Falorni Tech Glass Melting Technology

Guardian Glass and Kuraray partner to obtain a DTA for the French market

Guardian Glass and Kuraray have partnered to obtain a Document Technique d’Application (DTA) for the French market, for the compatibility of Guardian SunGuard™ High Durable (HD) coatings (coating against interlayer) and SentryGlas® Xtra™ interlayer material. This combination offers architects and façade consultants a new opportunity to design a building envelope with high strength and energy performance.

Laminated Guardian SunGuard™ HD glass with SentryGlas® Xtra™ interlayer is particularly suitable for monolithic applications such as the outer envelope of double skin façades, canopies or atriums, as well as applications that require high resistance to mechanical and/or wind loads. The DTA validates all glass compositions where SentryGlas® Xtra™ is in direct contact with Guardian SunGuard™ HD coatings.

Combination of benefits
SentryGlas® Xtra™ is part of SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers which are five times more tear resistant and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional PVB interlayers. Aside from its strength, SentryGlas® is much less susceptible to moisture exposure. Due to the structural properties of the interlayer, the use of SentryGlas® can also reduce overall glazing thickness, typically by up to 30 percent. In addition, this reduction in glazing thickness can result in lowering the embodied carbon by approximately 27 percent.

Guardian SunGuard™ HD coatings are made from highly resistant materials, which make them particularly suitable for monolithic applications. Guardian SunGuard™ HD solar control glass offers various aesthetics and external reflectivity, as well as different levels of light transmission and solar factor.

Matthieu Laude, Product Manager at Guardian Glass in Europe, said, “We are delighted to announce this product partnership with Kuraray which further positions our Guardian SunGuard™ HD solar control products as an ideal solution for monolithic applications. Laminated Guardian SunGuard HD glass with SentryGlas® Xtra™ interlayer offers several advantages for customers, not only from the combination of material properties. Having a readily available French DTA certification can save customers time and effort in applying for a certification specific to their project and can reduce the costs associated with this.”

Kuraray production site in Troisdorf, Germany, with typical Japanese cherry blossom, the traditional symbol for beauty, departure and transience – © Rainer Hardtke/Kuraray Europe GmbH

Environmental stewardship and product certification
Both SentryGlas® and SunGuard™ HD products have Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) available. FDES (Fiches de Déclaration Environmental et Sanitaire – Environmental and Health Declaration Sheets) are available for the Guardian coated glass. SunGuard™ HD products are bronze level v3.1 Cradle to Cradle certified®, as are all Guardian float glass, laminated glass and coated glass products manufactured in Europe.

Sign up for free to the glassOnline.com daily newsletter

Subscribe now to our daily newsletter for full coverage of everything you need to know about the world glass industry!

We don't send spam! Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Share this article
Related news