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Reflective Coating: Applications And Manufacturing Process

Reflective Coating: Applications And Manufacturing Process

Are you concern about how to protect your glass from rust and corrosion? Wants to get rid of solar heat? You don’t need to worry. These metallic reflective coating glasses are the perfect solution for you. These glasses have a metallic coating on them which prevents debris, dirt, corrosion and rusting. But what is the metallic coating?

What is reflective glass used for?

Reflective glass is a standard float glass that has a metallic coating on it. It is also known as AR and a non-glare layer. It is a metal coating glass that cuts off solar heat. Also, it can act like a one-way mirror effect, which allows people to see outside but prevent visibility from the outside. Thus, it is used for privacy as well. Moreover, they are highly beneficial for structural façade glazing.

Moreover, these metal coatings glass consists of various metal layers, including metallic colors such as silver, gold, and bronze. Also, they can be applied to clear or tinted glazing.

Worldwide, these glasses hold a significant position to control the sun rays, use for energy conservation, and contribute to architectural aesthetics. Further, they possess an excellent visual appeal standard and reflect a more significant amount of heat, making it less prone to thermal breakage.

How does reflective glass manufacture?

There are two ways of manufacturing reflective glass:

  • production pyrolitic process
  • vacuum (magnetron) process.

Production Pyrolitic (On-line):

During the process, pyrolytic semi-conducted metal oxides are applied to the glass while the glass is hot in the annealing lehr. Such types of coating are known as hard coatings and are relatively less harmful to the environment.

Vacuum Process (Off-line):

In the vacuum process in a vacuum finish glass, more metal oxide coats are applied to the glass. This coating applied through this process requires protection and is soft from the external environment. Therefore, they are applied to the inner side of the glass. This process is expensive as compared to the upper one. Also, low resistance is used, which makes them better when used in a double glazing system.

Other offline coating techniques are as follows:

  • Immersion process
  • Chemical process
  • Foil
  • Screened glazing

There is some anti-reflective glass as well produce from the vacuum coating process. It is specially designed for reflecting a meager percentage of light. These glasses offer optical clarity and maximum transparency and enable a clear view. They are highly beneficial and suitable.

What are the benefits?

Anti-reflective coatings are helpful for computers and fr drivers who drive at night primarily. They are made from high-index material and are thicker, which helps to ei=liminate the excess lights and allow you to see clearly.

Applications of reflective coating

Application in Exteriors:

These glasses are used at air traffic control towers, petrol station windows, long buildings, shop fronts, and commercial frontages.

Application in Interiors:

High-quality pictures are used for framing, interior display window, display cabinets, television studios, cinema projection rooms, machine control rooms, etc.

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