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The Pilkington Suncool range

Product features summary


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Good visible light transmittance with excellent


solar control and low-emissivity performance all in

Available in annealed, toughened and laminated


form, as well as on Pilkington Optiwhite.

one product.

A range of spandrel glass available.

High level of thermal insulation.

Range of thicknesses available: 6 mm, 8 mm

Available in a wide range of appearances and

& 10 mm in annealed and toughened form (4 mm

performance options.

available in some products, 12 mm may be available

Available in conjunction with the Pilkington

on special request).
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self-cleaning coating Pilkington Activ (see separate

Laminates available from 6,4 mm to 13,1 mm.

datasheet) and in the Pilkington Optiphon


laminated version for additional noise control.
The Pilkington Suncool product range and appearance
IGU construction (6 mm external pane 16 mm 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat Clear)
Appearance in reflection
(External view)

Product

Level of
reflection

Appearance in transmission
(Internal view)

Pilkington Suncool 70/40

Neutral

Low

Neutral

Pilkington Suncool 70/35

Neutral/Blue

Medium

Neutral

Pilkington Suncool 66/33

Neutral

Medium

Neutral
Neutral

Pilkington Suncool 60/30

Neutral

Medium

Pilkington Suncool 50/25

Neutral/Blue

Medium

Neutral

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27

Blue

Medium

Neutral

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30

Silver

High

Neutral

Pilkington Suncool 40/22

Neutral/Blue

Medium

Neutral

Pilkington Suncool 30/17

Neutral/Blue

Medium

Neutral

Level of reflection: Low reflection < 15%, Medium reflection 15-25%, High reflection > 25%.
Pilkington Activ Suncool versions of the above are available, please refer to separate datasheet.
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Pilkington Suncool 70/40 is particularly suitable

colour responds to the requirement for colour and

for buildings where maximum natural light is

performance to be combined within one product.

required, such as windows in residential housing.

It allows a colour to be introduced to the building

This product combines good solar control

faade whilst maintaining neutral lighting

performance with low external reflection (10%) and

conditions within the building. The transmission

high thermal insulation (Ug-value = 1,1 W/m2K).

colour from inside to outside remains neutral.

Pilkington Suncool 70/35 offers the highest

coloured coating for faades where a higher degree

selectivity of all of the Pilkington products due to

its very low total solar heat gain and extremely high

of shine and reflection is required. This product

light transmittance. It also offers outstanding

achieves high external reflection (39%) and very

thermal insulation with a Ug-value of 1,0 W/m2K in

low solar heat gain whilst maintaining neutral light

a standard Insulating Glass Unit.

transmission. It also offers outstanding thermal

Pilkington Suncool 66/33,

insulation (Ug-value = 1,0 W/m2K). The transmission

colour from inside to outside remains neutral.

Pilkington Suncool 60/30, and

Pilkington Suncool 50/25 are formulated

Pilkington Suncool 40/22 is neutral/blue in

to comply with the most demanding specifications.

reflection, has high-level shading properties and

They maintain a neutral aspect, adding

limited heat absorption, reducing the need for


toughening in many applications*.

character to the building and preserving the


illumination/comfort of the interior spaces and
also offer outstanding thermal insulation with

Pilkington Suncool 30/17 offers maximum


protection against solar radiation and glare. It is

a Ug-value of 1,0 W/m K in a standard Insulating

designed for use in large faades and horizontal roof

Glass Unit.

structures. The extremely low solar factor (19%)

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27 is similar in

makes it suitable for applications where significant

performance to Pilkington Suncool 50/25, but

solar radiation is an issue. Its reflective properties

much more blue in reflection. The blue reflection

are suitable for large office building faades.

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30 has a silver-

Often buildings are designed to have glass that

Safety / Security: Pilkington Suncool glass products

appears as natural as possible whilst still providing

can be ordered in laminated or toughened form.

a high degree of energy management. The

The Pilkington Suncool Optilam laminated glass is

Pilkington Suncool range of neutral transmission

available in thicknesses of 6,4 mm to 13,1 mm to

products provides a choice of performance whilst

comply with safety and security requirements.

staying close to a clear transparent faade. It should

The toughened Pilkington Suncool glass offers

be noted that a product with a neutral colour means


that the glass has no distinct visible colour. However,

impact and thermal stress resistance.


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as the light transmission is lower, it can have

Noise control: Pilkington Suncool Optiphon,


the acoustic laminated version, combines sound

a slightly darker appearance than uncoated glass.

insulation and impact resistance in thicknesses from


6,8 mm to 13,1 mm.

*As each application must be judged individually, a thermal safety


check will be required to establish if heat treatment is required for

thermal safety reasons.

Self-cleaning: all Pilkington Suncool products are


available in combination with the Pilkington self-

An infinite number of combinations

cleaning coating on surface 1 (external surface),

for multi-functional glass

this is known as the Pilkington Activ Suncool


product range. The result is a dual coated glass

Pilkington Suncool products are available on

product which combines self-cleaning, solar control

Pilkington Optiwhite, low-iron substrate which will

and thermal insulation properties. Thicknesses of

offer higher light transmission and lower absorption

6 mm to 8 mm are available.

than on standard float glass.

Spandrel Glass: a range of Spandrel products is


available for use with Pilkington Suncool solar

The Pilkington Suncool products are designed to be

control glass to ensure continuity in the aesthetic

used as the outer pane of an Insulating Glass Unit,

design of faades. Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated

with the coating on surface 2, and can be combined

is available in thicknesses 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm

with many other Pilkington products:

in toughened form.

The Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated product range and appearance


Appearance in reflection

Level of reflection

Reflection (%)

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E200

Neutral

Medium

19

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E140

Neutral/Blue

High

28

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E120

Silver

High

35

Product

Level of reflection: Low reflection < 15%, Medium reflection 15-25%, High reflection > 25%.

The full Pilkington Suncool range and recommended off-line coated spandrels are shown below. As with all spandrel constructions, it is strongly advised
that the customer conducts a visual mock-up test to ensure an acceptable match.
Product

Spandrel offering

Comment
Due to its low reflection, the appearance of Pilkington Suncool 70/40 is dominated
by the transmission. However Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E200 can be offered
as a spandrel solution for Pilkington Suncool 70/40 when the colour match is not
expected to be perfect.

Pilkington Suncool 70/40

Pilkington Suncool 70/35

E200

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E200 is the recommended solution whilst not
a perfect colour match this is the most harmonising offering in comparison to
an enamelled spandrel solution.

Pilkington Suncool 66/33

E200

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E200 is the recommended solution whilst not
a perfect colour match this is the most harmonising offering in comparison to
an enamelled spandrel solution.

Pilkington Suncool 60/30

E200

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E200 is the recommended solution whilst not
a perfect colour match this is the most harmonising offering in comparison to
an enamelled spandrel solution.

Pilkington Suncool 50/25

E200

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30

E120

Pilkington Suncool 40/22

E140

Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E140 is the recommended solution for


Pilkington Suncool 40/22. Whilst not a perfect colour match this is the most
harmonising offering in comparison to an enamelled spandrel solution.

Pilkington Suncool 30/17

E140

Pilkington Suncool and Pilkington Suncool OW performance data


Ug-value
(W/m2K)
Argonfilled

Total

Long
Wavelength

Short
Wavelength

Shading coefficient
Total
Transmittance

Absorptance

Reflectance

Direct
Transmittance

Solar Radiant Heat


Reflectance

Transmittance

Light

Double Insulating Glass Unit construction (6 mm external pane Pilkington Suncool 16 mm argon 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat Clear)
Pilkington Suncool 70/40

0,71

0,10

0,39

0,28

0,33

0,43

0,45

0,04

0,49

1,1

Pilkington Suncool 70/35

0,70

0,16

0,35

0,35

0,30

0,37

0,40

0,03

0,43

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 66/33

0,66

0,16

0,33

0,35

0,32

0,36

0,38

0,03

0,41

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 60/30

0,60

0,19

0,30

0,36

0,34

0,32

0,34

0,03

0,37

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 50/25

0,50

0,18

0,24

0,33

0,43

0,27

0,28

0,03

0,31

1,0

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27

0,50

0,19

0,25

0,35

0,40

0,28

0,29

0,03

0,32

1,1

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30

0,50

0,39

0,29

0,43

0,28

0,31

0,33

0,03

0,36

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 40/22

0,40

0,20

0,20

0,35

0,45

0,23

0,23

0,03

0,26

1,1

Pilkington Suncool 30/17

0,30

0,25

0,16

0,37

0,47

0,19

0,18

0,04

0,22

1,1

Triple Insulating Glass Unit construction (6 mm external pane Pilkington Suncool 12 mm argon 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat Clear
12 mm argon 4 mm Optitherm S3)

Pilkington Suncool 70/40

0,63

0,13

0,32

0,30

0,38

0,38

0,37

0,07

0,44

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 70/35

0,63

0,19

0,29

0,36

0,35

0,34

0,33

0,06

0,39

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 66/33

0,59

0,19

0,28

0,36

0,36

0,32

0,32

0,05

0,37

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 60/30

0,54

0,21

0,25

0,37

0,38

0,29

0,29

0,05

0,34

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 50/25

0,45

0,20

0,21

0,33

0,46

0,24

0,24

0,04

0,28

0,7

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27

0,45

0,20

0,21

0,36

0,43

0,25

0,24

0,05

0,29

0,7

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30

0,45

0,40

0,24

0,44

0,32

0,28

0,28

0,04

0,32

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 40/22

0,36

0,21

0,17

0,35

0,48

0,20

0,20

0,03

0,23

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 30/17

0,27

0,26

0,13

0,37

0,50

0,16

0,15

0,03

0,18

0,7

Double Insulating Glass Unit construction (6 mm external pane Pilkington Suncool OW 16 mm argon 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat Clear)
Pilkington Suncool 70/40 OW

0,73

0,10

0,42

0,39

0,19

0,45

0,49

0,03

0,52

1,1

Pilkington Suncool 70/35 OW

0,72

0,16

0,37

0,47

0,16

0,39

0,42

0,03

0,45

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 66/33 OW

0,68

0,17

0,35

0,47

0,18

0,37

0,41

0,02

0,43

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 60/30 OW

0,62

0,20

0,32

0,49

0,19

0,34

0,37

0,02

0,39

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 50/25 OW

0,52

0,19

0,26

0,44

0,30

0,28

0,30

0,02

0,32

1,0

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27 OW

0,52

0,20

0,27

0,46

0,27

0,30

0,31

0,03

0,34

1,1

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30 OW

0,52

0,41

0,32

0,55

0,13

0,34

0,37

0,02

0,39

1,0

Pilkington Suncool 40/22 OW

0,41

0,21

0,21

0,46

0,33

0,24

0,25

0,02

0,27

1,1

Pilkington Suncool 30/17 OW

0,31

0,27

0,17

0,50

0,33

0,19

0,20

0,03

0,22

1,1

Triple Insulating Glass Unit construction (6 mm external pane Pilkington Suncool OW 12 mm argon 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat Clear
12 mm argon 4 mm Optitherm S3)

Pilkington Suncool 70/40 OW

0,65

0,13

0,35

0,42

0,23

0,40

0,40

0,06

0,46

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 70/35 OW

0,64

0,19

0,31

0,49

0,20

0,35

0,36

0,05

0,41

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 66/33 OW

0,61

0,20

0,30

0,49

0,21

0,34

0,34

0,05

0,39

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 60/30 OW

0,55

0,22

0,27

0,50

0,23

0,31

0,31

0,04

0,36

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 50/25 OW

0,46

0,21

0,22

0,45

0,33

0,25

0,25

0,04

0,29

0,7

Pilkington Suncool Blue 50/27 OW

0,46

0,21

0,23

0,47

0,30

0,27

0,26

0,05

0,31

0,7

Pilkington Suncool Silver 50/30 OW

0,47

0,42

0,26

0,57

0,17

0,31

0,30

0,05

0,35

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 40/22 OW

0,37

0,22

0,18

0,47

0,35

0,21

0,21

0,03

0,24

0,7

Pilkington Suncool 30/17 OW

0,28

0,27

0,14

0,50

0,36

0,17

0,16

0,03

0,20

0,7

The above performance data has been determined in accordance with EN 410 and EN 673. Solar control coating on surface 2.
The Ug -value for gas-filled Insulating Glass Units has been based on 90% argon gas fill.
Please note: Solar control glass in annealed form may be subject to thermal stress and a thermal safety check is advisable for all applications.

May 2011

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