Vitro Architectural Glass

Optimal Performance and Clarity, Inside and Out

Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) provides an unprecedented option for curtainwall glass applications, offering brilliant clarity and true-to-life views of the outdoors that conventional glass simply can’t match.

Vision Glazings

No glazing product comes close to the clarity offered by Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass. To optimize transparent façades, curtainwalls, and commercial windows, specify Solarban® Starphire® glass for a 2 to 4 percent improvement in visible light transmittance (VLT) compared to coated conventional clear glass.

Decorative & Bird-Safe Glass

Starphire® glass is available in several functional and decorative exterior applications, including dichroic, acid-etched and bird-safe glasses. Vitro partners with Walker Glass to produce AviProtek® E bird-safe, solar control low-e glass with Solarban® coatings.

Entrance Glazings

Starphire® glass provides a combination of function and visual impact for both glass doors and larger entrance features, such as lobbies and reception areas. Starphire® glass sets a new standard with its unmatched clarity and sparkling blue edge.

Spandrel Glazings

For unique spandrel glass applications, true whites, pastels and earth-tone opacifiers can be employed on Starphire® glass without the green hue often found in ordinary clear glass.

From art galleries and convention centers to corporate offices and shopping malls, skylites made with Starphire® glass can bring the beauty and brightness of the outdoors into a wide range of interiors, regardless of thickness.

Heavy Glass

Unlike conventional clear glass, the surface clarity of Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass becomes more apparent as the glass gets thicker and can transmit ample visible light even at varying thicknesses.

Fabrication and Availability

Solarban® Starphire® glasses are available through the Vitro Certified Network. Vitro Certified Fabricators can meet tight construction deadlines and accelerate the delivery of replacement glass before, during and after construction. Solarban® Starphire® glass must be heat-treated.

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Aesthetics & Performance

Aesthetics

  • Looks
  • Stunningly clear, with vivid color fidelity
  • Reflectivity
  • Low

Performance Data Comparisons

Featured Configurations Thickness (In.) VLT
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

1/8 91
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

5/32 91
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

3/16 91
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

1/4 91
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

5/16 91
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

3/8 91
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

1/2 90
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

5/8 90
Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass

3/4 90

Colors are reproductions and are for descriptive purposes only.

Advanced Applications

VacuMax™ VIG Solarvolt™ BIPV Lites Oversized Glass (130″ x 204″) & Titan (130″ x 240″)

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Inspiration & Evaluation

Amazon Spheres - Exterior Starphire Glass

The Spheres

Solarban® 60 Starphire® Glass

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Starphire Kit - Exterior Starphire Glass

Starphire® Glass Kit

Available in 16 mm or 19 mm

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