60mm Wings – External u glass

U glass for external applications is 262mm wide, has 60mm deep wings and is 7mm thick depth, and can of course also be used internally. The joints of U glass walling are silicone pointed with a minimum joint width of 3mm.

Saint Gobain U glass has a frosted appearance and the textured surface is on the outside face. The surface makes the glass opaque, but is a very fine finish and does not create issues with cleaning or maintenance. The opaque nature of the product does not reduce the daylight transmission.

U glass can be extruded with stainless steel wires which creates a pinstripe effect. The wired style is highly aesthetically pleasing.

Not only is this an attractive feature, the wires also enhance the U glass’s safety performance. If the glass is impacted to breaking point, the wires will reduce the size of glass shards and will also assist in holding part of the glass blade in place.

Clear Glass Types:

Extra clear glass is manufactured with a low content of iron oxide which produces an ultra clear glass tint. The external face is a fine textured, frosted appearance which is opaque but still ensures a high daylight transmission.

Green tint glass is the traditional look of U glass and was originally invented and produced in Germany by Profilit in this tint. Historically German glass was always produced with a green tint due to an old law that meant a specific percentage of the raw materials had to come from recycled glass.

U Glass Technology blades produced by Saint Gobain are manufactured under strict factory controlled conditions and raw material percentages are controlled to ensure the green tint glass is consistent.

Green Tint Without Wires:
Properties: Green tint clear glass, frosted texture, no stainless steel wires, light transmission 75% (double glazed).

 

Green Tint With Wires:
Properties: Green tint clear glass, frosted texture, eight number stainless steel wires, light transmission 75% (double glazed).

 

Clear Tint Without Wires:
Properties: Extra clear tint, frosted texture, no stainless steel wires, light transmission 75% (double glazed).

 

Clear Tint With Wires:
Properties: Extra clear tint, frosted texture, eight number stainless steel wires, light transmission 75% (double glazed).

 

Coloured Glass Types:

Coloured U glass is not a tint or enamel applied finish. The glass mix is produced to the green, grey or cobalt blue colour prior to the U glass being formed. This ensures a consistent colour straight through the glass thickness.

Colours are a stock item and can be produced to include wires (to special order).

Cobalt Blue
Properties: Cobalt blue 100% tint, frosted texture, no stainless steel wires, light transmission 60% (double glazed).

 

Green
Properties: Green 100% tint, frosted texture, no stainless steel wires, light transmission 65% (double glazed).

 

Grey
Properties: Grey 100% tint, frosted texture, no stainless steel wires, light transmission 65% (double glazed).