Guardian announces SunGuard® CrystalGray® - high performance coatings combined with new float glass color

Date: 2 February 2009
Source: Guardian Industries Corp.:
SunGuard® advanced architectural glass by Guardian Industries now offers architects and designers five new performance and appearance glass options by combining its Guardian CrystalGray® float glass with the latest SunGuard coatings.

With SunGuard CrystalGray, architects can:● Achieve a more neutral appearance than with typical gray and blue tinted float glass● Reduce outdoor reflectance and glare● Lower the solar heat gain coefficient by 20 percent compared to coatings on clear glass● Meet design – and LEED credit -- requirementsSunGuard CrystalGray is available in five combinations: SuperNeutral 68 on CrystalGray, SuperNeutral 54 on CrystalGray, AG 50 on CrystalGray, AG 43 on CrystalGray, Royal Blue 40 on CrystalGray.“These are our best performing low-E coatings in terms of energy savings and the most popular appearance options,” said Chris Dolan, Guardian director of commercial glass programs. “SunGuard CrystalGray from Guardian gives architects the freedom to realize their vision of a more neutral glass appearance without sacrificing energy performance.”SunGuard AG 43 on CrystalGray on the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.Guardian SunGuard Select® Fabricator for the project was J.E.Berkowitz L.P., Pedricktown, NJ; the glazing contractor was Anco Inc., Stevensville, MD. To request complimentary samples of SunGuard CrystalGray from Guardian, go to or call 1-866-GuardSG.

About 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 markets. 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 21,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit


600450 Guardian announces SunGuard® CrystalGray® - high performance coatings combined with new float glass color
Date: 2 February 2009
Source: Guardian Industries Corp.:

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