Glassprimer™ glass paint contributes to energy efficiency
In the late 1980s and early 1990’s, new research was aimed at developing dynamic glass – glass that could automatically change tint based on conditions, reduce heat build-up and reduce glare while still providing a high degree of light-transmission. Comfort and convenience were the primary drivers of glass technologies, even though a clear benefit was a reduction in energy consumption. By the mid-1990s, sales of low-e glass hadn’t changed much; if anything, they declined slightly.
Today, energy efficiency is a greater concern, and while low-e glass doesn’t dominate the residential market, more than half of commercial windows are low-e. The need for a significant amount of natural lighting in commercial spaces, combined with mandates to reduce energy consumption drive the commercial low-e market. Low-e glass is now combined with energy-efficient fabrication techniques and new materials and coatings to create highly efficient, highly functional windows.
Specialized glass coatings, like Glassprimer™ glass paint can also contribute to an increase in energy efficiency. Glassprimer™ glass paint offers exceptional UV-protection, which reduces heat build-up, discourages heat loss and resists peeling and fading over time. Glassprimer™ glass paint is also cost-effective. A single gallon of Glassprimer™ glass paint can cover about 265 square feet of glass. The paint can be used to achieve full coverage or partial coverage, and can be used to create a frosted effect.
The nanotechnology that underlies Glassprimer™ glass paint actually modifies the surface of the glass, creating a permanent bond with the glass. Being able to create this bond is key to delivering superior UV-protection and performance, even under the most challenging conditions.
Glassprimer™ glass paint works with any kind of glass. A window coated with Glassprimer™ glass paint will provide UV protection and reduce the build-up of heat while still preserving light transmission.
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