Tinted & decorative glass
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TINTED AND DECORATIVE GLASSAr.Niyaz.Ahammad
TINTED GLASSTintedglasses(glasseswith slightlydarkenedlenses)The glass used for windows in buildings, homes, and cars, while offering the advantage of letting light in, often compromises the privacy that the occupants desire, and can also let in more than the desired amount of heat. Tinted glass, however, provides an easy solution to these problems.
This term refers to any glass that has been treated with a material such as a film or coating that reduces thetransmission of light through it. Glass can be tinted with various types of coating, which block and/or reflect different amounts and types of light, according to the needs and preferences of the consumer
Glass is available in a number of tints which absorb a portion of the solar heat and block daylight. Tinting changes the color of the window and can increase visual privacy.
The primary uses for tinted glass are reducing glare from the bright outdoors and reducing the amount of solar energy transmitted through the glass.
Tinted glazing's retain their transparency from the inside, although the brightness of the outward view is reduced and the color is changed.
The most common colors are neutral gray, bronze, and blue-green, which do not greatly alter the perceived color of the view and tend to blend well with other architectural colors.
Tinted glass is made by altering the chemical formulation of the glass with special inorganic additives. The color is durable and does not change over time.
Its color and density changes with the thickness of the glass.
Coatings can also be applied after manufacture.
Glass types affectsvisible transmittance,solar heat gain coefficient, reflectivity and other properties.
Glass manufacturers list these properties for every color, thickness, and assembly of glass type they produce.
Tinted glazing's are specially formulated to maximize their absorption across some or all of the solar spectrum and are often referred to as heat-absorbing.
Depending upon climatic conditions, up to 50% of the heat absorbed in a single pane of tinted glass.
One of the most common ways in which tinted glass is used is in automobile windows. Almost all cars come with tinting at the top of the windshield to reduce solar glare when the sun is low in the sky.
Residentialglasstintingis much easier to do than automotivetinting.
Glass in homes that is tinted serves many practical purposes, such as limiting ultraviolet light transmission through windows to reduce the fading of furniture and carpet, and reducing heat gain inside the home by reflecting solar heat energy, thereby saving the homeowner money in cooling costs.
Tinted glass is also used in commercial buildings to keep the inside cooler, and it has the added benefit of giving the outside of a building a more uniform, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Depending on the creative use of different colors of tinting, the building can also take on a unique and interesting appearance while being insulated from the sun at the same time
Tinted glazing is more common in commercial windows than in residential windows. In retrofit situations, when windows are not being replaced, tinted plastic film may be applied to the inside surface of the glazing.
ADVANTAGES OF TINTING
Privacy:a well-applied window tint can make it very difficult for anyone to see into your home during daylight hours, which gives you the freedom to enjoy natural light without having to close drapes and rely on artificial sources of light.Temperature:many window tints reflect a certain amount of light, which can keep your home cooler. Additionally, large pieces of furniture in your home do not get as warm during the day, which can help keep your home more comfortable during summer months.Longer-lasting furniture:tinted windows can block incoming ultra-violet (UV) light that can damage your furniture and fabrics over time, which can make the items in your home last longer.Lower energy bills:window tinting can result in significant cost savings when it comes to heating and cooling your home, which can save you money on monthly electricity bills.
DISADVANTAGES OF TINTING
Less effective at night:while tinted windows provide great daytime privacy, people can still see into your home at night if you have lights on in a room.
Colder in winter:because tinted windows reduce the amount of sunlight that enters your home, they can also make your home colder in winter and require you to heat it more to maintain room temperatures.
Financial investment:even though tinting the windows in your home can yield many benefits over time, it can still require an initial financial investment.When deciding whether home window tinting is a good choice for you, it is important to keep in mind both the advantages and disadvantages it presents. For more information about tinting the windows in your home, you should contact a professional window contractor, as he or she can recommend the best types of tints for your specific needs and answer any questions you have.
PROPERTIES OF TINTED GLASSDifferent additives to the float glass may produce differently colored glasses. Bronze, dark grey and green & Blue are the commonly used tints. This tinted glass saves energy and reduces heat penetration into buildings and gives a striking visual effect.
Colored glass is an important architectural element for theexteriorappearance offacades.The end product does not affect the basic structure of theglassitself, but does enhance its performance in relation to the (solar) electromagnetic spectrum.The color is homogenous throughout the thickness of the glass.
The solar energy transmission, shading coefficient and visible light passing through the tinted glasswill vary according to the color selected.
This helps minimize thesolar radiationthat enters a building, keeping it cool from the inside and protecting furniture from fading.As an example of the colorants used - to create a purple exterior, manganese is added, while pinks and reds can be produced from selenium.
MANUFACTURING OF TINTED GLASSBody-tinted glass is normalfloat glassinto whose melt colorants are added for tinting andsolar-radiationabsorption properties.Tinted glass alsorefers to any glass that has been treated with a material such as a film or coating, which reduces its ability to transmit light.The production process of body-tinted glass is similar to that of float glass. The only variation is in the colorants mixed at the beginning with the standard raw materials.
Body-tinted glass is produced when colorants and iron are introduced during theglassmanufacturing process.Different additives may produce differently colored glasses. Bronze, dark grey and green are the commonly used tints.Most float glass products contain small amounts of iron oxide which produce a green tint usually only perceived when the glass pane is viewed 'on edge'.
FLOAT GLASSAdditional iron oxide is introduced to produce green tint, cobalt oxide for grey tint and selenium oxide for bronze tint. To produce a blue tint additional cobalt oxide is added to the float glass composition.These products are perceived as giving weak colors by transmitted light. They do not produce high or significantly colored reflectance.Float glass is sheet glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin. This method gives the glass uniform thickness and a very flat surface.
Float glass is more commonly known as window glass. Because it is inexpensive and sometimes free, it is often used in the glass fusing process. The molten glass spreads onto the surface of the metal and produces a high quality, consistently level sheet of glass that is later heat polished. The glass has no wave or distortion and is now the standard method for glass production; over 90% of the world production of flat glass is float glass.
The glass are Available in Different Colour Like Clear, Grey, Orange, Yellow, Blue Etc., And even can be manufactured as per the Requirement.Available in Different Thickness Like 3mm, 4mm, 6mm etc., asper the site condition & Requirement. Tinted Glasses are used in different Applications like Constructions, Automobiles, Industries etc..Available sizes & Thickness
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