SolarShield® makes it possible to create attractive buildings with highly efficient solar control. The combination of a metallic coating and a clear or tinted PVB (polyvinyl butyral) interlayer is designed primarily to keep out as much of the sun’s heat as possible. In addition to reducing solar heat, SolarShield® also limits the amount of light entering the interior and blocks up to 99% of damaging UV radiation. SolarShield® is a laminated safety glass marked to SABS 1263-1.
It can be custom manufactured to meet various safety, security and noise reduction standards. SolarShield® is available in a range of colours and three densities of coating. The numbers S10, S20, S30 refer to the light transmission of the coating, which in turn is directly proportional to the amount of solar heat entering the building. For example, S10 indicates 10% light transmission on coated glass prior to lamination.