Vitro Architectural Glass

Find affordable clarity in the Solarban® Acuity™ low-e glass series.

The right glass can be the centerpiece of your design. Combining Vitro's new Acuity™ low-iron glass, which is 60 percent less green than ordinary clear glass, with any Solarban® low-e coating, can provide the truly clear look you want with the outstanding energy and code performance you need.

Less Green. For Less Green.

Fabricated glass costs are an important consideration in the façade design process. Vitro market research indicates the installed cost of a standard glass and metal curtainwall averages $90 per square foot nationally. Upgrading a low-e coated clear insulating glass unit (IGU) to a Solarban® Acuity™ glass unit typically will increase the total installed curtainwall cost by only $1-2 per square foot.

Meanwhile, Acuity™ glass is 60 percent less green than standard "clear" glass.

Scientific Measure of Glass Color

An Engineered System

Leveraging 30 years of Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass manufacturing experience, Acuity™ low-iron glass is specifically engineered for vision glazings, both as a substrate for Solarban® coatings and for all lites in an insulating glass unit or laminated configuration. This combination provides excellent transparency and clarity at an affordable upcharge from coated clear glass.

Acuity™ glass is available with the full range of Solarban® solar control, low‑e coatings listed below. All configurations include uncoated Acuity™ glass as the interior lite.

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Sample Offerings

Vitro offers two unique Solarban® Acuity™ glass sample kits, now available, to assist with product evaluation.


Clarity Comparison Kit - Acuity Side by Side

Clarity Comparison Kit

See how the clarity of Solarban® Acuity™ glass compares to Solarban® clear glass.

This kit contains one 4" x 6" sample of Acuity™ low-iron glass with a Solarban® solar control low-e coating of your choice*, as well as one 4" x 6" sample of conventional clear glass with the same coating.

*If Solarban® 70 clear glass is selected, it will appear alongside Solarban® 72 Acuity™ glass. Solarban® 72 glass consists of the Solarban® 70 solar control low-e coating on a low-iron glass substrate, such as Acuity™ glass.


Coating Evaluation Kit - Acuity Pizza Box

Coating Evaluation Kit

Evaluate up to four (4) Solarban® low-e coatings on Acuity™ low-iron glass.

This kit contains your choice of up to four (4) different 4" x 6" samples of Solarban® solar control low-e coatings on Acuity™ low-iron glass.


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Order Sample Kits

Please complete the form below to order your Solarban® Acuity™ glass sample kit(s). Selected kit(s) will ship when available.

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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.

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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.