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Guardian Glass Will Launch Jumbo Coater in August

Guardian Glass will start its new North American jumbo coater in August. The expansion at the Carleton, Michigan, facility is on-schedule to begin producing Guardian SunGuard-coated jumbo glass soon after the start-up. 

This jumbo coater is Guardian’s 12th, and the first in North America. The company will focus initial production on the most popular double and triple silver SunGuard coated glass for architectural applications. The use of SunGuard coated glass in jumbo sizes – on lites up to 217 square feet – opens up possibilities to architects by delivering expansive views with high performance to their design repertory, say company officials.

“This jumbo coater will create value for North American independent Guardian Selectfabricators by increasing their product offerings and allowing them to reduce inventory and waste,” says Rick Zoulek, vice president – Americas, Guardian Glass. “We’re pleased to soon offer to our North American customers 20 years of jumbo coated glass experience combined with our high performance low-E SunGuard coated glass.”

Customers can order jumbo Guardian Glass products in 130-by-204-inch sizes, and as special orders at 130 by 240 inches. The lites will be available in 6-, 8- and 10-millimeter thicknesses.