Bigger is Just the Beginning
Some of the world’s most dramatic and visually breathtaking buildings showcase large expanses of glass. Now, architects and designers can realize their most dramatic and ambitious visions with jumbo coated glass from Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), which is available with all the Vitro high-performance magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coatings you already rely on.
It’s made possible by the launch of Coater7, our new jumbo MSVD coater. Located in Wichita Falls, Texas, Coater7 is North America’s largest MSVD coater. It represents a dramatic leap in glass coating technology and expands our coating capabilities not only today but also well into the future. Expect entirely new paradigms and platforms for glass coating development, accelerated development of advanced high performance coatings that maintain their neutral appearance when viewed from any angle and in 2019, even larger coated glass sizes.
Design Bolder. Build Bigger.
Specify larger expanses of Vitro coated glass products, without compromising your design or sustainability vision. Vitro’s high-performing, energy-efficient low-e glasses are now available in jumbo sizes.
Coater7 puts your favorite high-performance glasses at your disposal in standard sizes of 130-by-204 inches. Our innovative technology is capable of applying all Vitro low-emissivity (low-e) MSVD coatings—and coatings yet to be conceived—on a range of glass substrates at various thicknesses.
Specify with Confidence
Coater7 enables Vitro Glass to produce 20 percent more low-e glass annually, and its location provides the Southern U.S.—the region with the highest demand for low-e glass—with improved access to high performance glass in all sizes. So when you specify jumbo glass with Vitro low-e coatings, you can rest assured it’ll get where it needs to go, when it needs to get there.
Big Applications. Big Considerations.
Jumbo glass might not be appropriate for every project. Before specifying large insulating glass units (IGUs), consider their impact on the fabrication-installation chain.
Fabrication of large IGUs requires specialized glass processing equipment, such as tempering ovens, as well as specialized handling equipment to account for the added weight and size. Not all Vitro Certified™ Fabricators offer these capabilities—check with yours before specifying.
Specifying Large Insulating Glass Units
Visit the Vitro Glass Education Center to learn key considerations for specifying large insulating glass units (IGUs).