Acuity® glass samples with Solarban® coatings now available
Specifiers can order 4-by-6 and 12-by-12-inch samples at samples.vitroglazings.com
PITTSBURGH, January 3, 2019 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced Acuity® low-iron glass samples can be ordered with Solarban® solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) coatings at samples.vitroglazings.com. Available samples sizes are 4-by-6 inches and 12-by-12 inches.
Introduced earlier this year as an affordable upgrade to conventional clear glass, Acuity® low-iron glass enables architects to achieve clearer, more transparent vision glass and truer spandrel colors by eliminating the green cast inherent to regular clear glass.
Acuity® glass also is formulated to enhance the energy performance of commercial buildings. When paired in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit with Solarban® 60, Solarban® R67, Solarban® 72, Solarban® 90 or Solarban® R100 glasses, Acuity® glass can achieve visible light transmittance (VLT) of up to 73 percent and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGCs) ranging from 0.23 to 0.41.
Acuity® glass with Solarban® glass can be ordered through members of the Vitro Certified® Network in standard production sizes of 96-by-130, 100-by-144 and 130-by-204 inches.
Architects and specifiers also can order an Acuity® glass sample kit. The kit highlights the clarity of Acuity® glass by showing it next to a clear glass in an IGU with Solarban® 60 glass. A brochure with performance data and other information is included in the sample kit, which can be ordered at www.vitroglazings.com/acuity.
To learn more about Acuity® low-iron glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
Acuity®, Solarban® and Vitro Certified® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit www.VitroGlass.com.