Glarex 5


Mylar material, 5 mil
Item Number: GX5
Glarex 5 is our best Mylar Shade Material

It is 5 mils thick (if it were any thicker, it wouldn’t roll).
It will provide 100% Optical Clarity.
It will eliminate 100% of the glare
It will keep your space 100% cooler (internal heat reflecting layer)
The 5 mil construction is very durable. It has a scratch-resistant coating (room-side only).

Neutral dark gray color will not change the way colors appear.

The only Mylar shade material approved by the FAA for use in airport control towers.

Meets IMO codes: 5.2.5.8 Glare and Reflection Avoidance

5.1.1.2.6 Removable Sunscreens
5.3.5.7 Reflection in Windows
We also offer a complete line of 3 & 4 mil shade materials with gold or silver back.


Test Results:

GLAREX 5 – Solar Shade Mylar
Construction: RS-4 BG/Metalized / BG 5 Mils
SR Coating – One Side 500 Gauge #74153 R9235
Mill is an ISO Registered Company

Test Date: June 8, 2001

Product has remained consistent in the following:

Emittance: 0.75
% Solar Transmittance: 19.86
% Solar Reflectance: 17.50
% Solar Absorbance: 62.16
% Visible Transmittance: 2.64
% Visible Reflectance: 6.29
% Weighted Ultraviolet Transmittance: 0.27
The following is a summary of calculations for summer conditions:
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0.37
U-Factor: 1.09
Shading Coefficient: 0.42
% Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0.37
U-Factor: 1.09
Shading Coefficient: 0.42
% Solar Energy Rejected: 63.16
The following is calculated for winter conditions:
U-Factor 1.17
The following is calculated for winter median
U-Factor 1.17