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Benefits Of Low Iron Glass

Handling

The durable, pyrolytic Low Iron coating means that our thermal control Low Iron can be handled using standard float glass techniques. And, this durability means that it is also ideally suited for use in storm windows.

Cutting

Cutting is as simple as cutting ordinary clear glass. No special tools are needed. You may want to cut it "coating side up" to minimize marking from the cutting table edges. This marking will not affect the Low Iron properties, but might require special cleaning.

Virtually Unlimited Shelf-Life

Unlike soft coat Low Iron glass, it can be stored indefinitely with absolutely no loss in performance, minimizing inventory loss.

Washing

Automatic washing machines using clean hot water and detergents can be used just like on ordinary clear glass.

Tempering

Our thermal control Low Iron may be readily tempered or heat-strengthened, if required, because the durable coating can withstand the required furnace temperatures. Because all Low Iron coatings reflect radiant heat, when the coating side is up, the glass may require a longer furnace cycle to achieve uniform temperature.

No Edge Deletion

Preparation time is reduced further since, unlike soft coat Low Iron glass, no edge deletion is required prior to fabrication.

Insulating Glass Units

Low Iron coatings applied to two surfaces of an insulated glass unit significantly reduce the center-of-glass u-factor. Infrared heat is room heat generated inside a building. It is heat at or near room temperature. Adding a Low Iron coating to the surface reflects infrared heat back into the house, reducing the amount of radiant heat loss through the glass.

Laminating

Low e Glass can also be laminated with polyvinyl butyl (PVB) with no adverse effects on performance, provided it is accomplished with the coating side out.