High-tech on the glass surface

The quality of the optical surface is particularly important on the transparent material glass. At the same time, the surface offers unique possibilities to add extra functionality to glass products, A number of product properties such as transparency, reflection or emission capacity for electro-magnetic radiation can be critically affected by the surface.

Energy saving with coating technology

The energy saving properties of heat insulating glass are mainly the result of state-of-the-art coating technology. The same applies to the properties of solar protection glass. Both types of functional glass owe their effectiveness to the coatings, which are applied to the glass surface in a process known as the “magnetron technique”.

Low reflection glass

Low reflection glass is called for where any reflection must not, or should not, hamper the view. This is relevant in a number of safety applications, and also, for example, in display window units for exclusive products, or the display of exhibits behind glass. Special coating techniques can help eliminate the reflection of light on the glass surfaces almost completely. Low-reflection glass enables the combination of low-reflection glass surfaces with heat insulating properties.

“Low maintenance” glass

How does glass react to contaminants and dirt of any kind? The glass surface is also critical here. New materials and technology on the surface of the glass help make it easier to maintain glass surfaces and increase the length of time until it needs to be cleaned again. Glass surfaces can be coated in such a way that any liquids just “drip off”. On the other hand, there are also coatings where water forms an even film. It is also possible to create coatings which can destroy organic dirt. 

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