Affordable Low‑E, Low‑Iron Glass
The right glass can be the centerpiece of your design. Combining the color fidelity of new Acuity™ low‑iron glass with the performance you expect from the Solarban® family of glasses, you can design an ambitious façade—and actually realize it, on budget and on time. Acuity™ glass is available with the full range of Solarban® solar control, low‑e coatings.
Less Green. For Less Green.
Vitro market research indicates the installed cost of a glass and metal curtainwall averages $90 per square foot nationally. Upgrading a standard low‑e coated clear insulating glass unit (IGU) to Solarban® Acuity™ glass unit typically will increase the total installed curtainwall cost by only $1-2 per square foot.
Developed based on 30 years of Starphire® glass manufacturing know-how, using proprietary low‑iron materials and processes, Acuity™ glass is 60 percent less green than standard "clear" glass. For the ultimate in transparent low‑iron glass, Starphire® glass is 87 percent less green and also can be coated with Solarban® low‑e coatings.
Acuity™ low‑iron glass is specially engineered for vision glazings, both as a substrate for Solarban® low‑e coatings and for all lites in an insulated unit or laminated configuration. Because Acuity™ glass is designed for use in an IGU, it offers superior performance and optimal aesthetics for a wide range of façade projects. For configurations that require exposed edges, such as interior applications, Vitro recommends Starphire Ultra-Clear® low-iron glass for its signature azure blue edge and sparkling clarity.
All configurations include uncoated Acuity™ glass as the interior lite. Available coatings include:
- Solarban® 60 Glass
- Solarban® R67 Glass (formerly Solarban® 67 Glass)
- Solarban® R77 Glass
- Solarban® 72 Glass
- Solarban® 90 Glass
- Solarban® R100 Glass
In addition to office buildings, institutions, hotels and schools, Solarban® Acuity™ glass can be specified for exterior applications from luxury condominiums and mixed-use buildings to entrances and storefronts. Solarban® Acuity™ glass is also ideal for distinctive exterior applications such as atriums, skylights and spandrel glass.
Fabrication & Availability
Acuity™ glass is available in 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm thicknesses. Solarban® Acuity™ glass is stocked at all Vitro facilities for immediate shipment with the same lead time as all Solarban® glass products. All Solarban® solar control low‑e glasses are available through the Vitro Certified™ Network.
* Like Solarban® Starphire® glass, Solarban® Acuity™ glass delivers a distinctive low‑iron aesthetic with high transparency and visible light transmittance.
Aesthetics & Performance
- Exceptionally clear; 60% less green than conventional clear glass
Performance Data Comparisons
Solarban® 60 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™
Solarban® R67 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™
Solarban® R77 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™
Solarban® 72 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™
Solarban® 90 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™
Solarban® R100 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™
Colors are reproductions and are for descriptive purposes only.
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