Guardian Expands Production Capabilities At its Richburg, SC Plant

SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 Products Now Available in Standard and Large Sheet Sizes.   Guardian Industries has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Richburg, South Carolina plant with the addition of Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 and SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 heat treatable advanced architectural coated glass.SunGuard®SuperNatural 68 and SN 68 heat treatable are low-E products that offer superior solar heat gain performance while maintaining high levels of visible light transmittance, making them ideal for many types of commercial glass applications.

In addition to standard (96” x 130” and 102” x 144”) stock sheets, the plant has added oversize stock sheet capabilities for the heat treatable product that includes 96” x 168”, 98” x 168” and 102” x 168”.* Oversize SunGuard SN 68 HT is available on 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm glass.

“SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 is one of our most popular products, and being able to offer it in a heat treatable version and in large sizes allows us to better meet the needs of our customers and the architectural community,” said Chris Dolan, Guardian director of Commercial Glass Marketing. “Architects are always looking to push the design envelope creating projects using larger lites of glass, and now we can provide that option at our Richburg facility.”

Guardian began its float glass operation in Richburg in 1988. In 2011, Guardian installed an advanced technology vacuum coater that allows the plant to produce SunGuard and ClimaGuard coated glass products, highly energy-efficient glass for commercial and residential applications. The plant also produces Guardian’s textured glass patterns and the Berman Glass editions Berman Glass editions collection, four textures created by renowned glass artist Joel Berman exclusively manufactured and distributed by Guardian. SunGuard SN 68 coatings are available on clear, green, TwilightGreen, gray, CrystalGray and UltraWhite float glass.

For more information, visit www.sunguardglass.com.

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 www.guardian.com.

SunGuard, SuperNeutral, TwilightGreen and CrystalGray are registered trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp. UltraWhite is a trademark of Guardian Industries Corp. *

These products are available subject to coater lead times.

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Date: 16 October 2013
Source: Guardian Industries Corp.

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