1989-02-01

A Solar Control Glass for Automobiles 890311

AirCool™ automobile solar control coated glass was tested under desert driving conditions to determine its effect on the automobile's interior comfort and temperature. The glass was compared to standard tinted glass in side by side testing.AirCool is a stack of oxides and silver that reflects most infrared wavelengths and transmits the minimum amount of visible energy to satisfy the Federal legal requirement.Results show the AirCool glass can reduce the instrument panel temperature of a car parked in the sun by 30°F. This coated glass also reduces the time to reach comfort (as defined by a Predicted Mean Vote value of 0) by over 30%.

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