Planibel Low-E
Description

Owing to AGC’s policy of ongoing research, processors and architects now have access to pyrolytic and magnetron LOW–E glasses that can be toughened, curved and screen-printed. These advances mean that processors can offer their clients an enhanced service, faster turnaround and shorter replacement times. They also open up interesting avenues for architects and façade designers. All of these glasses offer a neutral appearance and a high light transmission rating. The metal oxide particles in the coating reinforce the insulating properties of the glass, thus improving the building’s energy balance.

Planibel A:

A revolutionary new hard coating that meets the highest glass performance expectations for Window Energy Ratings (WERs) without the need for edge deletion. Once assembled in double glazing, it provides:

  • A high solar factor, which maximizes the free solar heat gain (SF: 78% with external sheet Planibel Clearvision).
  • A low U-value that can be further improved by the use of gas filling (argon) and/ or the use of a Warm Edge spacer.

Planibel G and Planibel G fast:

Both glasses are highly rated for their ease of processing. They are easy to toughen and the coating does not need to be edge-stripped. G fast can be toughened with the coating against the rollers, thus improving cycle times by around 15% and enabling the use of all types of furnace (even radiation models). In addition, its scratch-resistant nature actually improves the toughening performance. Planibel G and Planibel G fast both offer very good light transmission and the highest solar gain in its class (SF = 72%). Lastly, both products can be used in single or double glazing.

iPlus Top 1.1 and 1.1T:

The newest arrival in the LOW–E range, TOP 1.1 is a leading-edge glass. With a neutral appearance, it offers a high light transmission level and an appreciable solar heat gain. Planibel Top1.1T guarantees the best thermal insulation rating in its class, with a value of 1.1 W/m²K in an insulating glass unit with 90% argon. Its toughenable version, iPlus TOP 1.1T, is similar in performance and appearance to iPlus Top 1.1. Both products are available on Clearvision for better neutrality and increased free solar heat gain. The TOP 1.1T coat slightly changes its colour after toughening but matches the aesthetics of the existing Top 1.1

iPlus EnergyN and EnergyNt:

This leading-edge product in the LOW‑E range combines thermal insulation with enhanced solar protection. Energy N is a ‘smart glass’, reflecting the sun’s heat and insulating against the cold. In addition to a thermal insulation rating of 1.0 (90% argon), it offers the lowest solar factor in its class (SF = 42%). This innovative glass helps enhance quality of life in both summer and winter, while protecting the environment and reducing energy bills. Energy N is totally neutral, as is its toughenable version, Energy Nt. Both products offer an ideal solution for architects and designers, who can combine them as required. In addition, Energy Nt can be bent and screen-printed (under certain conditions).

Performance:

Consult manufacturer's literature for full performance details of all products.

General information

Uniclass 2015

Pr_25_71_33_88 Thermally toughened glass sheetsPrimary

CAWS

H10/10 Patent glazing

H10/115 Patent glazing

H11/110 Curtain walling

H13/115 Structural glass assembly

L10/10 Wood windows

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Specification data - Thermally toughened glass sheets

Product Reference

Planibel A

Planibel G

Planibel G fast

iPlus EnergyN

iPlus EnergyNt

iPlusTop 1.1

iPlusTop 1.1T

iPlus Advanced 1.0

iPlus Advanced 1.0T

Thickness

Consult manufacturer for available thicknesses.

Product Options

Thermal insulation:

  • Planibel A: U-value =1.4 W/m²K, solar factor = 78%.
  • iPlus EnergyN and Nt: U-value = 1.0 W/m²K, solar factor = 42%.
  • Planibel G and G fast: U-value = 1.5 W/m²K, solar factor = 72%.
  • iPlusTop 1.1 and 1.1T: U-value = 1.1 W/m²K, solar factor = 61%.
  • iPlus Advanced 1.0 and 1.0T U value = 1.0W/m2.K, solar factor = 62%

Third party certifications
  • Cradle to Cradle: Bronze (iPlus low-e products)
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