Vitro Architectural Glass

VacuMax™ VIG by Vitro Architectural Glass Earns Building Design + Construction “Top 75 Products of 2022” Award 

PITTSBURGH, December 14, 2022 – Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG) has been named as one of the “Top 75 Products of 2022” from leading architectural publication Building Design + Construction (BD+C). 

Annually, the editorial team of BD+C evaluates the range of new and updated products, materials and systems for the U.S. building design and construction market. Products identified as the “best of the best” make up the magazine’s “75 Top Products” report, which has been published in the November/December print issue of the magazine and online at 

VacuMax™ VIG units consist of two fully tempered lites of glass separated by a non-leaded metal seal and a vacuum air space. The units' slim construction and light weight allow them to be incorporated into virtually any traditional glazing system and significantly improve thermal efficiency, delivering insulation performance that is two to four times better than conventional insulating glass and up to 14 times better than standard monolithic glass. 

Delivering center of glass (COG) R-values of R14+, VacuMax™ VIG units rival the thermal performance of traditional walls. Improved R-values in cladding materials are increasingly in demand as building owners and developers face imperative incentives to minimize their environmental impact, from new stringent energy code updates to Net Zero energy goals. 

To learn more about VacuMax™ VIG, visit To learn more about products from Vitro Architectural Glass, visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457). To view the full list of BD+C’s “Top 75 Products of 2022,” visit 

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

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