Heavy Glass

The clearest—and thickest—glass on the market

Starphire Ultra-Clear glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) can transform your heavy glass applications from attractive to sensational by adding sparkling clarity and unsurpassed color fidelity compared to standard clear glass. Vitro Glass makes Starphire Ultra-Clear glass in a variety of thicknesses, from ¼-inch (6 mm) up to ¾-inch (19 mm). With its signature blue edge, Starphire Ultra-Clearglass is the ideal choice for a wide range of extra-heavy glass applications, including:

Entrances and Storefronts

Starphire Ultra-Clear glass provides an entrance glazing option that redefines elegance brilliantly. It is the ideal solution to make your entrance or storefront sparkle, and let the true colors of products, displays and logos shine through. Lobbies and reception areas become breathtaking with the uncommon brightness of Starphire Ultra-Clearglass. And Starphire Ultra-Clear glass doors set a new standard thanks to their jewel-like clarity and sparkling blue edges.

Starphire Ultra-Clear glass provides maximum brightness for entryways with 7 percent higher visible light transmittance (VLT) than ordinary clear glass (in ½-inch glass thickness). Its amazing clarity and color fidelity show products 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 Ultra-Clear glass can be laminated in multiple layers and thicknesses to provide strength and protection for applications such as jewelry storefronts.

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For more details, please review the Starphire Ultra-ClearGlass Entrance Glazings and Extra-Heavy Starphire Ultra-Clear™ Glass product information sheets. For performance data, please review the Monolithic Glass Comparison Data Sheet.

Safety and Security Glass

Heavy Starphire Ultra-Clear glass provides a new level of visual quality to safety and security glazing applications. Special building projects, such as zoo enclosures, fish tanks, jewelry display cases, protective windows and museum cases, present design challenges that are typically solved by using multi-layer laminates. That solution, however, prevents objects from being seen in their true colors, as they are distorted by the “greening” that occurs with increased thicknesses of conventional clear glass.

Starphire Ultra-Clear glass safety and security glass provides 16 percent higher visible light transmittance (VLT) than ordinary clear glass in a 13/8-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. Let Starphire Ultra-Clear glass bring unparalleled color transmission, clarity and security to your next project.

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For more details, please review the Starphire Ultra-Clear™ Glass Safety & Security Glazings product information sheet. For performance data, please review the Monolithic Glass Comparison Data Sheet.

 For detailed thermal and mechanical properties, please see the Starphire Ultra-Clearglass Technical Data Sheet.

Starphire® Glass 1/4 91 0.90 1.01
Starphire® Glass 1/2 90 0.88 1.02
Starphire® Glass 5/8 90 0.87 1.03
Starphire® Glass 3/4 90 0.86 1.05