Glaverbel shows Raywall(R)patterned glass at Batimat

At Batimat, the International Building Exhibition in Paris, Glaverbel featured its recently introduced Raywall(R), a new patterned glass with a prismatic surface available in two versions: Raywall(R) …

At Batimat, the International Building Exhibition in Paris, Glaverbel featured its recently introduced Raywall(R), a new patterned glass with a prismatic surface available in two versions: Raywall(R) 45 and Raywall(R) 90. In addition to its structured graphics, Raywall(R) has light reflection properties which Glaverbel says are ideal for interior arrangements or scintillating frontages. Originally from Glaverbel“s Imagin(R) range, Raywall(R) is a translucent patterned glass whose geometrical design with parallel grooves forms an embossed structure. The design was created in order to reflect the sun to greater advantage when it is high in the sky in summer and when the risks of overheating inside buildings are greatest. Conversely, Raywall(R) allows the sun“s rays to penetrate to maximum effect as regards transmission of light and heat when the sun is low in winter. From an aesthetic point of view the geometry of Raywall(R) creates different shimmering effects according to the season and according to the angle from which the product is viewed. With a thickness measuring 6 mm, Raywall(R) can be tempered, laminated and assembled for double-glazing. This product comes in two functionally and aesthetically distinct versions: Raywall(R) 45 and Raywall(R) 90. When used in exteriors, Raywall(R) 45 and 90 can be used for vertical or inclined walls. Sunlight is reflected from the Raywall(R) 45 most effectively when it is used for skylights, and from the Raywall(R) 90 when it is used for frontages (stairwells, covering of concrete sills and of walls). Use of the Raywall(R) in spandrels can already be seen in a recently completed building, the ABB Power Tower in Baden (Switzerland), where a metallic grill was also placed behind the glass in order to heighten the play of light. Raywall(R), like other types of patterned glass, is also intended for interior use, in partitions, framed doors, sliding doors, shelves, kitchen cupboards, furniture, etc.