GUARDIAN GLASS NORTH AMERICA
Architect review leads to new combination of strong performance and mid-reflective aesthetic
Auburn Hills, Mich. – Oct 14, 2020 – Guardian Glass North America announces Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT, a high performance, low-E coated glass that gives architects a subtle, blue-gray color and mid-reflectivity aesthetic.
Architect focus groups helped Guardian Glass deliver a product with a visible light transmission of 48 percent and low solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25 with a crisp, neutral, subtle blue reflected color in the mid-exterior reflective range.
“We completed extensive architect testing on Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT coated glass to be sure we were responding to the needs of the architectural community,” says Brian Schulz, Commercial Segment Marketing Manager, Guardian Glass North America. “Our team is excited to be able to offer this new low-E coating that combines excellent performance and a pleasing aesthetic, which translates to greater design flexibility.”
Drawing on the cumulative expertise of glassmakers and production teams throughout the world, Guardian Glass continually applies sciences and cutting-edge technology to the development of new SunGuard® coated glass products that expand the limits of performance.
Designed to be used on the #2 and #3 surface of a standard insulating glass unit, SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT coating is available on multiple Guardian Glass substrates, including UltraClear® low-iron glass, in 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm thicknesses and has similar durability and processing requirements as other SunGuard® low-E coated glass products. It is available through the Guardian Select® Fabricator network.
SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT coated glass also offers architects oversized options and bendable applications.
“We are enthusiastic about this new offering from Guardian Glass,” Schulz says. “We believe this unique aesthetic – which looks especially crisp on Guardian UltraClear low-iron glass – coupled with its outstanding performance characteristics will result in an excellent specification choice for architects. In fact, we already have a bit of momentum, having secured a variety of project specifications with SNE 50/25 HT coated glass, and have several more opportunities pending.”
For more information on Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 coated glass, visit /us/en/products/brands/sunguard/sne/power-of-and .
About Guardian Glass
Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 26 float lines around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™.
About Guardian Industries
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ 18,000 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications; and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit
Jennifer Marsik Friess