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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 a hi-tech product developed by the glass industry to allow sunlight to pass through a window or façade while radiating and reflecting away a large degree of the sun’s heat. The indoor space stays bright and much cooler than would be the case if normal glass were used. Solar control glass is not necessarily coloured or mirrored glass, although such finishes can be ...

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 ...

Pilkington Suncool™ Range

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Range of solar control and light transmittance options available; Solar radiation transmittance (g-value) ranging from 0.42 down to 0.17; External light reflections ranging from a low 10% up to 42%; Light transmittance performance ranging from 70% to 28% giving excellent light/heat ratios; Ideal for large areas of glazing to control solar gain whilst providing high light levels ; Cost ...

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 SunShade™

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Medium solar control performance combined with good light transmission ; Attractive aesthetics and optimum performance; Reduces cleaning and maintenance costs and gives windows a better appearance for longer ; Pilkington Activ™ coating lasts the lifetime of the glass and works even on cloudy days and during the night ; Easily cleaned during dry spells by hosing down ; Ideal for use in the ...

Pilkington Activ™ Range

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Pilkington Suncool™ provides superior solar control properties, helping to control solar gain whilst providing high light levels; Ideal for large vertical certain wall facades; Helps to keep the building cooler in summer, reducing or eliminating the need for air conditioning; Excellent low-e properties, keeping the building warm in winter, with U-values as low as 1.0 W/m 2 K; Available in ...

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 ...

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.