Special Curved Laminated IGU or DGU consists of combination of two or more pieces of curved glass permanently bonded together by a tough, durable interlayer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Special Curved Laminated IGU or DGU exhibit the characteristics of a superior safety glass – strength, flexibility and adhesion.
"Inspiring Wave" As Design Intent
By applying SHENBO's latest self R&D special curved glass (**tempered) bending technique, Low-E glass can be fabricated stably and the coating will not be damaged either the coating is located on the convex nor concave side. According to the traditional glass bending method which are widely used in the construction and glazing industry, coatings can only be located on concave side
The color and light reflectance of the front and back side of the Low-E coatings are observably different, all coatings should be facing the same direction to achieve a consistent color of the facade.
Refers to the limitation of traditional bending technique, the coating will be shifted to another concave side to avoid the fabrication difficulties; while the coating side shifted, it can cause inefficient energy saving results; shading coefficient (SC) rises around 30-60%.
Traditional bending technique
According to the traditional glass bending method which are widely used in this industry, coatings can only be located on concave side, otherwise the coatings will be damaged.
SHENBO self R&D bending technique
By applying SHENBO edge-cutting bending technique, Low-E glass can be fabricated stably and the coating will not be damage deither the coating is located on the convex nor concave side.
TYPE OF CURVED GLASS and PROCESSION
|Type of curve||Curvature||Heat Strengthened||Tempered||Heat Bend||Monolithic||IGU||Lamination||Coating|
|Double Curved||2 or more||NO||NO||YES||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Free Form||3 or more||NO||NO||YES||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
True Curved Glass
True curved glass refers to cylindrical or single curved glass with only 1 way bending direction with same radius curvature.
Double Curved Glass/Free Form Glass
Double curved glass refers to 1 or more way glass bending direction with 2 or more radius connecting, is can obtaine by heat-softening flat glass until it is semi-molten, then forming it with moulds. All types of available glass can be curved in any thickness.
Type of double curved glass included: J-Curved, S-Curved, Sphere Curved and free form Curved glass.