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Pilkington Solar Control Range

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Contents Energy efficiency in buildings Solar Control – How it works Low-emissivity (thermal insulation) – How it works Introduction to the Pilkington Solar Control range Pilkington Suncool™ range – clear and neutral options, high performance solar control with Pilkington Activ™ Solar Control range – blue and clear options, mid-range solar control and neutral options with both solar control performance with thermal insulation thermal insulation Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ range – tinted Gdańsk, Poland – mid-range solar control performance and thermal insulation Lotos SA office building,...

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Sipoo High School, Sipoo Nikkilä, Finland – Pilkington Suncool™ 66/33 Energy efficiency in buildings Today’s increased use of glass in architecture Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd as part of the and the ever-growing focus on energy efficiency NSG Group is continually developing products are driving building developers, owners and to help specifiers achieve reduced carbon occupants to demand higher-performing emissions. In buildings that would traditionally products than ever before. be air-conditioned or use high levels of artificial lighting our solar control glass rejects unwanted Buildings...

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Solar Control Solar control is a key issue in terms of energy The correct choice of glass can help to reduce saving. In hot conditions or for buildings with the capital outlay, running costs and associated high internal loads, solar control glass is used carbon emissions of a building throughout to minimise solar heat gain by rejecting solar radiation and help control glare. In more temperate conditions it can be used to balance Given the variety of building designs and solar control with high levels of natural light. climatic conditions and the different levels of exposure to solar...

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How it works – Glass controls solar heat Further parameters given to glass are radiation from the sun by reflectance, transmittance and absorptance. For solar control purposes these are defined in terms of the Light transmittance – the proportion of the following parameters: light that is transmitted by the glass Reflectance – the proportion of solar radiation Light reflectance – the proportion of the light reflected back into the atmosphere that is reflected by the glass Direct Transmittance – the proportion of Total Shading coefficient – the ratio solar radiation transmitted directly...

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Low-emissivity Advances in low-emissivity (low-e) glass Our products offer two ways in which this can technology have made windows an essential contributor to energy conservation and comfort, minimising heat loss and internal condensation. By applying a single product which provides The measure of heat loss is usually expressed both solar control and low-emissivity in an in terms of Ug-value, which is the rate of heat Insulating Glass Unit loss in Watts per square metre per degree Kelvin temperature difference between inside By using both a solar control product and and outside (expressed...

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The Pilkington low-emissivity range covers all them in graphic form. You can register to access the online version of the program free of charge from www.pilkington.com/spectrum. ™ On-line products such as Pilkington K Glass and Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ The NSG Group has a long and accomplished history in the production and specification Low Ug-value off-line solutions in the Pilkington Optitherm™ range of glass products which meet and exceed customers’ requirements. Major landmark projects in nearly all countries across the Low-emissivity and solar control properties in globe are...

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Introduction to the Pilkington Solar Control range There are two basic processes for coating glass known as “on-line coating” (such as Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™) and “off-line coating” (such as Pilkington Suncool™). On-line coatings are applied during manufacture of the glass whilst it is still hot, whereas off-line coatings are applied after the glass has been processed. Off-line coatings are generally able to give higher levels of selectivity, thermal insulation and light transmittance than on-line coatings but they require extra care in handling and processing. Both on-line and...

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The Light Building, Leeds – Pilkington Suncool™ 66/33 Pilkington Suncool™ Pilkington Suncool™ is a range of superior solar Pilkington Suncool™ must be incorporated control products with a wide range of visible in an Insulating Glass Unit with the coating light transmittance, reduced solar transmittance on the inside surface of the outer pane. The and excellent low-emissivity all in one superb Pilkington Suncool™ range of products can product. The excellent solar control properties be used with many other Pilkington solutions, of Pilkington Suncool™ can greatly reduce the to achieve...

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Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ combines low- The products can also be combined within emissivity with good solar control in a unique an Insulating Glass Unit with many other range of colours. This type of glass offers a products within the Pilkington range for added range of reflection properties to provide interior glare control for improved aesthetics and design flexibility. The Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ product range was specifically designed for use Pilkington Solar-E™ in countries with a warm climate and offers improved energy-efficiency in both summer...

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Plymouth University, Plymouth – Pilkington Suncool™ 50/25 Pilkington Activ™ Range Pilkington Activ™ is the world’s first self-cleaning glass. Its unique dual-action coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass clear of organic dirt, giving you not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, betterlooking windows. It works in two ways: first it uses daylight to break down organic dirt (such as bird droppings) and then it uses rain to wash any loosened dirt away. Pilkington Activ™ also dries off faster leaving the glass cleaner and with reduced streaks, which...

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