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Solar Control - Pilkington

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Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy. In hot climates, solar control glass can be used to minimise solar heat gain and help control glare. In temperate regions, it can be used to balance solar control with high ...

Solar Control Glass - Pilkington

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Solar control glass is not necessarily coloured or mirrored glass, although such finishes can be applied for aesthetic purposes if desired. It incorporates invisible layers of special materials on the glass which have the dual effect of allowing sunlight in, while repelling solar heat. Solar control glass units are typically doubleglazed, which means they also insulate well. Solar control is a ...

Solar control glazing – the key to reducing CO2 emissions?

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In a recent issue of Glass and Glazing Products, our project specification manager, Tim Fagg, explores how solar control glazing can help to tackle CO 2 emissions…. With demand for commercial and domestic buildings to be both comfortable and productive places to live and work, it’s no surprise that heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are considered a must in most ...

Specifying solar control glazing to improve energy efficiency

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A solar solution. Solar control glazing, as its name suggests, helps to minimise temperature build-up in buildings due to sunlight. When specifying solar control glazing, the most important parameter to consider is the total solar heat transmittance or g value. It includes the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass ...

Cutting costs and keeping cool: solar control solutions

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Cutting costs and keeping cool: solar control solutions. Featured Article. 21 Nov 2018 As featured in Glass Times Magazine - 2016. Why we need to get better at talking to homeowners about energy-efficient glazing. As winter approaches, Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, asks how much importance UK householders attach to energy-efficient ...

Pilkington Activ™ Range

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Pilkington Activ Suncool™ A range of high performance solar control and self-cleaning products for Commercial applications. How It Works. The unique dual-action self-cleaning coating is located on the external pane of glass. The coating has revolutionay photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties, and works in two stages: Stage 1 - The coating reacts with natural daylight to break down and ...

Coatings - Pilkington

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Surface coatings, either for solar control purposes or for reduced emissivity (a property to improve thermal insulation), are called pyrolitic coatings because they are generally applied to the hot glass during its passage through the annealing lehr. They involve the thermal decomposition of gases, liquids or powders sprayed on to the glass to form a metal oxide layer which fuses to the ...

The fading issue: why sunlight exposure damages ...

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The growing accessibility of advanced glazing with thermal insulation and solar control properties has opened up new ways for architects to fill rooms with natural light. But, as building designers create more bright and airy spaces for us to live and work in, we need to consider the cases where sunlight exposure needs to be minimised to prevent irreversible damage being caused to objects ...

Pilkington Optilam™

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The performance of Pilkington Optilam™ can therefore be varied by changing the number and thickness of each of the glass panes and the polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayers to give the specifier a wide choice of products depending on application, whether it be for safety or security, noise control, solar control, UV screening, bullet and blast resistance or privacy and decoration.

Double Glazing Units - g-value guide

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Solar Control Glass; Structural Glazing; Double Glazing Units - g-value guide g-value Colour/tint Product (6mm panes) 0.18: Clear/Neutral: Pilkington Suncool ™ 30/16: 0.20 - 0.28 ** Blue: Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Blue: 0.21: Clear/Neutral: Pilkington Suncool™ One 30/21: 0.23: Clear/Neutral: Pilkington Suncool™ 40/22: 0.27: Clear/Neutral: Pilkington Suncool™ 50/25: 0.28: Clear ...