The all-glass entrance has become increasingly popular with architects and interior designers. The glass used for heavy glass doors and entrances is fully tempered, clear or tinted monolithic lites, in any of the following thickness: 3/8” (10mm) ½” (12mm) or 5/8” (16mm.)
Heat soaking is a process utilized to expose NiS inclusions in tempered glass before the glass reaches the field. It involves placing tempered glass inside a chamber and raising the temperature to approximately 290°C to accelerate the nickel sulfide expansion.
Vitrum offers heat-treated glass in both fully tempered and heat-strengthened. These two heat-treated glass products provide distinctively different benefits and performance enhancements.
Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) are designed to provide thermal insulation for building envelopes. They are used to reduce building heat loss and/or heat gain depending on the climate and glass configuration. Insulating Glass Units are sometimes called Double Glazing or Sealed Insulating Glass Units (SIGU).
Spandrel Glass is an opaque glass (not vision glass) used to conceal structural building components such as columns, floors, HVAC systems, electrical wires, plumbing, etc. Spandrel glass is often located between vision glasses on each floor of a building.