Guardian Showcased New Solar Glass Products at Solar Technology Summit in Abu Dhabi

Auburn Hills, Mich., June 3, 2009 – Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries presented the newest additions to its line of solar glass products at the 2009 CSP, CPV and Thin Film Technology Summit MENA in Abu Dhabi, UAE (June 2-3).

Guardian will demonstrate its EcoGuard Solar Boost laminated product for concentrating solar power (CSP), which provides best-in-class solar reflectivity, concentrating efficiency and durability.

Guardian has a long-standing presence in the Middle East market that dates back almost three decades, including its role as the first company engaged in glass making in the Middle East and Northern Africa region nearly 12 years ago. Guardian has glass manufacturing plants in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Ras al Khaimah, UAE. It is continuing its support of the region with a strong commitment to float glass as well as coated glass products. Guardian operates the region’s most technologically advanced glass coater at its Ras al Khaimah facility.

“With our partners in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and the continued innovation of our coated glass products, Guardian has firmly established itself as the glass industry leader in the region,” said Scott Thomsen, CTO and VP of Guardian’s Science & Technology Center. “Our products deliver optimal performance and add value to our customers, helping them grow their businesses. Guardian is using solar products like CSP to expand our presence in the region and diversify our business offering of energy-saving and generating products.”

Guardian is the only global glass manufacturer with investments in the UAE. "Only the world’s leading manufacturers have the resources to drive technology forward," said Chuck Croskey, vice president, Asia and Middle East. "Leading-edge technology only comes to markets where the global players maintain a direct presence.”

In key regions around the world, Guardian manufactures EcoGuard Float, a low-iron float glass designed to maximize solar energy transmission in a variety of applications, EcoGuard Solar Boost monolithic parabolic mirror and EcoGuard Pattern, a low-iron pattern glass designed to maximize solar energy transmission and enhance photovoltaic module performance in a variety of applications. It also manufactures advanced architectural glass called Guardian SunGuard, as well as glass for residential, electronic and interior applications.

A global manufacturer of high-quality glass for more than 75 years, Guardian has diverse product and technology pipelines that consistently generate high-performance glass products for a wide range of industries. A stable, privately-held company with an international solar asset base, Guardian is well positioned to provide the solar market with superior solutions that address current and future market needs.

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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 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit

EcoGuard is a registered trademark of Guardian Industries Corp.


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