Windows were previously considered to be thermal bridges, letting in the cold in winter and creating an unpleasant greenhouse effect in summer. This results from glass being not only transparent to the human eye, but also to infra-red rays, thus allowing thermal radiation to pass through virtually unhindered.
Float glass is coated to reduce this negative effect. The coating's objective is to influence the transmittance characteristics of glass to the extent that it meets current, energy-specific requirements, including elements like lower levels of thermal dissipation. The total energy transmittance and the thermal conductivity coefficient represent vital factors in window glass.
In terms of the variety of building shapes, from residential properties to office facilities and conservatories, contemporary insulation glazing must satisfy a wide range of requirements in relation to light and energy transmittance. Either solar control glass or thermal insulation glass can be used depending on building layout.
Euroglas applies the offline method in production. After having been cut, float glass is inserted into a system with various vacuum chambers – the magnetron sputter method. This is why coated glass is also referred to as sputtered glass.
There is consequently no universal coating for any application, but an accurately coordinated range of thermal, combination and solar protection coatings. Further glass coatings prevent the formation of condensation or glass corrosion.
These are the products in our SILVERSTAR brand.