Vitro Architectural Glass to build jumbo MSVD coater in Texas

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Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has selected its Wichita Falls plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America. Groundbreaking is slated for April.

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Vitro Architectural Glass to build jumbo MSVD coater in Texas
The $55 million investment, which Vitro Glass first announced when it acquired PPG's former flat glass business last fall, will enable the Monterrey, Mexico-based manufacturer to produce high-performing, energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) glasses in the larger sizes desired by today's building designers. 
Sand and raw materials are melted to create glass at Vitro Architectural Glass's Wichita Falls, Texas plant, which is to be the site of the company's new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater. The $55 million investment, which Vitro Glass first announced when it acquired PPG's former flat glass business last fall, includes construction of a new 200,000-square-foot building and several ancillary projects.
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has selected its Wichita Falls, Texas plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America. Groundbreaking is slated for April. The facility's MSVD coater for conventionally sized glass is pictured above. The jumbo coater will enable Vitro Glass to produce high-performing, energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) glasses in the larger sizes desired...
"Current architectural trends favor the use of oversized glass on many office, commercial and multi-story residential projects, which requires glass sizes over 12 feet tall that our existing coater cannot accommodate," said Bill Haley, Wichita Falls plant...
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