In 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported the warmest year on record, and forecasts indicate that 2024 will follow this trend. Despite growing climate concerns, there is optimism surrounding efforts to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Global renewable energy capacity surged by nearly 50% last year, with solar photovoltaic (PV) implementation leading the charge, particularly in China.

In an effort to combat rising GHG emissions that result in environmental challenges like heat waves, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding, societies and governments are increasingly investing in renewable energy and alternative energy infrastructure. This momentum has sparked innovation in the glass coatings industry, aimed at creating durable solar panels, greener buildings and sustainable transportation solutions. For over 100 years, Vibrantz has supplied the consumer and industrial manufacturing markets with sustainable solutions for glass coatings.

Vibrantz engineers coatings to withstand the elements

The expansion of the alternative energy market has prompted efforts to enhance the efficiency and durability of glass. Vibrantz engineers enamel coatings and ceramic digital inks for glass, offering an array of functional benefits like impact-protectant surfaces, non-stick properties and near-invisible coating to enhance durability while allowing light transfer. 

Some of our key products include:

  • 99% solar white enamel for screen printing onto solar glass 
  • Digital ceramic inkjet printing inks for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) 
  • Traditional and digital ceramic inks that offer chemical and weather resistance, ultra-violet (UV) stability and scratch protection for architectural and construction glass 
  • Enamels and digital inks with enhanced durability and UV protection for transportation and automotive glass 

The charge toward solar

As the demand for solar panels continues to rise, they are being incorporated into a wide range of structures beyond traditional rooftops including parking garages, sports facilities and agricultural facilities. To meet this growing need, Vibrantz provides specialized inks that enhance structural strength, offer UV protection, ensure weather resistance and more.  

For example, our 99% solar white enamel is screen printed onto laminated glass, improving panel battery life and power-generating efficiency. To further bolster the panel, solar white enamel increases reflectivity and acid resistance, while reducing enamel breakdown. This allows the battery to collect more sunlight and enhances overall performance.  

Eco-awareness by solar can also be achieved alongside aesthetic benefits. BIPV offers a middle ground facilitated by our digital ceramic inks, utilizing images of traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles or terra cotta, printed onto solar modules and enables high light transmittance. Additionally, our inks replicate the appearance of wall claddings by digitally printing images of materials like brick or cedar onto solar glass. 

“As global leaders with over a century of experience in glass coatings, we are determined to provide the best service and solutions for our customers, especially through innovations in product performance.”

– Jasper Li, Porcelain Glass Coatings Business Manager, China

Your comprehensive partner in glass coatings

Contact our team of experts to learn more about our expansive portfolio of world-class coatings and materials for solar applications, sustainable construction, transportation and automotive glasses. We work alongside our customers to solve today’s challenges and create a brighter future for future generations. 

Maggie Ma

Vice President Commercial, Asia Pacific

Maggie Ma

Vice President Commercial, Asia Pacific

Ma began her career in technology sales and quickly graduated to managerial roles. These were the foundations for her current role leading the Asia-Pacific (APAC) commercial and operational teams. Ma is committed to developing management capabilities to bolster safety and employee engagement as she strategically drives innovation and change on the APAC team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in economic law from Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University and a Master of Business Administration from César Ritz College.