AFG Glass of Kingsport, Tenn., has announced that for the first time it is
offering Comfort Ti-AC 40 -its premium solar control low-E coating-on a variety
of tinted substrates.
By glazing the low-E coating on the second surface of a commercial insulating
glass unit instead of the third surface, AFG is able to put the coating closer
to the sun, resulting in enhanced solar protection and year-round energy efficiency
for commercial buildings, according to company officials. Compared to a third-surface
low-E coating, AFG's new second-surface Comfort Ti-AC 40 (on a green tinted substrate)
reduces solar heat gain from 0.37 to 0.31, while the shading coefficient also
improves, from 0.43 to 0.35.
"Faced with stringent energy codes, our customers are increasingly challenged
to balance superior aesthetics with outstanding performance-and our newest tinted
products represent a truly practical solution," said Marc Massa, vice president
of sales for AFG Glass. "By combining AFG's most popular tinted glass products
with the proven solar control of Comfort Ti-AC 40, we can now offer our customers
the ultimate commercial glass solution."
To meet a spectrum of aesthetic and design needs, Comfort Ti-AC 40 is available
on green, dark green, bronze and gray substrates.
Designed for maximum flexibility and efficiency, AFG's new low-E tinted products
are also available with post-temperable coatings.
"We are committed to supplying premier solar control coatings to insulators,
laminators and temperers across North America," said Massa. "This coating
strategy puts AFG products into the marketplace faster, cutting lead times and
ensuring that a greater number of architects and contractors will have access
to the industry's leading glass solutions."
He added, "At AFG Glass, we've made a company-wide commitment to understanding
the real-world needs of our customers-whether they are architects, contractors
or window fabricators-and applying our glass knowledge to create practical new
solutions that meet those needs. Our newest product line-low-E coatings on tinted
substrates-represents the most recent result of that commitment."