Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) -Starphire® Ultra Clear Low-Iron Glass - Exterior Float Glass


Achieve brilliant clarity and true-to-life views of the outdoors that conventional clear glass simply can't match.

Category: flat glass | skylight glass | vision glass...

MasterFormat: Entrances, Storefronts, and Curtain Walls | Curtain Wall and Glazed Assemblies | Glazing...

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass)
Vitro Glass Technology Center
400 Guys Run Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Tel: (855) 887-6457
Fax: (412) 826-2299

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Starphire® Ultra Clear Low-Iron Glass - Exterior Float Glass

Achieve brilliant clarity and true-to-life views of the outdoors that conventional clear glass simply can't match.

Create Brilliant Views, 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.

Spiderwalls & Skylights

When your design calls for maximized transmission of natural light, Starphire® glass has no equal. Offering maximized transparency with 7 percent higher visible light transmittance (VLT) than conventional clear glass in a typical skylight or spiderwall, Starphire® glass provides sparkling clarity and undistorted transmission of color.

From art galleries to convention centers, corporate office buildings to shopping malls, when you want to bring the beauty and brightness of the outdoors into your interior, skylights and spiderwalls made with Starphire® glass are clearly remarkable.

Vision Glazing

To maximize VLT and provide unfettered views of the world outdoors, Starphire® glass brings an uncommon brightness, clarity and color fidelity that no other commercial glazing product can match.

For vision glazings in which enhanced energy performance is required, Starphire® glass can be combined with other glass coatings to satisfy energy requirements while maintaining its unique ultra-clear visual character, free of the green cast inherent in ordinary clear float glass.

To boost VLT, combine Starphire® glass with solar control low‑e coatings, such as Solarban® 70, Solarban® 60 or Solarban® 67 glasses. To increase the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), combine Starphire® glass with passive solar coatings, such as Solarban® R100 or Solarban® z75/z50 glasses.

Starphire® glass maintains its remarkable clarity in thickness from 2.5 mm to 19 mm and is stocked regionally to ensure consistent supply reliability.

Spandrel Glass

Architects have never had a more beautiful way to conceal the electrical and mechanical areas between floors than with Starphire® glass. Its brilliant clarity and absence of greening combine to offer spectacular views and true colors, enabling whites, reds and yellows to be seen with remarkable fidelity.

Vitro Glass is a marketing alliance partner with ICD High Performance Coatings, the industry leader in spandrel glass coatings and manufacturer of OPACI‑COAT‑300®, a line of high-performance spandrel glass coatings in a range of colors and metallic finishes.

When these water-based coatings are combined with Starphire Ultra‑Clear® Glass in a spandrel glass unit, they offer a vivid palette of spandrel glass solutions with unparalleled brightness and color fidelity.

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