Low-E, Low-Iron

The new series Solarban Acuity from Vitro Architectural Glass is designed to provide a truly clear aesthetic. The low-iron glass is 60% less green than ordinary clear glass and can
be combined with the full range of Solarban solar control low-E coatings for enhanced performance, according to the company. It offers clarity for vision glass applications, a truer rendition of colored spandrel glass panels, and eliminates the green cast inherent to conventional clear glass to create a more brilliant aesthetic without compromising project budgets or energy performance, according to the company.


More Than a Pressure Equalizer

Spacer unit manufacturer Swisspacer, in partnership with Veka, provides enhanced features to Swisspacer Air, which works as a pressure equalizer between the inside of an insulating glass unit and the surrounding environment. The added features now include sound insulation, heat insulation and sun protection. The component allows for a larger space between glass, reducing risk of damage caused by climatic stress. This also results in new possibilities for system configurations. The sound insulating qualities of units using this component can reduce noise perceived in the building by approximately 20%, found tests performed by Veka. The sound reduction index of the insulating glass is improved by up to three decibels. With larger airspaces possible, fabricators can use thinner glass, which reduces the weight and makes it easier to install, claims the company. Shading
systems can also be easily implemented in the cavity and the glass will not bend or bulge. Triple and quadruple designs with interior shading systems are possible, while also meeting sound insulation and heat insulation needs.


A New Spectrum

Dip-Tech, a Ferro company, and a provider of digital ceramic glass printing solutions, has released its new Spectrum R digital ink series in black, white, blue, green, red and orange. The new ink series will replace the company’s legacy Spectrum inks, which have been used for over 15 years.

Developed as a way to meet evolving demand and environmental standards, the new series is compatible with all the company’s existing printers. Features include improved chemical and scratch resistance, precise RAL color matching, improved environmental performance, lead and cadmium free, and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)-compliant. It is also fully compliant with the standards of the European directive 2022/65/EU. With the release of the new Spectrum R series,
the older Spectrum inks will be gradually phased out completely by July 2020.

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