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TGP Now Offers Pilkington Profilit™ OW-Low Iron Channel Glass

New Glazing Option Increases Light Transmission, Reduces Visible Surface Color

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SNOQUALMIE, Wash., March 31, 2011 – Pilkington Profilit™ OW-Low Iron, the latest in Technical Glass Products' (TGP) line of translucent, linear channel glass systems, lets light into buildings with style. The cast glass channels' low-iron content increases visible light transmission (up to 90 percent VLT in uninsulated channels) and reduces the natural green hue typical of standard glass. The result is a sophisticated, vision-obscuring façade, wall or partition that allows greater amounts of light to reach building occupants.

Pilkington Profilit OW consists of self-supporting, low-iron oxide cast glass channels in an extruded metal perimeter frame. Similar to other products in the Pilkington Profilit line, it is suitable for interior and exterior applications, and comes in lengths up to 23 feet for vertical or horizontal installations. Since each individual channel is narrow, designers can use Pilkington Profilit to create curved or serpentine glazed walls with tight radiuses.

The low-iron oxide channel glass is available in three textures: Standard Cast (patterned surface), Wave (large wave texture) and Macro (netted screen texture). For increased energy efficiency and improved thermal performance, Pilkington Profilit OW is available with a low-E coating; it also can be filled with Nanogel® aerogel, a lightweight insulation material that promotes soft, even light dispersion, reduces unwanted noise and resists condensation.

"Pilkington Profilit OW does what few products can do – it transfers large amounts of light in a soft, even manner," says Jeff Razwick, vice president, Technical Glass Products. "It's a sophisticated, functional solution for challenging daylighting designs and instances where glazing is a visual focal point."

For more information on the entire Pilkington Profilit channel glass line, including a hurricane-rated option and the range of color and surface pattern choices, please visit

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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 (fire-rated glass) or (architectural glass).

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