Vitro Architectural Glass

Two new glass sample kits available from Vitro Glass online fulfillment center

Kits contain 10 samples each of transparent and tinted-performance glasses with low-e coatings

Vitro Architectural Glass’s new transparent low-e glass kit contains insulating glass units (IGUs) with Solarban® coatings on clear, Acuity low-iron and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass substrates:

  1. Solarban® 60 (2) Clear + Clear
  2. Solarban® 70XL (2) + Clear
  3. Solarban® 67 (2) Clear + Clear
  4. Solarban® R100 (2) Clear + Clear
  5. Solarban® 90 (2) Clear + Clear
  6. Solarban® 72 (2) Starphire + Starphire
  7. Solarban® 60 (2) Acuity + Acuity
  8. Solarban® 72 (2) Acuity + Acuity
  9. Solarban® 90 (2) Acuity + Acuity
  10. Solarban® R100 (2) Acuity + Acuity

PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2019 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that two new glass sample kits, featuring 10 samples each of transparent and tinted low-emissivity (low-e) glass, can now be ordered through its online literature and fulfillment center.

The transparent low-e glass kit contains insulating glass units (IGUs) with Solarban® 60, Solarban® 70XL, Solarban® 67, Solarban® R100 and Solarban® 90 coatings on clear, Acuity low-iron and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass substrates.

The tinted low-e kit holds IGUs with multiple Vitro Glass performance tinted-substrates finished with various Solarban® solar control low-e coatings. They include Atlantica®, Azuria®, Optiblue®, Optigray®, Pacifica®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze® and Solargray® glasses. Each glass sample is labeled with comprehensive performance data, including visible light transmittance (VLT), solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), U-value, interior and exterior reflectance, and more.

Robert J. Struble, manager, brand and communications, Vitro Architectural Glass, said that when Solarban® glasses are united with clear, low-iron and tinted glasses by Vitro Glass, they offer architects the industry’s most expansive collection of aesthetic and performance options. “These kits highlight only a fraction of the possible substrate-and-coating options available from Vitro Glass, but they are ‘must-haves’ for architect libraries that thrive on having the latest design and specification materials,” he explained.

The Vitro Glass Literature and Fulfillment Center enables architects to order a variety of individual glass samples and sample glass kits, as well as the latest Vitro glass catalogs, brochures and educational materials, at their convenience.

To learn more about the full range of sustainable architectural glass products available from Vitro Glass, please visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457). The Vitro Glass Literature and Fulfillment Center can be found at

Atlantica®, Azuria®, Optiblue®, Optigray®, Pacifica®, Solarban®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze®, Solargray®, Sungate®, Starphire® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks and Acuity is a trademark owned by Vitro.

About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, high-performance products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to continually raising the industry standard for sustainability, Vitro was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products earn Cradle to Cradle Certified® status and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and processed glass products. Additionally, as of April 2024, all Vitro architectural glass products meet the Top 20% Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) material Global Warming Potential (GWP) threshold the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) established pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and related guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vitro operates seven glass production facilities across North America, four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada and one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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Robert J. Struble
Vitro Architectural Glass