Vitro Architectural Glass publishes literature, performance data for Acuity™ low-iron glass
Affordable low-iron glass offers better clarity, color fidelity than conventional clear glass
PITTSBURGH, August 29, 2018 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has published a brochure featuring Acuity™ low-iron glass, a new product that offers better clarity and color fidelity than conventional clear glass at an affordable cost. The new brochure can be downloaded at www.vitroglazings.com/acuity.
The 4-page booklet contains performance data for Acuity™ glass in one-inch insulating glass units (IGUs) with Vitro Glass’s full range of Solarban® solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses, and for a standard monolithic ¼-inch (6-millimeter) configuration. Detailed product descriptions for Acuity™ glass with Solarban® 60, Solarban® 67, Solarban® 72, Solarban® 90 and Solarban® R100 glasses also are provided, along with information about fabrication capabilities and glass dimensions. Acuity™ glass is available through the Vitro Certified™ Network of glass fabricators.
Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, Vitro Architectural Glass, said Acuity glass meets architect demand for crisper, cleaner glass facades. “We created Acuity™ glass to satisfy designers’ thirst for a product that can eliminate the inherent green cast of regular clear glass, and is still affordable within most budgets,” he explained. “Acuity™ glass really delivers on all points, providing greater transparency and truer color rendition for vision glazing and spandrel glass applications, all for a modest investment.
When paired with select Solarban® low-e glasses in a one-inch IGU, Acuity™ glass can achieve visible light transmittance (VLT) of up to 73 percent. Solar heat gain coefficients (SHGCs) range from 0.23 to 0.41.
To learn download the Acuity™ glass brochure, or to pre-order a sample kit highlighting the color differences between Acuity™ glass and conventional clear glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com/acuity or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
Acuity™, Solarban®, Sungate®, Starphire® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
Vitro Certified™ is a trademark owned by Vitro.
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.