Guardian Debuts SunGuard SNR 43 - New commercial glass product demonstrates superior solar control

Date: 17 January 2012
Auburn Hills, Mich. – January 4, 2012 – Guardian announces the next generation in glass performance with SunGuard SNR 43 a new glass coating for commercial applications that offers a high light to solar gain ratio and low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC).

SNR 43 joins Guardian’s other SunGuard advanced architectural glass products that improve energy performance and help projects achieve LEED qualifications. It features a visible light transmission of 43 percent and excellent solar control: Its SHGC is just 0.23 on clear float glass.

“This product adds another great option for architects specifying all types of commercial glass products. The coating lets in plenty of light and the very low SHGC meets the latest energy code standards,” said Chris Dolan, Guardian director of commercial glass marketing.

The Guardian SunGuard brand features the widest selection of industry-leading glass performance products, offering multiple color and appearance options for commercial coatings and a wide variety of application flexibility. SNR 43 is available on five float glass substrates – Clear, UltraWhite low-iron, CrystalGray, Green and TwilightGreen.

Additionally, because SNR 43 is available through the Guardian Select Fabricator network, glazing contractors choosing this product can feel more at-ease with local access and shorter lead times.

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 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

SunGuard, CrystalGray and Guardian Select are registered trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp. UltraWhite and TwilightGreen are trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp.


Amy Hennes


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