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Celebrating 10 Years of the Glass Insider e‑Newsletter

For over a decade, the Vitro Glass Insider email newsletter has provided the glass industry with engaging, educational updates on glass trends, case studies, design challenges and applications.
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What’s the Difference Between U‑Value and R‑Value?

One of the most important glass performance measures is U-value—also known as U-factor—which measures the insulating characteristics of the glass, or how much heat flow or heat loss occurs through ...
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The Science of Low-E Coatings

As one of the most popular and versatile building materials used today, low-e emissivity (low-e) glass coatings can enable exceptional energy efficiency and aesthetics. But how do they work?
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Optimal Low-E Coating Placment for Double- and Triple-Glazed IGUs

Achieving optimal performance of solar control low-e glass and passive low-e glass requires proper placement of low-e coatings on the glass surfaces of an insulating glass unit (IGU). Placement ...
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Cost Considerations in Specifying Vitro Architectural Glass

To make more informed decisions in the evaluation, selection and specification of architectural glass products, Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) recommends using an installed systems ...
ARTICLE & Video

Heat-Treated and Spandrel Glass

Heat-treated glass provides both the durability and safety found in many of the world’s most visually breathtaking buildings. But manufacturing heat-treated glass is a complex and multi-step process. ...
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Low-e Demonstration

Here’s a quick demonstration that will give you an understanding of low-emissivity or low-e glass.
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Tdw-ISO: Fading Factors

For years, UV light transmittance used to be thought of as the measure of a glazing material's ability to protect furnishings from fading due to sunlight exposure. Now, ISO Damage Weighted ...
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The Benefits of Designing with Reflective Glass

When designing with glass, there are a wide range of options to choose from to create a truly unique project. One option in particular–reflective glass–has some significant aesthetic and performance ...
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Heat-Treated Glass: It's All About the Pressure

When designing with large expanses of glass, it is critical to know when the glass may need to be heat-treated for durability and/or safety. The type of processing required—heat strengthening or ...