A glass that makes the impossible possible - Next generation of thermal insulation glass for residential applications presented at Swissbau

Date: 25 March 2014
Source: Guardian Industries
Glass manufacturer Guardian unveils ClimaGuard Premium2, its new generation of thermal insulation glass for residential applications, at Swissbau.

The innovative glass unites intelligent energy management with high light transmission.  Applicable for double and triple glazing ClimaGuard Premium2 is especially suited for applications in passive housing and low-energy constructions.

When it comes to windows glazing energy efficiency is highly important – new regulations are pushing this requirement even further. At the same time a high level of light transmission and an ultimate solar heat gain are requested for thermal insulating windows. But how can these three aspects be combined in an optimal way – ideally in double and triple glazing – when the technology is already challenging the laws of physics?

Exceptional level of light transmission

Glass manufacturer Guardian now provides the answer with its new product ClimaGuard Premium2. The innovation presented at Swissbau, one of the largest construction and real estate tradeshows in Europe, offers an exceptional level of light transmission. Thus it permits a higher amount of natural daylight to enter residential applications, making artificial lightning less necessary. Particularly remarkable is its high performance in triple glazing: 74% of light is transmitted. A colour rendering index of 97% for triple and 98% for double glazing provides high level of transparency without disruptive reflections.

High solar heat gain for triple and double glazing

At the same time the thermal insulating glass scores with a high solar heat gain due to its great level of isolation. An Ug-value of 0.6 W/m²K in triple and of 1.1 W/m²K in double glazing enables an outstanding level of energy saving. ClimaGuard Premium2 therefore is especially suitable for applications in passive house and low-energy constructions. “ClimaGuard Premium2 excels through superior performance. With this thermal insulating glass energy management in residential buildings can move to a new dimension”, says Ralf Greiner, Architectural Glass Manager, Guardian Industries.

ClimaGuard Premium2 is applicable for applications with triple and double glazing. As a universal product for both applications it simplifies logistic management on the production line as there is no need to change the settings between double and triple glazing production. A huge benefit since this is time-saving and furthermore glass producers only have to keep one product on stock which also helps to manage storage capacity.

Europe-wide disposability

ClimaGuard Premium2 will be available in the following versions: on Guardian ExtraClear® float glass and Guardian Lamiglass® and with glass thicknesses from 4 to 10 mm. ClimaGuard Premium2 is produced in Luxembourg, Germany, Poland and Hungary and will be available as of today in whole Europe.

Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics.

Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit our website www.guardian.com

ClimaGuard® is a registered trade mark of the Guardian Industries Corp.

Press contact Guardian Press contact Cohn & Wolfe Sandra Seidewitz

Phil Stephan Guardian Industries

Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations phone: +49 3494 361 900

phone: + 49 (0) 69 7506-1524 e-mail: Guardian.Anfragen@guardian.com

e-mail: phil.stephan@cohnwolfe.com

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