Vitro News


Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass debuts online guide to LEED certification

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has launched an online guide to help architects understand how their projects can earn LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits when they use products by Vitro Glass.

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Monday, June 05, 2017
Solarban 70XL glass featured in one of Architectural Record’s top 2016

Solarban® 70XL solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is a key component in VIA 57 West, which Architectural Record named one of the top 10 projects of 2016. The three-sided, 32-story high-rise was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass adds three topics to online Glass Education Center

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it has launched the online Vitro Glass Education Center, which previously operated as the PPG Glass Education Center, and added three new topics to the site. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass launches The Architect’s GPS tool on vitroglazings.com

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has launched The Architect’s GPS, an online navigation tool that uses the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Five Stages of Design as a platform to guide architects, designers and specifiers to the Vitro Glass product information, specification tools and other online resources that are most pertinent to them at each phase of the design process.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass breaks ground on jumbo MSVD coater at Wichita Falls

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) broke ground today on construction of a $55 million jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater at its Wichita Falls, Texas plant.

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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass helps launch country’s first Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) joined the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Pittsburgh-based Green Building Alliance (GBA) to launch the country’s first Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh on April 18. The event took place at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory, which was constructed with energy-saving Vitro Glass.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass to be founding sponsor of Pittsburgh’s Living Product Hub

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has been named the first founding sponsor of the Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh, opening April 18. The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance (GBA) are establishing the hub to accelerate the development of regenerative buildings and manufacturing

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Vitro Glass Wichita Falls plant cited as national model for water reclamation

The Wichita Falls, Texas plant operated by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has been cited as a national model for water reclamation in a case study published by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF).

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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass launches new website at vitroglazings.com

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has launched a new website at vitroglazings.com, which retains all of the most popular and heavily trafficked features on the legacy PPGIdeaScapes.com website, including the CONSTRUCT tool, online sample order system, and thermal stress analysis tools; as well as links to product literature, architectural glass specifications, design resources and technical information.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) to exhibit extra-large glass units at AIA 2017

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) will display two extra-large insulating glass units (IGUs), a glass wall and multiple large panels of glass to showcase its products and expanded technical, service and production capabilities at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida, April 27-29.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass introduces SOLARBAN 90 glass to residential market

Vitro Architectural Glass has introduced Solarban® 90 solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass, a high-performance product previously available only for commercial applications, to the residential window market.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Vitro Glass launches Vitro GlassNET site for online glass ordering, tracking

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has launched Vitro GlassNET, an updated and rebranded version of PPG’s legacy online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for clear, tinted and coated glass products.

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Monday, February 27, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass to build jumbo MSVD coater in Wichita Falls, Texas

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has selected its Wichita Falls plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass adds 3-part spec feature to “Construct” Tool

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has added a new feature to the Vitro Glass “Construct” tool that enables users to quickly generate 3-part specifications in the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) format.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Solarban® 90 glass earns 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from USGlass magazine

Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass has won a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from USGlass magazine in the category of primary glass products.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Vitro Architectural Glass introduces Sungate® 460 glass for residential windows

Vitro Architectural Glass has introduced Sungate® 460 glass, a clear passive low-emissivity (low-e) glass that enables window manufacturers to achieve “Equivalent Energy Performance Values” for residential insulating glass units (IGUs) in the ENERGY STAR® 6.0 certification standard.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Solarban® 90 glass among 2016 Product Innovation Award winners

Vitro Architectural Glass has earned a 2016 Product Innovation Award and a special citation for industry leadership from Architectural Products magazine.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Langone Medical Center makes creative use of textured Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass

A rooftop canopy featuring Walker Textures® Velour on Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass by Vitro Architectural Glass creates an ideal marriage of form and function on New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
2929 Weslayan, luxury high-rise in Houston glazed with Solarban® 67 glass

Designed by RTKL Associates, Dallas, 2929 Weslayan is one of the first major buildings glazed with Solarban® 67 solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Vitro Architectural Glass launches Vitro Certified™ Network

Vitro Architectural Glass has launched the Vitro Certified™ Network, which retains members, products and services of certified fabricator programs formerly operated by PPG’s flat glass business unit, which Vitro Glass acquired on Oct. 1. 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Solarban® 90 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass wins R&D 100 Award

Vitro Architectural Glass won an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for the development of Solarban® 90 glass, the first product to feature its proprietary “quad-silver” coating technology.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Solarban® 70XL glass by Vitro Architectural Glass celebrates 10 years of transforming, enabling sustainable design

When The Terry Thomas opened in Seattle in 2008, it earned architecturalfirm and building owner WeberThompson numerous accolades for its climate-responsive designand extraordinarily transparent connection to the surrounding streetscape.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Solarban® 90 glass available on performance-tinted glasses from Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass is now available on a wide array of performance-tinted glasses, including Atlantica®, Azuria®, Pacifica®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze®, Solargray® and Solexia® glasses.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016