INSULATED GLASS

Insulated Glass units are basically multiple layered glass panes that have a very dry air or inert glass between glass panes. The glass panes are hermetically sealed. Any use of two thicknesses of glass, separated by an air space, within an opening, to improve insulation against heat transfer and/or sound transmission. In factory-made double-glazing units the air between the glass sheets is thoroughly dried and the space is sealed airtight, eliminating possible condensation and providing superior insulation properties.

BENEFITS OF INSULATED GLASS UNITS

• Thermal Insulation: The primary reason for using Insulated Glass units is to cut down on thermal heat coming from outside. Thermal Insulation primarily depends upon the dryness of the air inside the IGU, as well as the quality of the hermetic seal.
• Structural Strength: Insulated Glass units are typically extremely heavy. For example, a 2 mtr x 1 mtr Insulated Glass unit using 6mm + 4mm glass weighs around 60 kg. Additionally in certain applications like structural glazing, Insulated Glass units often act as structural members of the building.
• Fogging: Insulated Glass units provide better protection against fogging than a single pane of glass.
• Lower Energy Costs due to less solar heat gain.
• Entry of Sun Light without solar heat gain in interiors.
• Suitable for countries with hot environment like the Gulf region.

PROPERTIES OF INSULATED GLASS

• Double or Triple pane Insulated glass units separated by aluminium spacers
• Thicker spacers made on special order
• No contact of desiccant with ambient air
• Primary sealant: First line of defense for the hermetic seal.
• Secondary sealant: Polyurethane, Polysulphide and/or Silicone based from reputed manufacturers.
• Step Glazing
• Any shape for which a drawing can be made, Example: Oval, arches, triangular, hexagonal etc. (min. size limitations for bending apply)

TECHNICAL DATA

• Max. Size: 2000mm x 2700mm
• Min. Size: 170mm x 350mm
• Automatic Glass Insulating line
• Capable of insulating different glass combinations.
• Air space available from 6mm to 24mm.

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