, architects can specify a clear aesthetic while achieving solar control performance that was once attainable only through the use of tinted glass and a solar control, low-e coating in an insulating glass unit (IGU).

The clear aesthetic of Solarban ® 70XT glass also makes the product exceptionally versatile, offering architects an extensive array of performance and appearance options. For instance, for projects that require advanced solar control performance, Solarban ® 70XT glass can be coated on the second (#2) surface of nearly all of Vitro Architectural Glass’ (formerly PPG glass) wide range of tinted glasses to produce SHGCs of as low as 0.19 and LSG ratios ranging from 1.68 to 2.15.


Vitro Architectural Glass is the first U.S. float glass manufacturer to have its products recognized by the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program, and offers more C2C-certified architectural glasses than any other float glass manufacturer.



  • Solarban 70XT (#2) + Clear
  • Visible Light Transmittance (VTL) 64
  • Exterior visible ligth reflectance (%) 12
  • Interior visible ligth reflectance (%) 13
  • Winter Nighttime (NFRC U-Value) 0.28
  • Winter Argon 0.24
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.27
  • Light to Solar Gain (LSG) 2.37