Insulated Glass Units are made up of two or more lites of glass with an airspace between them. The two lites are separated around the border of the glass by a spacer, which is then sealed together with the lites to create one unit. By having a laminated inboard, an insulated glass unit can also have the functionality and style of Polyvision Switchable Privacy Glass.
Also known as Insulated Glass or IG units, insulated glass is most commonly used to control heat transfer. The air space in between the lites of glass helps keep heat out in the warmer months and heat in during the cooler months. When a low-e coating is combined with insulated glass, air-to-air heat transmissions are lowered even more.
Why have an insulated unit compared to standard glass? Insulated glass units can aid in energy conservation and reduce sound transmission. Low-e coatings can even further reduce energy consumption and occupant comfort is improved by keeping interior temperatures steady no matter the exterior temperature or amount of natural light shining on the unit.
Combining Polyvision with insulated glass allows for new and exciting applications. Exterior applications such as building facades, skylights, and train windows become more functional and interesting. Interior applications that require sound proofing, such as hospital rooms, bathrooms, and offices, can also be provided privacy with Polyvision insulated glass.
Polytronix, Inc. is currently scheduled as Exhibitors in two glass shows for 2019!We hope to see you there!
The American Institute of Architects Conference is the architectural design event of the year. This is one of the top Architecture Expos in the world. This will be Polytronix Inc.’s 15th appearance as an Exhibitor. This year, AIA will be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 6th to June 8th.
This year, GlassBuild will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 17th to September 19th. It will be GlassBuild America’s 17th year to gather the glass, window, and door industries in North America.
We are excited for this year’s opportunities to showcase our industry leading products and technologies. We look forward to seeing you at the shows.If you are unable to attend the shows, you are welcome to come visit our showroom at our facility in Richardson, Texas.
PolyvisionTM film and glass products are an inspiration to architects and designers all over the world. These specialized products by Polytronix Smart Glass, which is an Architecture Film & Glass Division of Polytronix, Inc, a U.S. Corporation, headquartered and operated in Richardson, Texas. Polytronix Smart Glass is the leading innovator in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of PolyvisionTM Switchable Privacy Glass for today’s smart glass technology and demands since 1986. The company is constantly and consistently improving their products to ensure that they provide the highest quality on the market.
What is PolyvisionTM Switchable Privacy Film and Switchable Privacy Glass?
PolyvisionTM is an innovative product that offers a unique functionality for a variety of creative interior and exterior applications. It is an opaque white smart film, laminated between glass, which can be changed instantly into a clear glass window. It is designed to give the consumer comfort, with easy control and instant privacy in both interior and exterior installations. It provides safety and security, as it is constructed like laminated safety glass, which prevents shattered glass from scattering, even after a severe impact.
Made in the USA
PolyvisionTM Glass has been installed in more than 85 countries. All PolyvisionTM products are U.S. made, and manufactured in the company’s Richardson, Texas 100,000 square foot facility, The largest film was manufactured by the company in 2012, and PolyvisionTM Standard hit the market in 2015 with very low haze on the market to date. In addition, PolyvisionTM Infinity recently hit the market in September of this year (2018) features a very wide viewing angle with very low haze aimed at catering to the needs of today’s market.