To meet the future thermal insulation of several customers within the Building Industry, our team is working on expanding our range of performance thermoplastic composite material obtained from the pultrusion process.
=C–GLASS® is a pultruded thermoplastic composite material with extremely high fibre content (up to 65% by volume) combined with a thermoplastic polymer of high rigidity and exceptional UV resistance designed for window and outdoor building applications.
=C–GLASS® material range exhibits high stiffness and strength combined with low thermal conductivity, great UV and weather resistance; a perfect combination to engineer new profiles as alternatives to aluminium frame in large window applications.
=C–GLASS® is still under development. Customers wishing to be involved in such work could get a privileged access to this novel material in their respective markets. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information…
=C–GLASS® profiles made with glass fibres are exhibiting higher specific rigidity than aluminium (ratio of Rigidity over Density).
This means a profile can be designed with =C–GLASS® at equal material weight for a superior bending rigidity.
=C–GLASS® profiles will be 500 times more thermally insulating than the aluminium one. This feature offers new design possibilities as alternatives to traditional aluminium thermal bridge concepts.
With a thermal dilatation coefficient as low as the glass panel itself (5 times less than aluminium), the =C–GLASS® profiles will lead to a better global thermal efficiency when used in window construction in a cold or warm weather environment.
Comparing to traditional polyester profiles which are emerging in some countries for window applications, our new generation =C–GLASS® of UV stable thermoplastic composite profiles will outmatch the durability of such thermoset solution.
Many diverse markets will benefit from =C–GLASS®, our high rigidity and UV stable thermoplastic pultruded composite material.
With =C–GLASS®, different product configurations in window lineal can be efficiently addressed as well as in solar energy panel construction.
In the window industry, the sustainability of =C–GLASS® is another key factor.
From production to handling, machining as well as for End of Life Waste management, =C–GLASS® offers environmentally friendly alternatives to thermoset composites: