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Guardian Glass Launches Guardian CrystalClear Reduced-Iron Glass

The launch of Guardian CrystalClear glass in North America hopes to help architects and designers meet the appeal for a highly transparent glass. More clear and color neutral than standard float glass and available at a lower price point than conventional low-iron glass, this new option is ideal for a wide range of applications throughout the building envelope, and for sectors such as education, healthcare, office, residential and retail.

What Guardian says

“We know that everyone can appreciate a clearer, more color-neutral glass, and Guardian CrystalClear surpasses standard clear to deliver that,” says Alan Kinder, director, commercial segment and technical services, Guardian Glass North America. “Now the look of low-iron is on the table for more projects that might have otherwise settled for less visual impact. This is an attainable upgrade from standard clear glass – in appearance and human experience – that Guardian Glass is proud to offer.”

Product details

Guardian CrystalClear offers 67% greater color neutrality than standard clear glass and 90% visible light transmission. Guardian CrystalClear is available in 6, 8 and 10 millimeter thicknesses and can be produced on jumbo (130 inch by 204 inch) lites.

Guardian CrystalClear rounds out a portfolio of Guardian Glass substrates, which include Guardian UltraClear low-iron glass, standard clear glass, as well as tinted glass options to increase design choice and control.

It combines with select Guardian SunGuard low-emissivity coatings to bring attainable neutrality to high-performance buildings, so that architects can finely tune building aesthetics without sacrificing solar and thermal performance requirements. Upon launch, this Guardian CrystalClear glass can be combined with low-E performance coatings including:

  • SunGuard SNX 70+
  • SunGuard SNX 62/27
  • SunGuard SNX 51/23
  • SunGuard SN 68
  • SunGuard SNR 50
  • SunGuard SNE 50