400 Guys Run Rd
Cheswick 15024 PA
400 Guys Run Rd
400 Guys Run Rd
Cheswick 15024 PA
Vitro Architectural Glass, North America’s largest and most trusted glass manufacturer, is responsible for many of the commercial glass industry’s most commonly specified products, including high-performance Solarban® low-emissivity (low-e) glasses, Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass and a range of performance-tinted glasses. As a global organization focused on producing glass for the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro is committed to innovation and sustainable manufacturing and end-use, including the development of energy-efficient products and processes. By working closely with customers and partners, Vitro provides expert service and support to ensure that its projects meet or exceed ever-evolving requirements and satisfy demanding sustainability certifications.
Sustainability, Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and LEED®
Making buildings beautiful while preserving the environment
Vitro Architectural Glass was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products recognized by the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Products Declarations (EPDs) for its Flat Glass and Processed Glass products.
However, Vitro's commitment to sustainability transcends certification programs into responsible manufacturing processes and large-scale energy reduction through the use of energy efficient low emissivity (low-e) glasses. In fact, Solarban® solar control low-e glass and other glasses by Vitro have been installed on hundreds of LEED-certified buildings, including three of the world’s 11 certified net-zero “living” buildings.
The right glass can be the centerpiece of your design. Combining the color fidelity of new Acuity™ low‑iron glass with the performance you expect from the Solarban® family of glasses, you can design an ambitious façade—and actually realize it, on budget and on time. Acuity™ glass is available with the full range of Solarban® solar control, low‑e coatings.
Vitro market research indicates the installed cost of a glass and metal curtainwall averages $90 per square foot nationally. Upgrading a standard low‑e coated clear insulating glass unit (IGU) to Solarban® Acuity™ glass unit typically will increase the total installed curtainwall cost by only $1-2 per square foot.
Developed based on 30 years of Starphire® glass manufacturing know-how, using proprietary low‑iron materials and processes, Acuity™ glass is 60 percent less green than standard "clear" glass. For the ultimate in transparent low‑iron glass, Starphire® glass is 87 percent less green and also can be coated with Solarban® low‑e coatings.
Acuity™ low‑iron glass is specially engineered for vision glazings, both as a substrate for Solarban® low‑e coatings and for all lites in an insulated unit or laminated configuration.
All configurations include uncoated Acuity™ glass as the interior lite. Available coatings include: Solarban® 60 Glass, Solarban® 67 Glass, Solarban® 72 Glass, Solarban® 90 Glass, Solarban® R100 Glass
In addition to office buildings, institutions, hotels and schools, Solarban® Acuity™ glass can be specified for exterior applications from luxury condominiums and mixed-use buildings to entrances and storefronts. Solarban® Acuity™ glass is also ideal for distinctive exterior applications such as atriums, skylights and spandrel glass.
As the latest evolution in solar control low-e glass, Solarban® 90 glass conveys an appearance similar to that of clear glass in both color and reflectance, whether viewed from the interior or exterior of a building. Combining new materials with advanced coating technology and refinements, Solarban® 90 glass is engineered to outperform even Solarban® 70 glass (formerly Solarban® 70XL glass), the most preferred high-performance solar control low‑e glass in North America.
Since Solarban® 90 glass doesn’t display a noticeably reflected color, it has the versatility to be paired with Starphire Ultra‑Clear® glass, Acuity™ low‑iron glass and an array of performance-tinted glasses to provide a broad range of aesthetic and performance options.
With its transparent, color-neutral aesthetic and unprecedented solar control and visible light transmittance (VLT) characteristics, Solarban® 70 glass can help you strike the right balance between form and function. Due to its clarity, consistency and solar control performance, Solarban® 70 glass has become the most commonly specified triple-silver-coated glass in the industry, with more than 300 million square-feet shipped in the past 10 years. Solarban® 70 glass can be combined in an insulating glass unit with any tinted glass from Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass).
When coupled with conventional clear glass in a one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 70 glass outshines the performance of any other solar control low‑e glass on the market today. Solarban® 70 glass can be combined in an insulating glass unit with any tinted glass from Vitro Architectural Glass.
Low-emissivity (low-e) glass coatings were developed to minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted. A microscopically thin transparent coating allows low-e glass to reflect exterior heat in warm temperatures and hold in heat during cold temperatures, making buildings light, bright and energy-efficient. Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) offers two types of low-e coated glasses: Solarban® solar control low-e glasses and Sungate® passive low-e glass.
Solarban® 90 glass conveys a neutral appearance similar to clear glass in both color and reflectance.
Solarban® R100 glass is a neutral-reflective low-e glass with an excellent solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of 42 percent.
Solarban® 72 glass builds on the advances of Solarban® 70 glass to provide even greater transparency with minimal sacrifice of performance.
Solarban® 70 glass (formerly Solarban® 70XL glass) can help you strike the right balance between form and function. Solarban® 70 Glass balances VLT and solar control.
With its soothing, neutral, cool blue-gray appearance, Solarban® z50 Optiblue® glass brings a distinctly different aesthetic to the Solarban family.
With its cool blue-gray appearance and high visible light transmittance, Solarban® z75 Optiblue® glass controls glare while offering superior solar control.
Solarban® 67 glass combines excellent solar performance with a soft, neutral coating that provides a crisp, clean and brilliantly clear exterior appearance.
Solarban® 60 glass features a color-neutral appearance that is available on clear glass, Starphire® glass or any Vitro tinted glass for an array of aesthetic choices.
With the Solarban® Acuity™ Series, you can upgrade from coated clear glass for just a fraction of the total installed façade cost.
Only Starphire Ultra‑Clear® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) allows views so brilliant, you’ll forget the glass is even there. For interiors, exteriors as well as heavy and safety glass applications in thicknesses up to ¾ inch, no low-iron glass consistently maintains its transparency, color fidelity and vivid beauty like Starphire® glass.
Heavy Starphire® Glass
The clearest heavy glass on the market for entrances and storefronts, as well as safety and security glass applications.
Starphire® for Interiors
Bring more light into interior spaces with unmatched levels of brightness, color fidelity, clarity and visual excitement.
Starphire® for Exteriors
Achieve brilliant clarity and true-to-life views of the outdoors that conventional clear glass simply can't match.
Some of the world’s most dramatic and visually breathtaking buildings showcase large expanses of glass. Now, architects and designers can realize their most dramatic and ambitious visions with jumbo coated glass from Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), which is available with all the Vitro high-performance magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coatings you already rely on.
It’s made possible by the launch of Coater7, Vitro's new jumbo MSVD coater. Located in Wichita Falls, Texas, Coater7 is North America’s largest MSVD coater. It represents a dramatic leap in glass coating technology and expands our coating capabilities not only today but also well into the future. Expect entirely new paradigms and platforms for glass coating development, accelerated development of advanced high performance coatings that maintain their neutral appearance when viewed from any angle.
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) offers a full spectrum of blue and green performance-tinted glasses, including Pacifica® glass, Atlantica® glass, Azuria® glass, Solarblue® glass, Solexia® glass and Optiblue® glass. Add low‑e coatings to any tinted glass product by Vitro Glass to enhance its performance.
Atlantica® glass combines desirable light transmittance and solar control with a pleasant emerald-green aesthetic.
Azuria® glass is a stunning aqua-blue glass with a distinctive aesthetic that blends brilliantly with surrounding environments.
Optiblue® glass offers a light-bodied, cool-neutral appearance that enhances the aesthetics of Solarban® low-e glasses.
Pacifica® glass is a rich blue glass that can be combined with Solarban® low-e coatings, reflective Solarcool® coatings or subtly reflective, color-enriched Vistacool® coatings.
Solarblue® glass features a sparkling, light sky-blue appearance that balances high light transmittance and solar control.
Solexia® glass is a soothing, light-green glass that is an industry standard for spectrally selective performance
Whether you want a warm, neutral aesthetic, advanced solar control or privacy glass that controls glare, you'll find a range of options for your project in our collection of Gray and Bronze Tinted Glasses. The collection includes Optigray® glass, Solargray® glass, Graylite® II glass and Solarbronze® glass.
Optigray® glass is a subtle, light-gray glass that combines a warm, neutral aesthetic with advanced solar control.
Solargray® glass is a cool, medium-gray glass that harmonizes with exterior cladding while controlling solar heat gain and glare.
Graylite® II glass is a rich dark-gray privacy glass offering superior glare control and distinctive color contrast.
Solarbronze® glass is a warm bronze glass that adds subtle richness to the exterior and a warm glow to interior decor.
Reflect beauty and performance with Vistacool® and Solarcool® reflective glasses. Whether your project requires a reflective, understated aesthetic or a highly durable reflective coated glass, you'll find a range of glass options to meet your objectives.
Solarcool® glasses are an expansive palette of durable, reflective coated glasses offering a range of aesthetic options.
Vistacool® glasses are a family of color-enriched glasses engineered to deliver high visible light transmittance with a subtly reflective appearance.