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GGP JAN 2013

SOLAR When glass is cool The massive strides being The introduction of Saint-Gobain Glass’ COOL-LITE XTREME made in the area of solar (see below), is seen as a significant development in the use of solar glass, especially in non residential applications. glass seem to be increasing, despite trading conditions. Saint-Gobain Glass has just launched one such high performance glass. Ssolar control glass.aint-Gobain Glass has launchedSGG COOL-LITE XTREME, in what isclaimed to be an extremely selective It is the UK’s first triple silver solar control glass, giving it a selectivity of 2.14; the ratio of visible light against solar gains. In this case, SGG COOL-LITE XTREME has a solar factor of just 28%, while still letting in an impressive 60% of visible light. The coatings are applied to SGG Planilux clear float glass by cathodic sputtering under vacuum conditions. The high performance glass has been designed for the high end building market where specifiers demand the best light transmission, while still preventing overheating. Buildings which would benefit from this high level of solar control include office buildings, shopping malls, industrial buildings, hotels, restaurants, schools and hospitals. It can be used in either facade glazing, or skylights. It is reported that specifiers have been particularly won over by SGG COOL-LITE XTREME’s low visible reflection which reinforces the perception of transparency and provides undisturbed views. The high level of transparency offers maximum natural daylight, improves ‘well being’ and makes the working environment more pleasant. The 60% transmitted light saves energy because it cuts down on the need for artificial lighting, while the 28% solar factor reduces the pressure air conditioning systems. Pre installation, SGG COOL-LITE XTREME 60/28 must always be toughened, or heat strengthened before assembly into a double glazed unit with the coated surface to the inside of the external pane. Another major advantage is that the glass can be used side by side in the same facade, although only possible because of the importance that is in magnetron coating, we can constantly adapt there can be slight colour variations. If both glass placed by the company on research and and improve our products to meet market types are used together in one facade, SGG development of market leading technologies. demand and create exciting new products which recommends the use of samples to observe and “The Building Regulations are constantly being constantly push the boundaries of what is evaluate the matching. amended, and specifiers are continuously thought possible.” Saint-Gobain Glass believes that SGG COOL- searching for better performing products,” LITE XTREME is the best performing glass of its explained Mark Harrison, commercial marketing For further information, visit the website: kind on the market and that its manufacture is manager, Saint-Gobain. “Thanks to our expertise www.saint-gobain.co.uk Glass & Glazing Products January 201345


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