Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Glass introduces new sample kit for Solarban® low-e glass

Compact, environmentally friendly design showcases multiple products, substrates

Low-E Glass Sample Kit

The new Solarban® solar control low-e glass sample kit showcases six Solarban® coatings on a range of clear, low-iron and tinted glasses. Streamlined packaging makes the kit easier to ship, store and carry, and more environmentally friendly.

PITTSBURGH, September 15, 2020 – Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has introduced a new Solarban® solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass kit featuring a more compact and environmentally friendly design.

The streamlined, foam-free package contains 4-by-6-inch samples of Solarban® 60, Solarban® 70, Solarban® 90, Solarban® R67 and Solarban® R100 glasses on clear and Acuity low-iron glass substrates. Solarban® 60 glass also is shown on tinted Optiblue® and Optigray® substrates and Solarban® 72 glass is coated on Starphire Ultra-Clear® and Acuity low-iron glasses.

Nathan McKenna, marketing manager, Vitro Architectural Glass, said that despite featuring a greater selection of products, the new kit is smaller and easier to handle than previous sample boxes.

“This kit is an important tool for architect libraries because it enables designers and specifiers to see the genuine difference in clarity and color fidelity between conventional clear and low-iron glasses when specified with low-e coatings,” he explained. “We also downsized the packaging and eliminated the use of foam, which makes it easier to ship, store and carry, and less impactful on the environment.”

To order a kit, visit To learn more about Vitro Glass’s entire line of low-e, low-iron and tinted glasses, visit or call (855) VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

Solarban®, Sungate®, Starphire® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro. Acuity is a trademark 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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