Now available from Toledo, Ohio-based Pilkington North America
is an improved Mirropane T.M. Transparent Mirror, which the company
says has a 20-percent improvement in its lighting requirements
for optimum performance.
Prior to the change, the product was known as Mirropane E.P..
The product's improvement comes from a new coating formula and
new equipment at the company's Laurinburg, N.C., plant where it
According to the company, the product is designed for interior
applications, and only requires light to be eight times brighter
on one side for optimum masking and subject-side reflection; the
previous product required a 10:1 lighting ratio.
"The improved performance means that Mirropane T.M. can
be used in larger applications, such as floor-to-ceiling interior
glass walls, without transmitted light washing out the mirror
effect," said Scott Hoover, senior manager, architectural
Mirropane T.M. is a pyrolytic product, and can be handled, cut,
heat-treated, bent and laminated without affecting its performance
or appearance, according to the company.