Guardian Glass announces the company is now producing 130 by 240 inch, or “super jumbo,” SunGuard coatings on clear or Guardian UltraClear float glass at its Carleton, Mich., facility.
Guardian is responding to demand from architects who are pushing design boundaries with buildings that maximize views and natural light for occupants in interesting, forward-thinking facades while also reaching energy performance codes and standards.
Independent Guardian Select fabricator Press Glass is capitalizing on this advantage. Press Glass brought its longstanding expertise in super jumbo – its Polish facility fabricates glass up to 275 inches – to North America last year. Its Ridgeway, Va., factory was built to accommodate 130- by 240-inch glass. The fabricator has some of the largest glass sizes available in North America.
That partnership has delivered on projects that range from Press Glass’ Ridgeway facility, which boasts 231- by 115-inch triple insulating glass units that include Guardian SunGuard SNX 51/23 coated glass and SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 coated glass, to the under-construction Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which uses Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/27 coating on UltraClear low-iron glass in a large variety of sizes.
Guardian Glass super jumbo glass is available with multiple high-performance Guardian SunGuardcoatings on clear and UltraClear low-iron substrates, at 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-millimeter thickness. These coatings allow architects and designers greater flexibility to specify coated glass that meets their performance and aesthetic goals.