Vitro Architectural Glass to debut Acuity™ low-iron glass, sample kit available for pre-order
New low-iron glass offers clarity, color fidelity upgrade over conventional clear glass
PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2018 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it will introduce Acuity™ low-iron glass in September and that customers can pre-order sample kits for the product at www.vitroglazings.com/acuity beginning immediately. The glass will be produced with the full range of Solarban® high-performing low-e glass coatings to optimize energy savings.
Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, Vitro Architectural Glass, said Acuity™ glass is engineered as an affordable complement to Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass in the Vitro Glass family of low-iron glasses. “Architects, designers and building owners want highly transparent, neutral glazings that can deliver crisper outdoor views or render color from spandrel units with greater fidelity than regular clear glass can,” he explained. “Acuity™ glass eliminates the green cast inherent to conventional clear glass to create a more brilliant aesthetic without compromising project budgets or energy performance.”
Acuity™ glass can be ordered through members of the Vitro Certified™ Network with Solarban® 60, Solarban® 67, Solarban ® 72, Solarban® 90 and Solarban® R100 solar control low-e coatings. Acuity glass is also available in 6-millimeter thickness for monolithic spandrel glass applications where true-color rendition is necessary, or to be paired with a low-e coated lite in an insulating glass unit (IGU).
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 the full range of design options available with Acuity® low-iron glass or pre-order a sample kit, visit www.vitroglazings.com/acuity or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
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.VitroGlassHub.com.