Gray & Bronze Tinted Glasses 

New Ultra-Neutral Optigray® Glass

Glass that combines a warm, neutral aesthetic with advanced solar control

Optigray® glass, the newest addition to Vitro Architectural Glass’s (formerly PPG glass) collection of neutral tinted glasses, is designed to eliminate the green cast typically found in conventional clear glass formulations. It produces a warm, ultra-neutral aesthetic that brings crispness to vision glazing. 

Specially formulated to function as a substrate with solar control low-e coatings, Optigray® glass delivers advanced solar performance when paired with solar control low-e glasses, such as Solarban® 70XL, Solarban® 67, Solarban® 60 and Solarban® R100 glasses by Vitro Glass. Optigray® glass produces light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratios of up to 1.96, with visible light transmission (VLT) between 29 percent and 50 percent, depending on which Solarban® glass is specified.

With a subtle light-gray tint, Optigray® glass balances light transmittance and solar control to offer superior performance combined with a beautiful aesthetic. 

For detailed performance data, please review the Optigray® glass product data sheet.

To see if Optigray® glass meets the aesthetic and performance needs for your next project, visit the Vitro Search Tool.

Solargray® Glass

Commercial window tint without film

Solargray® glass has been a popular choice for commercial structures because of its cool, light-gray appearance and ability to control solar heat gain and glare. In a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solargray® glass provides visual light transmittance (VLT) of 40 percent. Solargray® glass may also be combined with Sungate® 400 glass in a 1-inch IGU for improved solar heat gain performance and lower U-values. Solargray® glass’s light-gray color makes it an attractive choice in combination with almost any other exterior cladding material.

For detailed performance data, please review the Solargray® glass product data sheet.

To see if Solargray® glass meets the aesthetic and performance needs for your next project, visit the Vitro Search Tool.

Graylite® II Glass

Privacy glass with a punch

With its bold, almost-black look, Graylite® II glass is the solution for applications requiring reduced solar heat gain and a specific aesthetic objective. Graylite® II glass combines superior heat-load reduction and solar control with a distinctive color contrast. Its shading coefficient is among the lowest of any uncoated glass: 0.35 for a 1-inch IGU. Daylight transmittance is 8 percent, making it ideal for glare control and privacy glazing.

For detailed performance data, please review the Graylite® II glass product data sheet.

To see if Vitro Glass’s Graylite® II high-performance glass meets the aesthetic and performance needs for your next project, visit the Vitro Search Tool.

Solarbronze® Glass

A proven high-performance bronze glass

Solarbronze® glass has been a staple in architectural glass offerings since the 1960s because it creates a bold visual statement while maintaining energy efficiency and occupant comfort. A popular choice for commercial structures, Solarbronze® glass has a warm bronze tint that adds subtle richness to the exterior and a warm glow to interior décor. The bronze color especially complements brick and stone facades.

In a 1-inch IGU, Solarbronze® glass provides a visual light transmittance (VLT) of 47 percent. For even better performance, combine Solarbronze® glass with Sungate® 400 glass in a 1-inch IGU to improve solar heat gain performance and lower U-values. To achieve spectrally selective glass, as recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy, team Solarbronze® glass with Solarban® 60 solar control low-e glass to earn a light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.25 or better.

For detailed performance data, please review the Solarbronze® glass product data sheet.

To see if Solarbronze® glass meets the aesthetic and performance needs for your next project, visit the Vitro Search Tool.