A shining example of Facade Visual Harmonization is 255 King Seattle.
Color-matched OPACI-COAT-300®
water-based silicone coating #2-3203 “Mucky Water” was applied to (4) on the Vitro® Architectural Glass spandrel IGU configuration - Clear + Solarban®67 (2).

 What is Facade Visual Harmonization? 

  • When vision and spandrel glass seamlessly blend together across the envelope exterior

  • Harmonization is achieved when a precise silicone spandrel coating color is crafted to match the specified vision glass IGU configuration.


 

Facade Visual Harmonization in 3 easy steps:

  1. Replicate vision IGU specification for spandrel and maintain low-e coating on surface #2

  2. Spandrel glass color spectrum simplified – utilize harmonizing color selection guide

  3. Specify surface #4 or #6 application of OPACI-COAT-300® - cite color number and name

 

 

Essential OPACI-COAT-300® Documents available for Download

 

Why did ICD formulate a high-performance silicone spandrel coating?

In 1986, we began with the desire to create green and healthy alternatives for the glass coatings market, which spawned our flagship product OPACI-COAT-300®.
We offer architects, developers, and designers free tools and coating solutions for success, allowing them to specify our products with sound principals as the preference for “greener” building products has grown into an unstoppable demand. Each day as solution-based products are formulated by our in-house R&D facility and proven products leave our shipping docks, our vision becomes reality – creating healthier working and living spaces through chemistry.

Download the Spandrel Color Selection Guide for Vitro® Architectural Glass IGU Configurations


 

Interested in learning more about spandrel & coating applications?

Click the button below for available dates to take an AIA CE/HSW 1 credit course

ICD103 – Silicone Coatings: An Alternative To Ceramic Frit For Spandrel Glass

 

Why specify OPACI-COAT-300®? It offers many advantages that competing products can’t.

OPACI-COAT-300®

Ceramic Frit

Opacifies Glass
Color Fastness
#2 & #4 Surface IGU
10 Year Warranty
Certified Applicator Program
Fallout Resistance*
Strengthens Glass**
Field Repairable***
Low to No VOC’s
No Heavy Metals
Vibrant Color Array****
Stringent Color Tolerance*****
Application on Annealed, Heat-Strengthened, and Tempered Glass

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* When specified at 13 mils wet film thickness and applied to fully tempered glass
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Independent studies have shown, ceramic frit weakens glass by over 40%, while OPACI-COAT-300® does not.
*** Scratched coating? Not usual, but if so, no problem – OPACI-COAT-300® can be repaired on the job site.
**** ICD can match any color 3X faster – try finding excellent service like this from another company.
***** No one in the industry can promise a color tolerance match of less than 0.2 dE – WE DO!


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