SolTech™

SolTech™ Low E products offer improved thermal insulation and a choice of solar control performance with low visible light reflection. The range is designed for Australian climate regions and to help meet energy requirements.

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Features
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Low E CoatingCoating is applied that allows natural light through without emitting radiant heat, maximising light and energy efficiency.
Easy ProcessingSolTech can be toughened, laminated, curved or used in an insulated glass unit.
Energy EfficiencySolTech can keep the temperature of your room controlled, lowering your energy consumption and reducing the need for additional heating and cooling.
Product Range

*The maximum sheet size is a manufacturing size and may be in excess of the safe glazing sizes set out in Australian standards. **Image is for visual indication only.

Applications

External

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Shop Front
  • Roof Glazing
  • Frameless Glazing
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Technical Information
Performance Data
Product Name Nominal Thickness Visible Solar UV Trans U-Value SHGC Shading Co. Weight m2
Trans. Refl. Out Refl. In Trans. Refl.
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) 3 62 8 10 47 8 47 3.7 0.56 0.64 7.5
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) 4 61 8 10 46 8 44 3.7 0.54 0.62 10
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) 6 63 9 10 45 8 41 3.7 0.54 0.62 15
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) 10 62 8 10 43 8 39 3.6 0.53 0.6 36
SolTech™ Grey(#2) 6 30 6 8 24 6 13 3.7 0.37 0.43 15
Product Name Nominal Thickness Visible Solar UV Trans U-Value SHGC Shading Co. Weight m2
Trans. Refl. Out Refl. In Trans. Refl. Air Argon
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) + QFloat™ Clear 4 + 12 + 4 55 12 16 38 10 34 1.9 1.6 0.46 0.53 20
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) + QFloat™ Clear 6 + 12 + 6 56 12 16 36 10 30 1.9 1.6 0.45 0.52 30
SolTech™ Neutral(#2) + QFloat™ Clear 10 + 12 + 6 55 11 16 35 10 29 1.9 1.6 0.44 0.5 40
SolTech™ Grey(#2) + QFloat™ Clear 6 + 12 + 6 27 6 14 19 6 11 1.9 1.6 0.28 0.32 30
All performance data is determined using LBL Windows 5.2 software. NFRC 100-2001 conditions have been used. * Based on comparison of weighted sound reduction index (Rw) of ComfortHush™ and 3mm annealed float glass. † Based on comparison of weighted sound reduction index (Rw) of ComfortHush™ and 10mm annealed float glass.
Considerations

Application
SolTech when single glazed, must be single glazed with the exposed coating to the inside of the building (surface #2). When incorporated into IGUs solar control glass products are recommended to be glazed with coatings to surface #2.

Glass Processing
Does not require edge deletion for use in insulated glass units.

Thermal Stress and Fracture Risk
Recommend for thermal stress fracture risk assesment.

How to Specify
Glass Thicknesses and colours available:
  • Grey 6 mm
  • Neutral 3, 4, 6 & 10mm

Select from: Annealed, Heat Strengthened, Toughened or Toughened Heat Soaked

* If unsure, select in compliance with AS1288–2006 or manufacturers recommendation. *

The glass shall comply with the following performance criteria:

  • U value
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
  • Visible Light Transmission %
  • Glass Only Values
  • Total window

Toned glass absorbs a proportion of solar radiation and may require a thermal assessment depending on application

Annealed

Annealed glass is glass produced without internal stresses imparted by heat treatment, i.e., rapid cooling, or by toughening or heat strengthening. Annealed glass is not a Grade A safety glass.

Toughened
Glass converted to a safety glass by subjection to a process of pre-stressing so that, if fractured, the entire piece disintegrates into small, harmless particles. Toughened glass is a Grade A Safety Glass

Heat Soaking
Heat soak testing is a destructive test, which reduces the likelihood of spontaneous breakage by converting impurities such as nickel sulphide inclusions. Heat soaking is required in some but not all applications. If unsure, select in compliance with AS1288-2006 or manufacturers recommendation.

Heat Strengthening
All glass which requires extra strength and thermal resistance will be heat strengthened. Heat strengthening increases the strength of annealed glass; however, it is not a substitute for toughened glass.

In the event of fracturing heat strengthened glass will crack and tends to remain in glazed position.

All glass is to be selected and installed in accordance but not exclusively with the following Australian and/or New Zealand Standards

  • AS 1288 Glass in Buildings Selection and Installation
  • AS 1170 Minimum Wind Loads on Structures
  • AS/NZ 2208 Safety Glazing Materials in Buildings
  • AS/NZ 4666 Insulating Glass Units
  • AS/NZ 4667 Quality Requirements for cut-to-size and Processed Glass

 

Oceania Glass makes and distributes glass. Oceania Glass does not process glass nor produce Insulated Glass Units. Processing of glass and production of Insulated Glass Units is undertaken by independent processors. Speak with your nominated glass processors to understand their processing capability.