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Vitro Architectural Glass introduces Acuity® Glass sample kit

Side-by-side sample comparison highlights clarity, value of new low-iron glass offering

PITTSBURGH, October 1, 2018 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that a new sample kit featuring Acuity® low-iron glass is available at

The kit contains a pair of insulating glass units (IGUs) – one featuring Acuity® glass with a Solarban® 60 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) coating and another with conventional clear glass and the same coating. A brochure complete with performance data and information about production sizes, fabrication and availability also is included.

Glenn T. Miner, director, construction, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the kit is designed to let architects and specifiers see the distinct color differences between Acuity® low-iron glass and conventional clear glass. “Regular clear glass has a slight green cast that is readily apparent when you see it next to the Acuity® glass sample,” he explained. “The kit very clearly demonstrates the aesthetic upgrade that a modest investment in Acuity® glass can make for architects and specifiers seeking to enhance the appearance and performance of their buildings.”

Acuity® glass is formulated for use with the complete family of Solarban® solar control, low-e glasses, including Solarban® 60, Solarban® R67, Solarban® 72, Solarban® 90 and Solarban® R100 glasses. When paired with these products in a standard one-inch IGU, 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. The clarity of Acuity® glass also makes it ideal for monolithic spandrel glass applications where true-color rendition is desired.

Available through members of the Vitro Certified® Network, coated and uncoated Acuity® glass can be ordered in production sizes of 96-by-130, 100-by-144 and 130-by-204 inches.

To learn more about Acuity® glass or to order a sample kit, visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

Acuity®, Solarban®, Sungate®, Starphire® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® 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), 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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