Vitro Glass & PPG Glass

Vitro Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass – Formerly PPG

Alberta Vinyl Windows & Doors

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.

Vitro vacuum insulating glass

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.

PPG glass

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.