Anti-reflective glazingDespite the excellent transparency of modern glazing, the view from the bright exterior to the darker interior may be hindered by reflections, depending on the viewing angle and incidence of light.
Bird-friendly glazingThe use of glass in architecture with its transparency and reflectivity can influence the perception of the environment.
Ceramic printing on glassEnamels have been carefully developed for printing and firing on normal soda-lime based float glass.
Curved architectural glassArchitects and designers love to interrupt straightness, corners and edges with soft curves.
Design glassIn addition to enameling, other processes are currently available for the production of design glasses.
FacadesGenerally, glass façades must be looked at from two perspectives, namely function and construction.
Special applicationsGlass façades have now established themselves as stylish elements in major offices, hotels and residential buildings. In order to meet requirements on energy efficiency, modern glazing now has high-performance functional coatings that consist of precious metals, which are capable of significantly reducing excessive solar heat gain in summer and the loss of heating warmth in winter.
Despite the excellent transparency of modern glazing, the view from the bright exterior to the darker interior may be hindered by reflections, depending on the viewing angle and incidence of light.
Despite the excellent transparency of modern glazing, the view from the bright exterior to the darker interior may be hindered by reflections, depending on the viewing angle and incidence of light. Shop window glazing in particular can diminish the view of items behind the glass due to reflections.
A standard float glass surface reflects approximately 4 % of visible light. This means a float pane with two surfaces reflects 8 % and a double glazing close to 16 %.
Special anti-reflective coatings, such as GUARDIAN Clarity™, are able to decrease the reflectivity significantly. The coating on both glass surfaces reduces the degree of reflection on glazing with one pane to less than 1 %.
For highest requirements on reducing reflections, all surfaces of a desired glass build up should be anti-reflective coated. Any uncoated float glass surface would increase the visible light reflection by 4 %.
Clarity™ anti-reflective coating is applied on UltraClear low-iron glass as a standard and is available as single and double side coated. It is heat treatable to fully tempered or heat strengthened glass and can be bent using the gravity or tempering technique (→chapter 8.4).
Guardian Clarity is particularly suitable for:
- Retail storefronts.
- Display cases in shops and museums.
- Protection of paintings and other artwork in art galleries.
- Control rooms.
- Architectural entrances.
- Airports/control towers.
- Petrol Stations .
- Car showrooms.
- Hotel Lobbies.
- Rooftop bars.
Looking for anti-reflective glass?
Guardian is able to provide ante-reflective glass enabling you to maximise visibility whilst minimising reflexion.