Vitro Glass & PPG Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass – Formerly PPG
VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass
Insulation is important in our Canadian climate and with wall-like R-values of R14+ VacuMax™ VIG is the ultimate in thermal glazing.
Add extraordinary insulation to any configuration
The new tempered VacuMax™ vacuum insulated glass (VIG) units are made up of two lites of 4mm (0.16″) glass. Surface #2 on the interior lite includes a double-silver low-e coating similar to Solarban® 60 solar control, low-e glass, and the lites are separated by a non-leaded proprietary metal seal and a vacuum space. The entire VIG unit has a total thickness of 8.3mm (0.33″), only slightly thicker than a standard 6mm (0.24″) glass lite. The unit’s slim construction and light weight allows it to be incorporated into virtually any traditional glazing system, window frame or curtainwall application. VacuMax™ VIG units are available in sizes from 0.30m x 0.30m (12″ x 12″) to 1.47m x 2.44m (58″ x 96″).
Thanks to its innovative insulating technology, VacuMax™ VIG provides thermal insulation performance that is 2-4x better than conventional insulating glass units and up to 14x better than monolithic glass. VacuMax™ VIG also offers extraordinary R-values and delivers energy savings and reduced carbon emissions due to decreased HVAC use and subsequent Btu usage.
Hybrid configurations bring added versatility
In many cases, the new tempered VacuMax™ VIG units can be used alone as 8.3mm (0.33″) thick glass to replace monolithic (single-pane) glass without the need to replace or radically modify the framing system. Furthermore, tempered VacuMax™ VIG units can be used as a substitute for the interior lite in any double- or triple-glazed insulating glass unit (IGU), where it forms an insulating gas space in addition to a vacuum insulating cavity and creates a hybrid IGU.
The strength of tempered glass
As one of the only VIG units in the world to use SGCC-certified fully tempered safety glass, VacuMax™ VIG can be used globally across indoor and outdoor temperature extremes.
Built for the long term
With its proprietary metal alloy edge seal system, VacuMax™ VIG has exceptionally long life compared to other VIG products and delivers superior resistance against thermal expansion or contraction caused by extreme indoor/outdoor temperature differences.
Improved acoustics & condensation performance
VacuMax™ VIG also delivers increased acoustic performance for dramatic noise dampening plus reduced center of glass condensation at temperatures as low as -58 °F.
Perfect for a range of applications
VacuMax™ VIG is an ideal solution for any commercial or residential renovation or new construction project requiring extraordinary insulating performance, including office buildings, educational institutions, hospitality and healthcare.