Vitro Architectural Glass at AIA

The company will showcase its products

Vitro Architectural (formerly PPG Glass) will display a glass wall and multiple large panels of glass to showcase its products at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida, April 27-29.
The industry’s first quad-silver coating, Solarban 90 glass combines robust solar control with high visible light transmittance to meet architect demands for greater transparency and improved energy-saving performance.
A glass wall decorated with painted glass, tinted glass and patterned bird-safe glass by Walker Glass, Vitro Glass’ partner, will be accompanied by several additional large glass panels featuring Solarban 70XL on clear glass, Solarban 70XL on Optigray® glass and Solarban z75, Solarban 67 and Sungate® 400 passive low-e glasses.
Attendees will receive information about new specification tools, such as the expanded “Construct” tool, which allows users to configure virtual IGUs online and to quickly generate 3-part specifications in the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) format.
Staff also will available to answer questions about the jumbo magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater that Vitro Glass will soon be building at its Wichita Falls, Texas plant.
The coater allows architects to specify energy-efficient, high-performance low-e glasses in sizes taller than 12 feet to meet the complex requirements of today’s monumental building projects. When it begins operation, the Vitro Glass coater will be the largest of its kind in North America.