Vitro Architectural Glass formally introduces Acuity™ low-iron glass
New low-iron glass offers competitive upgrade to conventional clear glass
PITTSBURGH, September 10, 2018 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) officially launched Acuity™ low-iron glass, a competitively priced upgrade to conventional clear glass that offers superior clarity for vision glass applications and truer rendition of colored spandrel glass panels.
Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, Vitro Architectural Glass, said Acuity™ glass is versatile enough to meet a range of project demands. “Acuity™ glass eliminates the green cast that is inherent to clear glass, enabling architects to enhance views and provide a more brilliant aesthetic without compromising project budgets,” he explained. “It also is available with any product in the full line of Solarban® solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) coatings to limit solar heat gain and maximize energy performance.”
Vitro Glass has published an Acuity™ glass brochure with detailed product descriptions for Solarban® 60, Solarban® 67, Solarban® 72, Solarban® 90 and Solarban® R100 glasses. The booklet also provides information about applications and fabrication capabilities. A sample kit comparing Acuity™ glass and conventional clear glass side-by-side, each with Solarban® 60 coating, also can be pre-ordered at www.vitroglazings.com/acuity.
Acuity™ glass is available through members of the Vitro Certified™ Network. Standard production sizes for coated and uncoated Acuity™ glass are 96-by-130, 100-by-144 and 130-by-204 inches.
To learn more about Acuity™ low-iron glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com/acuity or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
Solarban®, Sungate®, Starphire® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
Acuity™ and Vitro Certified™ are trademarks owned by Vitro.
Customers can download a product brochure or pre-order a sample kit comparing Acuity™ glass and conventional clear glass side-by-side at www.vitroglazings.com/acuity.
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