The Architect’s Newspaper names Sungate® 400 glass a top 10 façade product for 2018
Premium passive low-e glass by Vitro Architectural Glass recognized for enclosure performance, design
PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2019 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Sungate® 400 glass was recognized by The Architect’s Newspaper as one of the best façade products of 2018.
As a premium passive low-e glass, Sungate® 400 glass is engineered specifically for use in heating-dominated climates. It is manufactured with a magnetron sputter vacuum deposition (MSVD) “soft coat” to help commercial buildings retain solar and furnace heat and reduce winter heating costs. In addition to its excellent insulating performance, Sungate® 400 glass has a clear aesthetic that can combined in insulating glass units (IGUs) with any performance-tinted Vitro glass product to expand an architect’s design and performance options.
The list of the top 10 façade products was published by the editors of The Architect’s Newspaper for the magazine’s Façades+ events, a series of architect education forums that cover all stages of façade implementation. Sungate® 400 glass was cited as a product that is “sure to boost the environmental performance and aesthetic value of any new project.”
The Architect’s Newspaper provides news and inside reports to a community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers and other parties interested in the built urban environment.
For more information about Sungate® 400 passive low-e glass and other Cradle to Cradle Certified™ architectural glasses by Vitro Glass, visit vitroglazings.com, or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
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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.
Robert J. Struble
Vitro Architectural Glass