Vitro S. A. B. de C. V.

Avenida Ricardo Margáin, Zozaya No. 400, Colonia Valle del, Campestre, 66265 San Pedro Garza Garcìa (NL)
Mexico

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Contact

Glenn Davis

Director of International Sales and Licensing - Vitro Architectural Glass

Octavio Salazar

International Sales Manager - Vitro Architectural Glass

Charlene Smith

International Manager Architectural Projects & Technical Services - Vitro Architectural Glass

Patty Fisher

Architectural Specialist & Marketing Administrator, International - Vitro Architectural Glass

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.01  Flat glass
  • 03.01.01  Float and mirror glass

Float and mirror glass

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.01  Flat glass
  • 03.01.04  Cast glass, ornamental glass

Cast glass, ornamental glass

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.02  Processed glass
  • 03.02.08  Antireflective glass/frosted glass

Antireflective glass/frosted glass

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.03  Automotive glass
  • 03.03.05  Trade

Trade

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.09  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.09.04  Windows and glass façades
  • 03.09.04.01  Glass facade elements

Glass facade elements

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May 4, 2017

Vitro Architectural Glass breaks ground on jumbo MSVD coater at Wichita Falls

$55 million investment will enable Vitro Glass to produce glass sizes up to 204 inchesPITTSBURGH, May 4, 2017 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) broke ground today on construction of a $55 million jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater at its Wichita Falls, Texas plant. 
 
The coater, which Vitro announced when it acquired PPG’s former flat glass business last October, will enable the Monterrey, Mexico-headquartered company to produce high-performing, energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) glasses in standard sizes of 130-by-204 inches, with larger sizes available for special orders.
 
Expected to be the largest vacuum-temperable-capable MSVD coater in North America, the unit will apply Vitro Glass’s highest-performing solar control coatings on large-area glass while providing precision color control and aesthetics. It also will be highly energy-efficient, producing more glass per energy unit than most MSVD coaters currently in operation.
 
Richard A. Beuke, president, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the coater signals Vitro’s commitment to supplying architects and building owners throughout North America with next-generation glass products in the larger sizes required by today’s building designers.
 
“The demand for energy-efficient buildings incorporating large panels of glass is greater than ever, and we expect that trend to accelerate as building designs change and glass technology improves,” he explained. “This cutting-edge equipment will enable Vitro Glass to meet current demand for these products more efficiently while positioning us to meet the evolving needs of the market well into the future.”
 
Bill Haley, Wichita Falls plant manager, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the coater will create at least 50 new jobs at the facility, which currently employs 360 workers and staff, and provides regular work for another 100 to 150 local contractors. “The development of this project shows how investments in research and technology can help create, secure and expand jobs in traditional manufacturing. This is a positive development, not just for our glass plant, but for the entire community.”
 
The MSVD coating process enables glass manufacturers to apply ultra-thin layers of silver to glass to create low-e coatings that deflect solar energy and transmit high levels of daylight. Low-e glass makes homes and buildings more energy efficient by reducing demand for heating, air-conditioning and artificial lighting.
 
The $55 million investment at Wichita Falls also will cover construction of a new 200,000-square-foot building and several ancillary projects.
 
For more information about Vitro Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

 
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), is a new organization created from Vitro’s acquisition of PPG’s flat glass business unit. Now the largest company of its kind in the Americas, Vitro Architectural Glass manufactures industry-leading brands such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. The company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. For more information, please visit www.vitroglazings.com.
 
Starphire Ultra-Clear is a trademark and Solarban and Sungate are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
The PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Feb 8, 2017

Solarban® 90 glass earns 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from USGlass magazine

Industry’s first quad-silver glass features neutral-reflective appearance, solar controlPITTSBURGH, February 8, 2017 — PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2017 – Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has won a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from USGlass magazine in the category of primary glass products.
 
The industry’s first quad-silver-coated glass, Solarban® 90 glass combines a true neutral-reflective appearance with outstanding solar control. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) on clear glass, Solarban® 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51 percent, which yields an exceptional light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.22.
 
Earlier this year, Vitro Glass made Solarban® 90 glass available on its full array of performance-tinted glasses, including Atlantica®, Azuria®, Optiblue®, Optigray®, Pacifica®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze®, Solargray® and Solexia® glasses. For added transparency, Solarban® 90 glass also is available on Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass.
 
Solarban® 90 glass represents a significant technical advance because its solar control, low-e coating incorporates a fourth layer of silver with nanoparticles. Vitro Glass product developers can manipulate the nanoparticles in this portion of the coating stack to control the reflectivity, color and solar performance of glass, and thereby expand the palette of appearance and performance options available to architects.
 
Created with input from architects desiring a clear, neutrally reflective glass, Solarban® 90 glass meets requirements of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program at the Bronze level. Vitro Glass has more architectural glass products certified by the program than does any other float glass manufacturer.
 
To learn more about Solarban® 90 glass or Vitro Glass’s entire family of Solarban® solar control, low-e glasses, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

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About us

Company details

VITRO is a world-leading producer of architectural, automotive and specialty glass products.  With the acquisition of the PPG Flat Glass business and Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) automotive glass, Vitro now has a combined 240+ years of distinguished glass leadership and expertise.  We are consistently operating on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions in the glass industry.  Recognized for our high performance, solar control, low-e Solarban®, as well as the renowned Starphire® Ultra-Clear Glass, we continue as a frontrunner of architectural glass products & services. 
We are a streamline, efficient glass manufacturer.  Combined with our eminent strength in research and development, it is our vision to continue to be a world-leading global glass producer!  

Contact:
Vitro Architectural Glass
400 Guys Run Road
Cheswick, Pennsylvania 15024 USA
T +1 412 820 4920
www.VitroGlassHub.com

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Company data

Sales volume

> 100 Mio US $

Number of employees

> 500

Target groups
  • Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing
  • Architecture / Construction
  • Windows and Facades
  • Flat Glass
  • Hollow Glass