Saving energy with glass
Climate protection, the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and increased efficiency of components that consume energy – such as buildings, for example – are necessary measures that are accepted worldwide in order to preserve the quality of life for future generations.
Low-e coatings from arcon can play a significant role here. The use of these coatings in insulating glass gives windows outstanding thermal insulation, while at the same time the warming infrared radiation can enter the building and create solar heating. arcon low-e coatings are a major element in reducing the energy consumption of buildings.
High-quality low-e glass types
The production of the arcon low-e coatings is carried out by the high-performance cathode sputtering process in vacuum. Noble gas ions are accelerated and „fired" at noble metal targets. The dislodged atoms condense as a layer of material on the glass. The individual layers are applied atom by atom in this way. These layers are highly reflective and have low emittance (low-e) in the long-wave IR range and thereby reduce heat losses.
arcon low-e coatings can be applied to nearly all architectural glass types up to a thickness of 12 mm: Float glass, tempered safety glass, printed tempered safety glass, enamelled tempered safety glass, alarm tempered safety glass, heat strengthened glass, laminated safety glass and several ornaments, all clear or dyed in the smelt. arcon low-e coatings must always be employed in insulating glass.