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.

Durability and Strength

Starphire® low-iron glass has the same surface hardness and resistance to abrasion and scratching as standard clear glass, which means its stunning color fidelity and clarity is as protected from scratches and scuffs as clear alternatives, with less green distortion. Additionally, while surface hardness is not the same as tensile strength, both low-iron and clear glasses also offer the same tensile performance.

Here's how it works: low-iron and clear glasses are produced using the same float process and equipment but require different levels of purity in raw materials. This results in the remarkable clarity and brilliance for which Starphire® glass is known.

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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