New Product Focus Fall 2021September 17th, 2021 | Category: Architects' Guide to Glass and Metal
Sealed and Delivered
The Ascent Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) from AGNORA pre-pressurizes the IGU to its final altitude. This results in a flat glass installation without the need to “cap” capillary tubes, or wait out equalization since the unit comes fully sealed. Oversized glass up to 130 by 300 inches can be used in most circumstances. Ascent can be assembled with all the same characteristics of traditional IGUs, including laminated inner and outer lites, options for low-E and coated glass, and double- and triple-glazed units.
Offering four distinct bird-friendly patterns for exterior building applications, Guardian Bird1st Etch glass is the newest glass product from Guardian Glass. It includes Threat Factor scores to quantify collision-avoidance effectiveness. The glass is available in the company’s UltraClear low-iron glass and standard clear glass, and can be paired with SunGuard SuperNeutral 68, SNX 62/27 and SNX 51/23 coatings on the same lite of glass, as part of an IGU. The glass can be heat-treated and used with laminated glass for safety and other benefits. Bird1st Etch is currently available in 96- by 130-inch sizes on 6-mm thick float glass.
In addition, the company has introduced its SunGuard SNE 50/25, a high-performance, low-E coated glass that it says offers a visible light transmission of 50% and a low solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25. The glass was designed to have a crisp, neutral blue-gray color aesthetic and medium reflectivity.
SNE 50/25 is designed to be used on the #2 surface of a standard insulating glass unit and is available on multiple Guardian substrates. The new coated glass is offered in jumbo and split jumbo sizes and thicknesses of 6 mm, 8 mm, or 10 mm. Its durability and processing requirements are similar to other SunGuard low-E coated glass products, and it can be fully tempered or heat-soaked in accordance with technical guidance.
Prelco now offers its Air-Secur glass solutions that provide high levels of bird protection, making them environmentally-friendly and eligible for LEED® Green Building certification points, according to the company. Air-Secur silkscreened or digitally-printed glass products allow users to combine different patterns to create visual markers for birds.
The new projectable glass rain screen system from Bendheim is designed to create fully customizable façades that can transform into a projection screen.
The cladding system features engineered compression clips and a distinctive glass composition, according to the company. It fastens directly to buildings, eliminating the need for traditional steel supports and the shadow lines they can cast.
At night, the glass cladding bounces front-projected light to create a sharp image. During the day, it creates a white aesthetic, as sunlight reflects off the fritted glass surface. Th e projectable glass can be imprinted with any custom pattern, including bird-safe designs. Th e maximum panel size can reach 84 by 165 inches.
A Mirror Image and Texture
GlasPro Inc. announced the availability of its new Specialty Reflections antique and colored mirrors. Th is collection includes 11 antique and seven colored (tinted) mirrors that feature an optional safety film for added impact protection. GlasPro’s antique and colored mirrors are designed to bring a sense of depth and elegance to a variety of applications, according to the company. The mirrors offer a lead-free topcoat and <0.15% lead in the wet basecoat. In addition, the antique and colored mirrors are resistant to natural atmospheric corrosion, reducing the problems of black edges and spot faults, according to GlasPro.
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