Glaverbel wins medal at Batimat for EnergyNT

Glaverbel was awarded a silver medal in the “Joinery-Shutters-Solar Protection“ category for EnergyNT, the first toughenable dual function glass, at the 2005 Innovation Awards organised by Batimat, …

Glaverbel was awarded a silver medal in the “Joinery-Shutters-Solar Protection“ category for EnergyNT, the first toughenable dual function glass, at the 2005 Innovation Awards organised by Batimat, the largest construction show in Europe. The awards ceremony was held at the Htel de Ville in Paris on 7 November 2005, and was attended by the judges, French construction professionals and the deputy mayor of the city. EnergyNT coated glass combines enhanced thermal insulation and solar protection. The vacuum-applied metal oxide coating can be toughened by processors, making the product the first “ready-to-toughen“ coated glass combining these two functions to hit the market. The key benefit for processors is that they can use their own toughening furnaces, thus cutting turnaround times. Since EnergyNT has the same neutral appearance as non-toughenable EnergyN, both glasses can be used in the same faade if required. In terms of performance, EnergyNT offers thermal insulation of up to 1.1 W/(m2.K) and enhanced solar protection of up to 45% depending on the assembly (i.e. it blocks 55% of the heat produced by the sun“s rays). A wide variety of processing methods can be also be used on EnergyNT, including bending and silk-screen printing. “This award confirms the value of the innovation policy we have been pursuing for many years – especially in coated products,” said Glaverbel CEO Arthur Ulens. Since its launch a few months ago, EnergyNT has already been used in several major projects, including Riverside II in Dublin, Warsaw airport and Ikea in Gdansk, Poland.