UseInterior and exterior glazing
ApplicationsEntrances, storefronts, security glass, protective windows, enclosures, curtainwalls, interior partition, furniture, balustrades
CharacteristicsClarity, no green cast, high light transmittance
CertificationCradle to Cradle, Material Health Certificate, may be used as credentialing for LEED®
Where conventional clear glass was once a given—such as spandrel and vision glass applications—pure clarity is now an option. Acuity™ Glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) provides an affordable low-iron solution. Available with Solarban® solar control low-emissivity (low-e) coatings, Acuity™ Glass offers vivid views with no green cast.
When used with low-e coatings, Acuity™ Low-Iron Glass delivers neutral aesthetics and high visible light transmittance (VLT)
- Solarban® 60 on Acuity® glass
Solarban® 60 glass is visibly clearer and has a higher light transmittance than a conventional clear/clear low-e coated insulating unit.
- Solarban® 72 on Acuity™ Glass
The color-neutral aesthetic of the Solarban® 72 coating delivers unprecedented solar control and light transmittance to help strike the right balance between form and function.
- Solarban® 90 Glass
The latest evolution in solar control low-e glass, Solarban® 90 glass conveys a neutral appearance in both color and reflectance, whether viewed from the interior or exterior of a building. Combining advanced coating technology and refinements to proven triple-silver-coating technology, it is the world’s first quad-silver-coated glass.
Available from Vitro Architectural Glass at a later date:
- Solarban® 67 Glass
On Acuity® glass, the neutral Solarban® 67 coating endows buildings with a clean, clear appearance that delivers a visual “pop.” Solarban® 67 glass transmits and reflects the timbre and brightness of ambient light and the surrounding environment with true color fidelity, especially with Acuity® glass as its substrate.
- Solarban® R100 Glass
Solarban® R100 glass is a neutral-reflective low-e glass that delivers a pure, cool blue-gray appearance when used on Acuity® glass. Because Solarban® R100 glass uniquely balances reflectivity and color-neutrality, it can function both as a privacy glass and as a material that harmonizes with spandrels and other building materials.
Vitro Architectural Glass has been a pioneer in oxygen-fueled glass furnace technology, which cuts natural gas consumption by 15 percent compared to conventional air-fired glass furnaces while reducing carbon emissions by 10 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 50 percent, operating one-third of the world’s oxygen-fueled glass furnaces.
The company promotes sustainability through post-consumer recycling of its products, by meeting global regulatory statutes and by developing wildlife-friendly products such as the industry’s first “bird-safe” low-emissivity (low-e) glass, and “turtle glass,” which helps turtle hatchlings survive in commercially developed coastal areas.