Saint-Gobain Glass has brought together the acclaimed high performance solar control properties of Cool-lite SKN with the acoustic and safety features of its Stadip range to offer COOL-LITE STADIP SKN 165 and 174.
The new additional benefits bring optimised sound insulation, safety and security benefits as well as reducing both solar gain and UV penetration to the commercial market, said Adrian Adams, Market Manager for Better Working at Saint-Gobain Glass: “Architects and specifiers are already very familiar with the advanced properties of the two separate ranges. Now, with COOL-LITE STADIP SKN 165 and 174 they can have the best of both in a single product, opening up potential for a whole range of additional applications. We have always been dedicated to developing innovative products and coatings to stay ahead of the ever-increasing demands of the commercial market and these two products are further proof of that continuing commitment.”
The acoustic benefits of COOL-LITE STADIP SKN 165 and 174, used in conjunction with Stadip Silence, come from the use of two panes of glass with a PVB interlayer. Alternatively, in conjunction with Stadip Protect, they can achieve P1A and P2A security accreditation for BS EN 356.
By reducing solar gain, the products minimise the need for air conditioning, so helping to cut energy use and CO2 emissions. They also limit the need for secondary solar barriers such as louvers or blinds.
COOL-LITE STADIP SKN 165 and 174 are the latest in a series of market-leading product innovations from SGG which include, most recently, Cool-lite Xtreme 50/22 II, claiming Europe’s highest solar selectivity figure for any heat treatable triple silver product, Viewclear, combining strong anti-condensation performance with best-in-class WER figures, and Planiclear low-iron substrate for a reduced green tinge.