Saving energy with functional glass coatings

Apollon sputter systems by Leybold Optics are in world-wide demand.In view of the world-wide climatic changes, energy efficiency has become an explosive topic.

Stringent requirements in structural engineering compel the selection of high-grade structural components. To date, glazing is in many places still considered as energetic leak in the building, but in the meantime, functional coatings on glass substrates considerably contribute towards an improvement of the energy balance.

With its "Apollon" coating systems, the Glass & Solar business unit at Leybold Optics, Alzenau/Germany is setting the benchmark as far as coatings of architectural glass are concerned. During the last few months, two systems were ordered by Asian companies. Further contracts are about to be concluded. Apollon is a flexible, horizontal inline coating system producing functional coatings on architectural glass in an efficient, homogeneous and uncompromising manner. Within a relatively short period of time - approx. 30 seconds – “Apollon 3300” is able to coat glass substrates of up to 20 square metres, i.e. 3.300 millimetre x 6.000 millimetre (width x length).

The annual productivity ranges at around 12 million square metres. The "Apollon 2540" design processes substrates with the dimensions 2.540 millimetre x 3.660 millimetre (width x length), thus approx. 9.5 square metres. The system's high degree of flexibility permits an easy change of both substrate and coating during a production series. Any necessary configuration changes can be directly effected by the customer. High-quality coatings provide for a well-balanced climate inside a building.

Read the full story below.

600450 Saving energy with functional glass coatings
Date: 1 September 2011

See more news about:

Others also read

Proprietary laminate windows collect, store energy; convert it to electricityRIVIERA BEACH, FL – An innovative new patented technology transforms office building windows into "solar farms" and allows these structures to reuse collected energy and become self-sufficient in the event of a power outage.
DALLAS, Texas, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power - Global Market Size, Installation Prices, Module Market Shares, Market Segmentation, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2020' to its store.
The University of Minnesota's historic Folwell Hall completed three years of extensive renovation, just time for the 2011 academic year.
The development of ESG’s privacy glass product, ESG Polyvision™, has quite literally reached new heights.
Michael Gai has been named Vice President of Operations at Glass Doctor, following the recent promotion of Mark Liston to President.
We sincerely thank all our members, friends and visitors for being part of GlassOnWeb and its success during 2011.

Add new comment