Façade trends are changing rapidly from distinctly blue, green or even brown tones to more neutrality less bright colours. Glas Trösch Group has already responded in giving the architectural world much more neutrality through its extensive SILVERSTAR High Performance coated glass product range.
The key innovation is to have better neutral appearance of façades thanks to the magnetron coating process. Each pane of glass reflects the light to a greater or lesser extent and therefore creates a reflection colour that can vary considerably. The intensity of the colour depends on the degree of light reflection.
Glas Trösch manages to avoid these intense colours by supplementing the silver layers with intermediate layers of metal oxides. These reduce the light reflection and thus make the glass look more neutral. Products that are now in particular high demand include the SILVERSTAR COMBI layers with a light grey shade, available in various levels of light transmission from 70% to 40% and g values from 0.35 to 0.22.
For example, the SILVERSTAR COMBI Grey 40/22 with its low g-value is particularly suitable for those that want to achieve very low carbon energy efficient buildings. These coatings will also help for LEED and BREAM certifications.