Guardian Europe S.a.r.l.

Guardian to Present Its Next Generation of Thermal Insulation Glass for Residential Applications at Glasstec

Düsseldorf, Germany – October 13, 2014 – Guardian Europe unveils ClimaGuard® Premium2 and ClimaGuard Premium2 T - a new generation of thermal insulation glass for residential applications - at Glasstec, Oct. 21-24 in Dusseldorf. These new high performance glass products combine intelligent energy management with high light transmission and solar heat gain.

Energy efficiency is important when it comes to window glazing and new regulations in the European Union are pushing this requirement even further. At the same time, homeowners are requesting a high level of light transmission and an ultimate solar heat gain for thermal insulating windows. Guardian’s new products combine these three criteria in an optimal way.

Guardian ClimaGuard Premium2 offers an exceptional level of light transmission. The result is a higher amount of natural daylight for the home, reducing the need for artificial lighting. Particularly remarkable is its high performance in triple glazing: 74 percent of visible light is transmitted. A colour rendering index of 97 percent for triple and 98 percent for double glazing provides high level of transparency without disruptive reflections.

At the same time, the thermal insulating glass scores with a high solar heat gain due to its great level of isolation. An Ug-value of 0.6 W/m²K in triple and of 1.1 W/m²K in double glazing enables an outstanding level of energy saving. This makes ClimaGuard Premium2 especially suitable for applications in passive house and low-energy constructions.

“ClimaGuard Premium2 excels through superior performance. With this thermal insulating glass, energy management in residential buildings moves to a new dimension,” says Ralf Greiner, Architectural Glass Manager, Guardian Industries.

ClimaGuard Premium2 is available in annealed and temperable version (Premium2 T) on Guardian ExtraClear® float glass and Guardian Lamiglass® and with glass thicknesses from 4 to 10 mm.

About Glasstec Glasstec is the world‘s largest trade fair for the glass industry and its suppliers. Nearly 1,200 exhibitors from around the world will present their innovations in the fields of glass industry, glass machinery and equipment construction, as well as the glazier trade. About 43,000 visitors from more than 80 countries attend Glasstec and the closely related Solarpeq, the trade fair for solar production technology.

About Guardian Industries Corp.: Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products and other building products for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit SunGuard and ClimaGuard are registered trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp. InGlass is a trademark of Guardian Industries Corp.