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Designing with Glass & Light: TGP Offers Pilkington Profilit™
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Technical Glass Products (TGP) is pleased to offer Pilkington ProfilitTM, an exciting alternative to glass block and other translucent materials for commercial and residential applications. www.tgpamerica.com
The Pilkington Profilit glazing system consists of unique, self-supporting glass channels and an extruded metal perimeter frame. The end result is a wall, fašade or partition that obscures vision but allows light to pass through. Pilkington Profilit can be used in interior or exterior applications, with an overall span of up to 23 feet. The channels can be installed either vertically or horizontally.
The "U-shaped" cast glass channels generally do not require intermediate vertical mullions for vertical installations. Because of the shape of the system, it can achieve very tight radiuses or can be used in serpentine applications.
The glass is available in a variety of colors and textures with varying translucency, allowing for the passage of natural light without the loss of privacy. As one of the most cost-efficient glass cladding systems available, Pilkington Profilit cuts the need for artificial lighting and provides excellent sound reduction (up to 42db). In addition, tempering or filming options are available to meet impact safety requirements, and enameling is available to expand the range of color choices (non translucent).
Pilkington Profilit can be filled with Nanogel® aerogel, a new class of lightweight insulation material produced by Cabot Corporation which is ideally suited for daylighting design. The exceptional thermal performance of Nanogel aerogel helps increase energy efficiency. Nanogel aerogel also promotes soft, even light dispersion, reduces unwanted noise and resists condensation.
About Technical Glass Products
Technical Glass Products (TGP) is your one source for fire-rated glass and framing systems, along with specialty architectural glass products. The company offers AIA-registered continuing education, project consultation, product specifications, CAD drawings and rapid-response quoting. For more information about TGP's products and services, call (800) 426-0279 or visit www.fireglass.com (fire-rated glass) or www.tgpamerica.com (architectural glass).
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