June 12, 2014 – Guardian now offers SunGuard Spandrel HT, a new glass product designed for building façade spandrel applications that benefits both architects and fabricators.
Spandrel glass is located between a building’s floors or vision glass areas to conceal structural and mechanical components such as columns, floors, HVAC systems, electrical wiring and plumbing. This durable glass product can create a seamless and aesthetically pleasing look to a façade. It can also serve as a way to conceal interior views from the outside.
“Guardian has a long history of providing glass for spandrel applications,” says Chris Dolan, Director of Marketing, North America Flat Glass for Guardian Industries. “Spandrel HT is a natural addition to the SunGuard brand of products, and will help architects and building owners achieve the desired exterior appearance to complement the use of SunGuard coatings.”
Guardian Spandrel HT brings improved uniformity and appearance to spandrel glass with a higher opacity and less potential for streaking; the result is a smooth, matte finish. Architects will now have the ease of specifiying a complete vision and spandrel glass package alongside Guardian SunGuard high performance, low-E coatings.
“For our fabricators, Guardian offers convenience with stock sheets that can be tempered by the customer as needed and easily cut into final sizes,” adds Dolan. SunGuard Spandrel HT is available in white, warm gray and black, and in two stock sheets sizes for better cutting optimization: 96 x 130” and 100 x 144”.
Guardian uses a proprietary coating system for the SunGuard Spandrel HT. During heat-treating, the coating bonds to the glass providing long-lasting beauty. After heat treating, Spandrel HT is permanently fused to the glass surface and has the characteristics of a ceramic frit with increased uniformity from the precision application process.
Spandrel glass can either be used in monolithic applications (#2 surface) or in insulating glazing units. Unlike standard ceramic frit or paint products, SunGuard Spandrel HT may be used in vision (or back lit) areas. Mockups are recommended to ensure the look meets design objectives.
The Guardian SunGuard product line for commercial applications offers excellent solar control and a wide variety of colors and performance levels. SunGuard products provide innovative, leading solutions for appearance, economics and energy efficiency.
Guardian will feature SunGuard Spandrel HT at the AIA Convention in Chicago June 26-28.
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