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Glass is today widely used in architecture and construction. It is used for windows, doors, partitions, furniture, appliances, facades and other elements in the interior and exterior. When choosing the right type of glass for a specific purpose, one also has to pay attention to environment requirements, and therefore we are proud of our wide range of environmentally-friendly glass. All types of glass in our assortment ensure:
In “Fab Live” company plants, joinery glazing is done by using glass packages (insulated glazing, the so called Izopan).
As an integral part of the window, glass is the most important sound, thermal and light insulator, and an important segment of aesthetics. Today, the most widely used glass is the so called IZO glass, also called thermal insulated glass or Thermopan package.
The basic glass package includes two glass panes, although we also install glass packages with three or more glass panes for our clients, according to their requests. Glass thickness is usually from 14 mm to 16 mm. Glass panes are sealed along the edges, usually at 16 mm interval. Edge sealing must ensure impeccable and reliable tightness, without the possibility of humidity penetration. The space between the glass panes is filled with dry air or precious gases such as Argon, Crypton or other similar gas.
IZO glass allows for reduction of thermal exchange between the two spaces, resulting in a number of advantages:
“Fab Live” company portfolio includes a wide range of types of glass, and some of those are listed below:
Float glass is flat, ordinary glass without optical refraction. It is mostly installed in IZO glass and is produced with thickness from 3 mm to 10 mm.
Float glass production process
Float glass production process includes application of a wide sheet of molten mass on a layer of liquid metal, in a controlled atmosphere chamber. Application is followed by the phase of mass cooling where we obtain top quality glass with uniform dimensions, exceptional clarity and transparency. The surface of such glass is exceptionally flat.
The mentioned process is flexible and provides for the option to add various admixtures to the basic mass, and therefore it can be used to obtain various types of glass with different characteristics with regard to colour, characteristics or purpose.
Current market requirements dictate high demand for low-emission glass i.e. types of glass with low emission coefficient.
This type of glass is characterised by a thin coating of metallic film, which improves the thermal characteristics. Apart from influencing thermal characteristics, the metallic film provides higher transmission and reflection of light, i.e. it reflects heat towards its source. In practice, this means that penetration of hot rays into the room is prevented during summer, and in winter they are kept inside the room. In this manner we obtain significant energy saving, and comfortable stay in the rooms. Low emission glass also reduces the effect of harmful ultraviolet rays (UV), thus reducing their negative effect on the skin and elements in the room (e.g. curtains).
Parsol glass is a specific type of glass due to its production process. Namely, during the production process, parsol glass is coloured in the mass, i.e. glass mass is coloured while in the furnace. Glass colour, apart from the aesthetic value, also has the function of “absorbing” light and thermal energy. For that reason, application of parsol glass is rather broad. It can be used in production of reflexive glass and mirrors, in automobile and furniture industry, in construction and interior design. Parsol glass is used less as a part of facades, since it has to be tempered in order to eliminate the possibility of thermal shock.
It is produced in several standard colours: bronze, grey, green and blue.
Stopsol glass has exceptional photometric and energy characteristics and is a reflective glass. It is produced in a pyrolytic process on a parsol base. During glass production, a coat of selective metal oxides is sprayed on a warm mass, blending them into the mass. The applied reflective coating is permanently protected with glass mass, and its characteristics are durable and resistant to all changes over time. Due to its external surface with high reflective characteristics, it is used in situations where it is necessary to hide the internal space from the external view. During the night, when it is dark outside and the interior is lighted with artificial light, it is possible to see the interior of the rooms from the outside, i.e. the glass is transparent. Apart from the solar effect, one of the advantages of stopsol glass is the energy efficiency.
Ornamental glass is a type of decorative glass. It is produced by imprinting mechanically a relief pattern during the production into the warm float glass mass, on one or both sides while passing through cylinders, in order to obtain an aesthetic effect and the effect of transparency. Ornamental glass is produced in clear, bronze or yellow colour. When looking through this glass one has the effect of blurring or deforming of image. Since this is decorative glass, it is not possible to see clearly through the glass, and the objects are only vaguely visible. Thickness of ornamental glass ranges from 3 to 19 mm, usually 4 mm, while the transparency level depends on the density and structure of the ornament.