New solar control glass from Guardian Glass
New solar control glass from Guardian Glass offers extreme neutrality and the highest light transmission to support architects’ desire for natural day lighting plans.
Guardian solar control glass gives architects freedom to play with colours and reflections on the BNL-BNP Paribas HQ in Rome
Guardian solar control glass gives architects freedom to play with colours and reflections on the BNL-BNP Paribas HQ in Rome
Guardian Glass introduces Guardian SunGuard® SNX 60 and SNX 60 Ultra
Guardian Glass is introducing a new addition to its eXtra Selective family of solar control glass: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 60. SNX 60 is ideal for commercial facade applications that require high performance, energy efficiency and improved aesthetics.
Guardian Glass approves engineering design spend for additional float glass facility in Poland
Guardian Glass is spending $1.5 million for detailed engineering designs and site reviews for a potential second float glass facility in Poland. Guardian Glass currently operates a float glass plant in Czestochowa, Poland and is considering adding capacity with a second plant to meet its customers’ growing demand for coated and fabricated glass products in both the commercial and residential sectors.
Unique Edge Enamelling System Technology Cuts Lead Times for Cut-to-Size Coated Architectural Glass
Guardian Introduce True Edge Application (TEA) a unique edge enamelling system technology that cuts lead limes for cut-to-size coated architectural glass.
Improve safety, aesthetics and productivity with new Guardian Deco HT™ lacquered glass
Guardian Glass has introduced a new temperable lacquered glass for decorative applications in areas where safety is a concern or glass is exposed to high temperatures.
- Available in Black & White
- Heat Treatable
- Productivity benefits for fabricators
Guardian Glass Announces Prize Winners In The Guardian Student Design Challenge 2016
Guardian Glass announces prize winners in the Guardian Student Design Challenge 2016 Showcasing interior application ideas for anti-reflective glass in the living, working, cultural or leisure environment
Guardian invites glasstec visitors to be inspired
Under its motto of “Inspirations in Glass”, Guardian Glass will present at glasstec 2016 (20-23 September, Düsseldorf, Germany)
Guardian Clarity™ glass to help showcase the British Museum’s first major exhibition of underwater archaeology.
The British Museum will this year provide the UK public with an up-close look at a stunning collection of artefacts discovered Mediterranean seabed.
Guardian launches ClimaGuard® Blue self-cleaning solar control glass for conservatory roof applications
Guardian is pleased to announce the launch of it's newest glass innovation, Guardian ClimaGuard® Blue is a self-cleaning glass that combines solar control, thermal insulation and glare reduction in a single dual coated pane of glass, with a blue appearance.
Guardian UK earns ‘responsible sourcing’ certification
Guardian Industries UK Ltd. (Guardian) has earned the coveted BES 6001 accreditation for its responsible sourcing of materials. After independent assessment by the British Standards Institution, the awarding body, Guardian UK received a “Very Good” score, highlighting the company’s long-term focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Guardian welcomes UK expansion by Cornwall Glass
Guardian Glass UK is pleased to see one of its UK customers in strong growth mode as Independent manufacturer’s new Plymouth plant helps expand the reach of Guardian SunGuard® glass range.
Promuseum helps French multi-media library open a new chapter with Guardian Clarity™ anti-reflective glass
The Médiathèque Pierre Amalric d’Albi (Albi Médiathèque) houses many rare, valuable and historical books. In early 2015, the library wanted an impressive, 7-meter-long showcase to house the contents of a major new exhibition that was due to open this fall. Albi Médiathèque Director Jocelyne Deschaux found the solution with Guardian Clarity™
glass with help from Promuseum, a supplier specialized in sourcing materials and equipment for museums, public spaces and cultural sites
Fight condensation on windows in winter with Guardian ClimaGuard® Dry glass
External condensation on windows is a problem that inevitably affects many modern houses and apartments in autumn. Condensing water not only looks unappealing, but also can affect visibility. The choice of ClimaGuard® Dry by Guardian’s Glass Group in Europe is a way to get rid of “steamy windows” while maintaining excellent insulating properties.
Guardian Glass UK’s new waste heat recovery system to drive energy efficiency in the glass sector
Guardian Industries’ Glass Group has invested more than £4 million to develop and implement a customized Waste Heat Recovery System (WHRS) at its Goole glass manufacturing plant. The company embarked on the WHRS project at the start of this year at the East Yorkshire plant.
Guardian SunGuard® solar glass provides butterflies a safe haven
Butterflies are beautiful and delicate creatures – and very climate sensitive. So when planners were designing the Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden in Konya, Turkey, they recognised it was vital to secure the best, most reliable means of maintaining stable heat and humidity in the butterfly house. The ideal product for the job: Guardian SunGuard eXtra Selective triple silver glass technology.
Guardian provides Clarity™ glass for Egyptian museum exhibit in Paris
How do you best display and safeguard rare artifacts – many of which have been resting at the bottom of the sea for centuries? This was not a hypothetical question, but rather a real challenge facing the Arab World Institute, or l’Institut du Monde Arabe, in Paris. Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe, gave the institute the clarity it needed.
New Dielectric Mirror a good reflection on Guardian
We are pleased to announce the launch of Dielectric Mirror to the Guardian portfolio of glass products. Dielectric mirror is the ideal solution for both interior and exterior design applications enabling display screens to be disguised by mirror when switched off
Guardian offers enhanced Acoustic Calculator 2.0
Guardian is pleased to introduce our new and improved Guardian Plus Acoustic Calculator 2.0, now with more comprehensive functionality and over 37,000 glazing configurations it's easier than ever to assess the acoustic performance of different glazing configurations.
Guardian adds SunGuard® production to UK facility after coater upgrade
Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe, has invested more than £3 million to upgrade the production line at its Goole plant in East Yorkshire. By completing the upgrade of its magnetron glass sputter coater, the facility now is able to make all of the more advanced coatings for its popular Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® (SN) product series at the UK plant.
Guardian Europe moves to new HQ in Bertrange, Luxembourg
Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe, has opened a new headquarters office in Bertrange, Luxembourg. Approximately 120 personnel have relocated from their current offices at the company’s production site in Dudelange, Luxembourg.
Clearly smarter and brighter – New Guardian SunGuard Glass options
New to the Guardian SunGuard range are two solar control options which take glass coating technology to the next level. SunGuard SuperNeutral 70/35 offers exception performance in a glass that looks so neutral it could almost be mistaken for a Low E. Whilst SunGuard High Durable Diamond 66 is designed to help your building stand out in a crowd, offering a clear glass with a very high reflective surface which will make a bold statement out of any project.
Clearer than glass - New Guardian Clarity
Guardian is please to announce the launch of Clarity, a magnetron sputter coated anti-reflective glass, ideal for any application where distracting reflections have a detrimental impact on the views or products behind glass
Join Guardian at Glasstec - Stand F43 in Hall 10
This year Glasstec return to Düsseldorf in Germany on 21st to 24th October, for the Glass and Glazing industries largest trade show. Visit stand F43 in Hall 10 and see all of our latest product innovations, from new SunGuard options to advance sputter coatings which expand the mind to applications for glass and glazing
Guardian Glass UK launches BIM objects to meet the needs of a changing market
We are pleased to announce the launch of BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects for all Guardian Glass UK products. These have been created by the Royal Institute of British Architects for Guardian to meet the needs of architects and designers using this next generation of digital design for architectural projects.
Guardian Glass launch free online CPD training centre for glass & glazing
The Guardian Plus technical centre has been updated with new features and benefits. Part of the technical centre upgrade is our new online training facilities, where you can watch short educational films associated with glass and glazing, then follow up with online training through our CPD accredited online training programme
Solve acoustic enquiries quickly and easily with Guardian Plus
Sound control is playing a major role in nearly all new projects leading to more and more inquiries for the acoustic performance of glass and glazing. The Guardian Plus Acoustic Calculator offers the ideal way to resolve acoustic enquiries
Guardian SunGuard SNX 50/23 – Natural light with half the heat
SunGuard SNX 50/23 is the newest member of our SunGuard eXtra Selective glass range. Using triple silver glass coating technology, SNX 50/23 has the highest selectivity ratio of any of our SunGuard products, allowing twice as much light through the glass compared to the radiant solar heat it lets in. Combined with an ultra low 1.0 U value SNX 50/23 is one of the most technically advanced glasses we have produced to date
New ClimaGuard DS is a durable soft coat alternative to hard coat Low E glass
New to the Guardian ClimaGuard range of Low Emissivity glass is ClimaGuard DS, a single stock Low E with similar mechanical durability to hard coat Low E glass. Unlike other soft coat Low E, ClimaGuard DS does not require edge deletion making this the ideal alternative for IGU manufacturers currently using hard coat Low E glass.
New ClimaGuard A 1.1 joins the Guardian range of Low E glass options
We are pleased to announce the launch of ClimaGuard A 1.1. The new single product 1.1 U value Low E glass has been developed to supersede the old dual product ClimaGuard Premium and Premium T2.
New ClimaGuard A+ offers the very best Window Energy Rating results
ClimaGuard A+ now has improved performance figures which offer the very best Window Energy Rating results. Whilst retaining the same low centre pane U value of 1.2 W/m2K, the new advanced ClimaGuard A+ provides a higher g value making it easier than ever before to achieve A ratings or higher under the Window Energy Rating schemes.
Guardian joins Edgetech to answer the triple glazing question
Edgetech will be hosting the Triple Glazing Question at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Thursday 10th April. The event will address the issues associated with triple glazing, from manufacturing to technical performance. There will be a limited number of places available so visit www.tripleglazingq.co.uk now to book your place.
New SuperNeutral Solar control from Guardian Glass
New to the SunGuard SuperNeutral range is SN 29/18, this new solar control glass has an exceptionally low solar factor of 18% and a low light transmission of 29% to reduce glare, a 1.1 U value helps to complete the products performance. All of this is achieved in a surprisingly neutral glass with just a 10% colour distortion making this perfect for our SuperNeutral range.
Guardian’s new single product solution for 1.0 U value performance
ClimaGuard A 1.0 is the newest addition to our ClimaGuard range and achieves 1.0 U value performance in a standard double glazed unit on surface 3. ClimaGuard A 1.0 is also a single stock product which can be used both annealed and toughened. Find out more about the newest addition to our ClimaGuard range.
Is the industry ready for anti external condensation glass?
Now we have bid farewell to the summer and the autumn temperature begins to drop, we see a return of external condensation on our energy efficient windows. With the economy finally starting to show signs of recovery and banks less averse to lending; is the glass and glazing industry ready for Anti External Condensation Glass like our ClimaGuard Dry
All about the look - SunGuard High Durable Silver 70
New SunGuard High Durable Silver 70 HD is the vainest product in the SunGuard solar control glass ranges. The HD Silver 70 doesn't aim for the normal energy efficient glass coating target, so the question is: what makes the SunGuard High Durable Silver 70 the right glass for new projects
New names and ranges for Guardian SunGuard
Our SunGuard products are practically synonymous with solar control glass, however as the range has grown and technology has advanced to accommodate new coatings, the family of SunGuard products has developed to a point where a little restructuring is required. Now with new names and ranges SunGuard is better than it has ever been
Guardian RIBA accredited CPD's help drive glass specifications
At Guardian we work closely with Architects and Specifiers to help them to select the right glass to achieve the best performance and aesthetic appearance. For most projects glass is one of the key materials helping to characterise the facade. Advanced technology now means glass can also reduce demands on mechanical cooling and heating, whilst also creating a comfortable environment. Our RIBA accredited CPD's have been created to help demystify the applications for glass and it's capabilities
Industry top 30 most influential for 2013
Another year and another Window Industries Magazine - Top 30 most influential members of our illustrious industry. Mark Bristow returns to the Top 30 for 2013
Design diversity with SatinDeco acid etched glass
SatinDeco is our acid etched translucent glass, it is ideal for any number of applications, fixtures and fittings. However, the key to SatinDeco is its diversity, supplied using clear or low iron glass, it can be laminated with clear, acoustic or coloured interlayer’s, it can even be supplied mirrored to create a unique design application
Guardian SunGuard SNX is leading the way in "Triple Silver" glass coating technology
Our new SunGuard SNX 60/28 is rapidly growing in popularity as more and more architects and specifiers demand the highest level of performance and appearance on their projects. Find out why SunGuard SNX 60/28 sits amongst the very best in modern triple silver glass coating technology
Free acoustic calculator attracts hundreds of new members to Guardian Plus
The new Guardian Plus acoustic calculator is proving to be a priceless asset for Guardian Plus members. The new revised version put's the table online so there is no need to download it and uses some of the most advanced web based technology to create an interactive table or results that you can tailor to suit your needs. The new version in now compatible on all web based formats, including Smartphones, Tables, PC's, Laptops, and Mac's.
Guardian triple celebration brings all area's of the industry together
Our Triple Anniversary Celebration was a resounding success, guests from all corners of the industry joined us in celebrating 10 years of float glass manufacture, 5 years of our laminating line and the first year of magnetron glass coater. We were joined by many key faces from the glass and glazing industry as well as architects and specifiers, the support from the industry was outstanding and we'd like to thank everyone that attended for taking time out of their day to join in our celebration
The Return of ClimaGuard Premium
Our popular ClimaGuard Premium 1.1 U value Low E glass is once again available in the UK. Having re-engineered the coating layer stack for the temperable version using the same technology as ClimaGuard A+, ClimaGuard Premium T2 has now superseded the old temperable version and offers vastly improved durability and stability through the tempering process
Guardian Industries Introduces Reveal: Glass Innovation for Both Light and Privacy
Guardian Industries now offers interior designers and architects a product solution that enables them to design with glass without sacrificing privacy: Guardian Reveal, the company’s newest interior glass innovation.
Dispelling some of the myths about the CPR for installers
The CPR applies to window installers in the same way that it does any company putting a product onto the market. This means that windows being installed must all be CE marked and compliant by the time they are fitted. However, there are some exceptions to help small businesses which you may not be aware of...
Join the Triple Anniversary Celebration at the Guardian UK Plant
It’s been 10 years since we opened the UK plant. We've successfully managed to navigate a double dip recession and managed to achieve growth in a contracting market. We greatly attribute this achievement to our continued support of the Independent Glass & Glazing Industry. In this Triple Anniversary event we are celebrating 10 years of the float line, 5 years of the laminating line and the official opening of the coater and we want you to celebrate with us...
Clearly the best for high performance IGU's - ClimaGuard Dry
ClimaGuard Dry is one of the first anti external condensation glasses available on the market leading the way in glass innovation. Originally developed in 2010 ClimaGuard Dry is now available in the UK offering a definitive solution for the occurance of external condensation
Use ClimaGuard Low E glass to create triple glazed windows that achieve the Passivhaus standard
A rated windows are now common place within the industry, more companies sell A rated windows as standard than ever before. So where do you go from here to differentiate your products from the competition? The Passivhaus window standard takes a technical approach to windows and proves why triple glazing is essential when trying to reduce energy bills.
Guardian gets a clear win at the Olympic Park
After years of preparation work, we are pleased to confirm we secured virtually all of the glass specification for the Olympic Village. Close work between Paul Anderson (Our SunGuard architectural sales manager) and Lendlease who were both the client and the developer for the Olympic village, saw Guardian SunGuard SN 70/41 used throughout the project.
All in all 120,000 meters of Guardian Glass were used on the Olympic village, a split between SunGuard High Selective SN70/41 & LamiGlass
Guardian Industries’ SunGuard EC is one of USGlass magazine’s 2012 Products of the Year
Guardian SunGuard EC, developed in cooperation with View, is an advanced technology glazing that helps commercial architects achieve net zero buildings
Competitors glass out and Guardian SunGuard in for Old Broad Street, London
Despite working on the original specification for 125 Old Broad Street (The Stock Exchange Tower) the final glass selection went to one of our competitors. However, in 2009 the decision was made to replace the entire heat treated facade with annealed, laminated glass. We were fortunate enough to be chosen for the glass replacement with 16,000 m2 of Laminated SunGuard High Selective SN 62/34 covering the glazed facade ensuring exceptional energy efficiency with unspoiled views over London
ClimaGuard A+ consistently reliable Low E glass
Now manufactured entirely on our new magnetron glass coater at Goole, ClimaGuard A+ is rapidly becoming one of the leading Low E glass options on the market. We greatly attribute this success to the consistently high quality and exceptional durability ClimaGuard A+ offers during manufacturing and processing, find out why ClimaGuard A+ is the right Low E glass for you and your business
Free glass industry training sessions for Guardian Plus members
As a Guardian Plus member you are eligible to attend free Guardian training sessions on glass and glazing. During January we are running level 1 and level 2 training sessions, these have since been fully booked within a day of the dates being announced. However, we will be running further training sessions over the coming months, so keep an eye on the Guardian Plus notice board for the next dates to be released and find out more about the training sessions here
Guardian Plus reaches new heights before Christmas
The first 3 months of Guardian Plus have been a soaring success, find out whats new and how the programme has developed since its launch in September...
Guardian's advanced Low E glass ClimaGuard A+ keeping you warm this winter!
Since our advanced Low E glass ClimaGuard A+ has been manufactured on our new magnetron coating line at Goole, the interest for ClimaGuard A+ has been phenomenal, with the coater running 3 shifts to satisfy demand. As the onset of winter beckons, which Low E will you be considering to keep you and your customers warm this winter? Many are choosing ClimaGuard A+
Pablo Isasmendi named president of British Glass for 2013
We are proud to announce that Pablo Isasmendi, Managing Director of Guardian UK has been named president of British Glass for 2013
Glass News talks Magnetron Glass Coaters & Guardian Plus
Glass News were one of the many visitors who came to the Guardian plant at Goole during the 3 day coater launch. If you haven't seen the double page spread in the popular industry paper view their take on the coater launch and our Guardian Plus programme...
The future of housing is “off the shelf” and uses Guardian SunGuard Glass
Cub by Cube Housing Solutions is a model of "off the shelf housing" which meets all the eco and sustainable credentials. Prefabricated modular design which is pre-certified to meet code 5 of the code for sustainable homes: the Cub houses can run on as little as £1 per week for hot water and heating. Find out how Guardian SunGuard HP glass helped achieve these ultra low carbon credentials...
Guardian’s three day coater launch a tremendous success
With an almost continuous flow of attendees visiting the plant over the three days, Guardian UK's three day coater launch event was a tremendous success!
Glasstec 2012 a huge success for Guardian Industries
This years Glasstec has proven to be an unbridled success! For the first time in many years, Guardian held a full stand at the event in a prime location at the centre of Hall 10.
New Guardian Glass Configurator now available
Try our new Guardian Glass configurator, with a more streamline design and regional settings to ensure that only the products available to you from the UK are listed for calculation.
Energy balance is the key to added value sales
With energy saving in mind, why not take the benefits of advanced glazing, which reduces energy consumption and increases comfort in our homes, as a niche to provide exceptional service and essentially add value to your product range?
The Cutty Sark once again rides the waves
The Cutty Sark once again rides the waves, however this time on a sea of SunGuard High Selective glass
Guardian Industries exhibits at Düsseldorf 2012
New Photovoltaic glazing units from Guardian
PV integrated into insulating glass units to provide transparency, light and energy