Guardian Industries: new glass is tops for light transmission and heat gain coefficient

Guardian Industries’ SunGuard SNX 51/23 commercial low-E glass has the highest visible light transmission in its class, low reflectivity and a neutral blue appearance. The glass is designed to meet the most stringent energy codes in North America without sacrificing appearance.

Guardian Industries announces SunGuard SNX 51/23, the first commercial low-E glass product with visible light transmission (VLT) above 50 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient below 0.25, in a standard insulated glass unit.

The newest addition to the Guardian SunGuard portfolio of high performance, low-E glass, triple silver SunGuard SNX 51/23 has the highest visible light transmission in its class, low reflectivity and a neutral blue appearance. The glass is designed to meet the most stringent energy codes in North America without sacrificing appearance.

“No other commercial glass available today offers this much light with so little heat,” says Chris Dolan, Director of Commercial Glass Marketing, Guardian Industries. “SunGuard SNX 51/23 is more neutral blue in appearance, compared to other triple silver low-E coatings, giving architects and designers a brand new option to reduce energy costs.

“Because of its exceptional performance and aesthestics, SNX 51/23 is a great fit for architectural projects across North America,” adds Dolan. “We are receiving a lot of interest from our customers on a wide variety of projects.”

SNX 51/23 is produced at Guardian’s Dewitt, Iowa float glass plant. It is available on clear, green, UltraWhite, CrystalGray, gray and TwilightGreen substrates, in both annealed and heat treatable versions.

The Guardian SunGuard product line for commercial applications offer excellent solar control and a wide variety of colors and performance levels. SunGuard products provide innovative, leading solutions for appearance, economics and energy efficiency, and are available through an international network of Guardian certified Select Fabricators.