Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 56

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS Advanced glass provides comfortable environment inside »»GUARDIAN, A LEADING MANUFACTURER of high performance architectural glass, has introduced Guardian Sun® in the UK and Ireland, a specially coated glass with solar control and thermal insulation (U-value of 1.0 W/m²K) properties, and an internal light reflection rate of 17%, one of the lowest currently available for this type of application. Guardian Sun glass is designed to provide year-round comfort for conservatory walls. With a high level of thermal insulation and a neutral colour, energy-efficient Guardian Sun glass helps to retain the room’s warmth during cold periods whilst its advanced solar control properties block 57% of the sun’s heat, minimising overheating the room during hot periods. This outstanding performance delivers an improved energy balance and makes Guardian Sun ideally suited for wall glazing and window applications in conservatories and orangeries. Home owners benefit from comfort for the whole conservatory by using Guardian Sun glass in conjunction with recently introduced Guardian ClimaGuard® Blue glass for roof applications. In addition to substantial thermal insulation (U-value of 1.1 W/m²K) and solar control properties ClimaGuard Blue filters the sunlight helping to minimise glare, has selfcleaning properties and its blue colour makes even grey, dull days look more appealing. www.guardianglass.co.uk/conservatoryglass Guardian Glass is exhibiting in hall 10/ stand A28 at glasstec (20-23 September 2016) in Düsseldorf, Germany. TECHNOLOGY IS JUST ONE TOUCH AWAY ON SMARTPHONES »»AS OF TODAY A NEW SERVICE IS available to the glass industry in the form of an app for iOS and Android devices. Rolltech has rolled out some extra help in designing and manufacturing IG units with ever more powerful performance, capable of improving the energy efficiency of a building while complying with international standards. The WinUw calculator is the new app developed by the Glass Alliance network company, and available in the App Store for Apple devices and in the Google Play Store for Android, making it easier to quickly calculate the U-value of window and door frames and insulating glass units. This innovative and handy software calculates thermal transmittance of IG units starting with the different spacer profiles in use. After downloading the WinUw app, all you need to do is input some data to get the Psi value for all standard-sized window and door frames created with profiles from the Glass Alliance, the international network composed of Fenzi, Alu-Pro and Rolltech, for worldwide distribution of a vast range of products for manufacturing ultra-high performance IG units. The application is free and also available for use on PCs at this link: www.winuw.de/ rolltech Source: www.fenzigroup.com NEW BASE SHOE HITS MARKET »»C.R. LAURENCE INTRODUCED THE new 9BL base shoe for its TAPER-LOC® Frameless Glass Balustrade System at The FIT Show earlier this year. TAPER-LOC® standard base shoe was introduced to the market a couple of years ago and, says the company, has been very successful so far. According to the business, the system is 50% faster to install than traditional alternatives. For toughened/laminated glass from 12mm-25.52mm thick, it is a dry glaze system, with no need for cement. It is tested to meet the strictest building code requirements BS6180:2011, CEBTP and AbZ. 56 » JUL 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M A spokeswoman for C.R. Laurence said: “The product is unique because it uses a horizontal TAPER-LOC® design, which allows the system to be adjusted, dismantled and re-set. It is ideal for replacing scratched and broken panels in existing applications.” The new 9BL base shoe has the same features and more. It is design Y[[[Y\Y܈ MHPH[\[\^\H\[KHۛH[Z[]Y\[B\Z[PQT\ݘ[ ]\܈[Z[]YY[Y\H LˍL[H KL[BX\ HY\[[\\HK[YY][^YYLY]H Y]HX܋˝\\[˘˝Z‚