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Glass as a Versatile Information Medium
Transparent Anti-Slip Properties
The top cover glass, which is also 10 millimetres thick, was produced from the transparent anti-slip glass, Antigliss. In comparison with an anti-slip coating produced using screen printings, it does not impact on the optical effect of the graphics. Through its surface structure, the glass achieves a value of R11 in the evaluation categories of R9 to R13 which are valid for floor coverings. As a result, it is above the requirements stipulated by DIN 51130.
Interactive Glass Elements
A further highlight of the museum is the six large glass showcases with historical aircraft models by Dornier, which can be “brought to life” by the visitor. The transparent glass back walls of the presentation boxes can be made opaque using a sensor button and converted into a projection wall. Using a video projector, film sequences and additional information can then be projected onto the glass. The constructions were created using the special composite glass, Lamex Transopac by Glas Trösch.
“The row of glass showcases shows a long-range effect when transparent. At a glance, the visitor can see models from different eras. By converting the back wall, detailed information is superimposed. The visitor is then captured by the relevant showcase in a certain era,” explains planner Christoph Längle from Atelier Brückner about the concept of the exhibition showcases. As with the glass floor panel, various information levels have been refined on the showcases, which can be superimposed or faded out by shifting the glass surfaces. The switching process is electrical and takes less than 100 milliseconds. The alignment of the integrated LCD crystals occurs with a potential of 60 Volts with 25 Watt capacity per square metre.
Glass Refinement at glasstec 2010
glasstec 2010 will present the latest refinement techniques for glass between 28 September and 01 October 2010. From traditional screen printing to the latest developments in large-scale digital printing and switchable glazing for internal and external use – the world’s largest trade fair for the glass industry will be showing the whole range.