CoolVue® glass meets the growing demand for natural day lighting and building transparency, without the heat gain associated with ordinary clear glass. CoolVue® can transmit more than 70% of visible light while blocking more than 50% of solar heat. CoolVue® clear or tinted glass offers similar levels of heat reflection as SolarShield, but CoolVue® provides lower visible reflectivity, which allows through vision by day and at night. CoolVue® is manufactured by laminating a wavelengthselective heat-rejecting coating between two layers of PVB (polyvinyl butyral) and glass. CoolVue® also reduces sound transmission, increases safety and security, and filters up to 99.5% of damaging short-wave UV radiation.
• Solar energy control
• Retail display and ‘view’ windows
• External solar screen
• Industrial and roofing glazing
• Two-way visibility
• Curtain walls
• UV elimination
CoolVue® must be edge-sealed. Please contact Hillside Glass for sealing instructions. The edges of all heat absorbing glass should be polished to reduce the possibility of thermal breakage. The edges must be free of damage such as vents and chips.
The visual appearance of coated glasses is determined not only by the colour of the glass and the coating. It is also influenced by environmental factors such as solar angle, ambient light level and quality, reflections in the glass, and the viewing angle. The nature of coated glass makes it imperative to assess the true colour and reflectance of the proposed product in the context of an existing building, failing which in a full-scale mock-up, before a final selection is made.
Coating : Glazing Guide
CoolVue® is a sided product, meaning that its appearance may vary when viewed from different sides. Our laminates and double glazing are labelled by the factory to indicate the coated side or the side that should face to the outside. Care must be exercised when cutting or glazing to achieve the desired performance and appearance. It is important that the coated side be identified before cutting stock sheets. CoolVue® must be edge sealed prior to glazing. CoolVue® must only be installed with the coating towards the sun.
CoolVue® is manufactured by PFG Building Glass under licence from Southwall Technologies, Palo Alto (California, USA).
CoolVue® is manufactured to the same standards as Southwall Technologies California Series™ laminated glass, which incorporates a high performance ‘heat rejecting’ Coating XIR®.
LAMINATED PRODUCT RANGE
ColourVue™ laminated glass products are made from various combinations of clear and tinted glasses and PVB interlayer. ColourVue™ is available in a wide range of colours to meet a variety of aesthetic, glare reduction and solar control demands. Coloured and patterned interlayers can be used individually or in various combinations to create colourful and distinctive glass facades, partitions and interiors.
SolarVue™ provides medium solar control and a neutral, low reflective appearance in a range of colours. A thin deposit of nickel and chromium eliminates more than 55% of solar heat, while transmitting more than 45% of visible light. SolarVue™ also eliminates more than 99% of damaging UV radiation.
SolarShield® makes it possible to create attractive buildings with highly efficient solar control. The combination of a metallic coating and a clear or tinted PVB (polyvinyl butyral) interlayer is designed primarily to keep out as much of the sun’s heat as possible. In addition to reducing solar heat, SolarShield® also limits the amount of light entering the interior and blocks up to 99% of damaging UV radiation.
CoolVue® glass meets the growing demand for natural day lighting and building transparency, without the heat gain associated with ordinary clear glass. CoolVue® can transmit more than 70% of visible light while blocking more than 50% of solar heat.
E Range™ coated monolithic glass offers superior thermal insulation in standard frames designed for single glazing. E Range™ products reduce heating and air-conditioning costs by keeping more heat in during winter and blocking it out during summer.
Acoustic laminated safety glass is manufactured with a special vinyl interlayer that offers better sound control than traditional polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers. The sound control rating of glass is expressed as a weighted sound reduction index (Rw) measured in decibels (dB).