Importance of architectural glass usage in designing and performing buildings are not denyable. Glass industry development and producing multi-feature glasses enable solutions for architecture challenges in building constructions.
architectural glass is often of a safety type, which include reinforced, toughened and laminated glasses that manufactured with needed features.
Tempered or toughened glass is high strength glass that is main part of every architectural glass used in construction industry.
Processing normal glass by controlled thermal or chemical treatments enable tempered glass production and further processing based on needed application, result in producing different type of architectural glass such as colored glass, laminated glass and Low-E glass.
Insulating glass is type of processed glass that is sound and heat proof. This glass is made by merging multiple layer of tempered or laminated glass with vacuum or gas fiiled space, the space between layers is the couse of sound and head insulating.
These two features are main reasons that insulating glass is used in buildings.
Laminated glass processed by multi layer tempered glass with specific polymer space that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by the interlayer. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces.
Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered and also for architectural applications.
Bulletproof glass has many applications in different industries include construction. The glass made by multiple layer of laminated glass produced in specific process. More laminated glass layers provide higher bulletproof glass but heavier one, that is why a balance needed between these two aspects based on different applications.
Bulletproof glass is used in buildings that require security, such as jewelry stores, banks and embassies.
Fire-rated glass is a type of tempered glass that has been processed for telorating higher flame temperature. Fire-rated glass has applications in construction industry beside other industries.
Fire-rated glass can telorate temperature up to 4 times and 8 times more than tempered glass and normal glass, So in places which need a higher level of safety, this type of glass could be used. Fire-rated glass holds together when shattered, this feature could reduce fire access to oxygen and prevent fire from spreading.
Smart glass is a glass that its light transmission properties are changed from translucent to transparent when volatage is applied. Using smart glass in envelope of building, creates climate adaptive fetures that enable saving costs for heating, air-condition and lighting.
smart glass adapt its feature from a interlayer that is sensitive to electric volatage, this layer is encapsulated with two layer of tempered or laminated glass. Different type of technologies and materials could be used in interlayer that respond differently to applying voltage and have different properties.
Decorative glass has vast veriety suach as textured glass, digital art, etched glass and colored glass that could be customized based on any kind of needs. The vast veriety of decorative glass enable many type of applications such as decorative glass paneling, kitchen cabinets and decorative glass floors and stairs. In fact using decorative glass make spaces more alive and fresh.
Low-E coatings have been developed to minimize the ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted.
Low-E glass has a really thin, transparent coating that reflects long-wave infrared energy and significant amounts of short-wave solar infrared energy. When the interior heat energy tries to escape to the colder outside during the winter, the Low-E glass reflects the heat back to the inside, reducing the radiant heat loss through the glass. The reverse happens during the summer
This type of glass has been so popular in construction industry due to its long-term cost reduction of heating, coolong and air conditioning.
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