See The Beauty, Not The Glass

Experience the brilliance and amazing clarity that conventional clear glass simply can't match. And colors so true you won't believe you're looking through glass.

Why Starphire® Glass is different

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) provides unprecedented options for both exterior and interior applications in commercial buildings and private homes. No matter what you're designing, see your vision come to life with the unsurpassed clarity of Starphire® glass.

Amazingly clear

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass is stunningly clear because it contains less than 110  of the iron present in typical clear glass, which means more light shines through. Its luxurious aesthetic will inspire you to find new and creative ways to use it.

Exciting color fidelity

For exteriors, Starphire® glass yields clean, vibrant views and imparts an added brilliance to spandrel, pattern and vision glass because it is free of the green hue inherent in clear glass. In interior applications, it adds a dramatic flair to all types of customized decorative glass.

A dramatic edge

As its thickness increases, Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass gains a distinctive azure-blue edge, while the transparency of the glass remains ultra-clear, unlike typical clear glass, in which the green hue becomes more pronounced. Starphire® glass stays clear — even at thicknesses of up to 34 inch.

Reliable availability

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass is stocked year-round in a wide range of thicknesses, so it's always available for quick, convenient delivery. It can be obtained through hundreds of glass fabricators across the country and around the world by using the Vitro Certified Network.

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Vision Glazing

For unfettered views of the world outdoors and maximized visible light transmission (VLT), Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass provides an uncommon brightness, clarity and color fidelity that no other commercial glazing product can match. Read More >

For vision glazings in which enhanced energy performance is required, Starphire® glass can be combined with high-performance glass coatings to satisfy energy requirements, while maintaining the unique ultra-clear visual character—free of the green cast inherent in ordinary clear float glass. To boost VLT and provided a crisper color, combine Starphire® glass with solar control low-e coatings, such as Solarban® 70XL, Solarban® 60, Solarban® R 100 or Solarban® 67. Or to increase the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), combine Starphire® glass with a passive solar coating, such as Sungate® 400.

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass maintains its remarkable clarity in thicknesses from 110  inch (2.5 mm) to 34 inch (19 mm) and is stocked regionally to ensure consistent supply reliability.

For more details, please review the Starphire® Vision Glazings product information sheet. For performance data, please review the PPG Monolithic Glass Comparison Data Sheet.

Skylights

When your design calls for maximized transmission of undistorted natural light, Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass has no equal. Increasing transparency with higher visible light transmittance (VLT) than conventional clear glass in a typical skylight, Starphire® glass provides sparkling clarity and true color transmission. Read More >

Whether your skylight design calls for coatings, ceramic frit, lamination or heat-treating, Starphire® glass can be utilized to maximize VLT without the risk of color fidelity degradation.

For more details, please review the Starphire® Glass Skylite Glazings information sheet. For performance data, please review the PPG Monolithic Glass Comparison Data Sheet.

Entrances and Storefronts

With a variety of thicknesses from 14 inch (6mm) to 34 inch (19 mm), and its signature azure-blue edge, Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass is the ideal choice for a wide range of heavy glass applications, including entrances, storefronts, lobbies and reception areas. Read More >

Starphire® glass' superior clarity makes interiors shine with uncommon brightness and sets a new standard for glass doors, thanks to its jewel-like clarity and sparkling blue edges.

Starphire® glass provides maximum brightness for entryways with higher visible light transmittance (VLT) than ordinary clear glass (in 12-inch glass thickness). Its amazing clarity and color fidelity show products, displays and logos as they really are without the greening and distortion of conventional clear glass, particularly as thickness increases. And because of its absence of color, Starphire® glass can be laminated in multiple layers and thicknesses to provide strength and protection for applications like jewelry storefronts.

For more details, please review the Starphire® Glass Entrance Glazings and Extra-Heavy Starphire® glass product information sheets. For performance data, please review the PPG Monolithic Glass Comparison Data Sheet.

Spandrel Glass

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass offers spectacular views and true colors, enabling whites, reds and yellows to be seen with remarkable fidelity, thanks to the absence of the green tint inherent in regular clear glass. Architects have never had a more beautiful way to conceal the electrical and mechanical areas between floors than with spandrel glass use Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass). Read More >

PPG Architectural 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® glass in a spandrel glass unit, they offer a vivid palette of spandrel glass solutions with unparalleled brightness and color fidelity.

For more details, please review the Starphire® Spandrel Glass product information sheet.

Safety Glass

For exterior balustrades on balconies, patios and walkways, no other glass compares to Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass in delivering strength, brilliant clarity and spectacular, true-to-color views. And its luxurious azure-blue edge imparts the chic look of luxury that only adds to the beauty of your design.

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Safety and Security

Heavy Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass is offered in a range of thicknesses that provides a new level of beauty to safety and security glazing applications. Special building projects, such as exterior balustrades and safety barriers, zoo enclosures, fish tanks, jewelry display cases, protective windows and museum cases, present design challenges that often are addressed by using multi-layer laminates. Read More >

Multi-layer laminates, however, prevent objects from being seen in their true colors, as they are degraded by the "greening" effect that occurs with increased thicknesses of conventional clear glass.

Starphire® safety and security glass provides higher visible light transmittance (VLT) than ordinary clear glass in a 1 38-inch laminated glass construction, so you get superior clarity that also conceals the actual thickness of the glass. And it can be fabricated easily to your exact specifications.

For more details, please review the Starphire® Glass Safety & Security Glazings product information sheet. For performance data, please review the PPG Monolithic Glass Comparison Data Sheet.

Decorative Glass

Shelves, tabletops, back splashes, doors, side lites, decorative panels, clerestories and partitions come sparkling to life with Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass). It provides true color fidelity while remaining crystal clear as the thickness increases. And Starphire® glass' unique azure-blue edge imparts a luxury and sophistication that makes conventional glass green with envy.

Inside Spaces

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass creates spectacular dividing walls, wall coverings, office partitions, bathroom enclosures, doors and display shelving. For interior balustrades, handrails and bannisters, Starphire® glass' jewel-like, azure-blue edge has a distinct advantage over conventional glass, which gets a distorting greenish cast as the thickness increases. Read More >

PPG Architectural Glass is a marketing alliance partner with Walker Glass in offering the Walker Textures™ line of acid-etched glass and mirrors made with Starphire® glass. Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass is ideal for use with these acid-etched glass products because of its clarity and color fidelity.

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Bath Enclosures

Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass is the perfect choice for shower and bathtub enclosures. Because of its supreme clarity, you'll see all your beautiful furnishings and decorative accents with true color fidelity, and the distinctive azure-blue edge of Starphire® glass enhances the luxurious aesthetics of any bathroom.

To preserve the timeless beauty of your bath enclosure, specify the addition of Clarvista™ glass coating to your Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass. Clarvista™ glass is a factory-fused coating that protects the clarity of your new shower glass against dullness caused over time by the corrosive effects of heat and humidity. So you can keep your Starphire® glass looking stunningly clear for years to come.

For more information about Clarvista™ glass protective coating for your shower glass, visit the Clarvista™ glass website.

While Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) will let you see the beauty not the glass in your next project, you do have to see the glass to fully appreciate its stunning clarity and color fidelity.
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