Glass is an incredible material, with unique attributes that make it essential in structures and designs across the world. Guardian Glass is committed to advancing glass technology and exploring every application possible. Not only to enhance our well-being with light and space, but to conserve energy, regulate temperatures, protect privacy, preserve history and help us see the world more clearly and naturally. This has come about due to our continued investment in glass research and development.
At the heart of our innovation program is the Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center (STC). Here some of the finest minds in material science and engineering work tirelessly to uncover the possibilities of glass. Whether new coatings, processes, formulas or technologies, our team is dedicated to fulfilling the world’s ever-growing ambitions for glass. The STC even houses a full-size vacuum coater to accelerate new product design and development.
Since 1983, Guardian Glass scientists have developed glass coatings using highly advanced Magnetron Sputter Coating technology. This involves calculating the combination of atoms in the coating to optimize the performance and aesthetics of glass. This all depends on what color, insulation level, light transmission and other properties are required. The atoms are invisible of course but the coatings they form have a substantial effect on the glass, and the buildings and other projects they are applied to.
Glass offers so much to the world, now and in the future, and we never stop thinking of new and better ways it can be utilised. We also draw inspiration from other sectors and design thinking to re-envision how this wonder material can help us work, learn and live more fully and sustainably. We see no limit to what glass can bring. Which is why more than ever, our innovation program exemplifies what we do as a company – we See what’s possible™.