Solar control glass
For many years architects and designers have been looking for new construction materials that would open up the commercial and residential buildings to the exterior world. They have been fascinated with the properties of glass which proved to be the perfect construction material for the modern era.
Types of solar control glass
Solar control glass can be divided into absorptive and reflective glass, based on their visual characteristics and the ability to reduce solar radiation. PRESS GLASS offers three types of solar control glass:
– THE SELECTIVE float glass – flat and transparent, neutral or dyed to blue, brown, grey or green in the glass structure, and coated with a metal oxide multilayer, with the aim of achieving the appropriate effect of reflection, control of isolation of rooms, as well as limiting the penetration of solar energy plus a high level of thermal protection. It may be used only in double glazing.
Structure and coefficients of Solar control glass units produced by PRESS GLASS.
We offer solar control glass from the following suppliers:
SOLAR CONTROL GLASS ADVANTAGES SUMMARY
Solar energy transmission
Press Glass produces double glazed glass units for all construction systems:
With almost unlimited design versatility, structural glazing has redefined modern architecture. The dream of architects and facade designers of creating a visual impression of a monolithic glass structure has finally come true, thanks to the use of either structural glazing or bolt fixing. Depending on the construction methods applied, there are four kinds of structural glazing:
Bolt fixing is a system for securing glazing to a load-bearing structure by means of steel bolts going through the glass and mounted in specially designed holes. Bolt fixing allows designers to create perfectly smooth and transparent glass surfaces making up facades which are virtually invisible barriers between the interior and the exterior space of a building. It imposes no limitations as regards the height of the building and gives the architects almost unlimi-ted design versatility thanks to the direct fixing of glass panes to a load-bearing structure.
Sealants used in structural glazing have to meet the most stringent requirements for strength and durability. They have to be resistant to ultraviolet radiation and changing weather conditions. Final sealing of the assembled units is made with silicon sealants of similar characteristics to the structural sealants.
Press Glass is an acknowledged contractor for fixing structural glazing with Dow Corning sealants.