● How to select glass for your windows and doors?
Float glass Float glass means non-tempered or non-hardened and its name is derived from the name of its manufacturing process. In this process, a sheet of glass is passed repeatedly on a bed of molten tin. This process gives uniform thickness and a bright surface to the glass.
Clear Float Glass Clear float glass is transparent and colourless, offering high visible light transmittance. It, therefore, offers little resistance to solar heat gain and glare in buildings.
Tinted Float Glass Tinted float glass is produced by adding colorant, usually powdered oxides. It is primarily designed to reduce solar heat gain and glare, which, from an occupant’s point of view increases the comfort level and reduces cooling costs.
Toughened Glass Clear float tempered/toughened glass is float glass that has been processed through a tempering oven to increase its strength to resist impact, mechanical loads, and thermal stress breakage. Glass is heat-treated by heating annealed glass to a temperature of approximately 1,150 F (621 C), then rapidly cooling it. The glass is cooled by a carefully controlled airflow (also known as quenching), which uniformly cools all glass surfaces simultaneously. It is approximately four times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and configuration.
Where to use Tempered / Toughened Glass?
Laminated GlassLaminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyric (PVB), between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic "spider web" cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
Where to use laminated glass?
Solar / Heat ReflectiveThis is an ordinary float glass with a metallic coating to reduce solar heat. This special metallic coating also produces a mirror effect, preventing the subject from seeing through the glass.
Where to use heat-reflective glass?
Architectural Glass Architectural Glass is glass that is used as a building material. It is most typically used as transparent glazing material in the building envelope, including windows in the external walls. For aesthetics, economics and energy efficiency, there are many advantages in using Architectural Glass. Our product is possible in this type of glass also on request of the client.