Guardian Glass Europe has launched SunGuard SNX 70, the latest product in its SunGuard eXtraSelective range.

SunGuard SNX 70 is a triple silver-coated glass with light transmission approaching 70% – plus high thermal insulation. It also claims a ‘uniquely clean, natural appearance and a subtle reflective quality that achieves a strikingly uniform aesthetic across design contours and different viewing angles’.

The manufacturer says the glass is especially effective when combined with Guardian UltraClear as a base – available as SunGuard SNX 70 Ultra. In standard double insulating units this provides 68% light transmission, 32% solar factor, and a Ug value of 1.0 W/m2K. In standard triple glazed units it offers 62% light transmission, 30% solar factor and a Ug value of 0.5 W/m2K. The glass’s transparency also means that views from both inside and out are truer in colour.

SunGuard SNX 70 can also assist environmental certification. As part of the SunGuard range in Europe and Russia, SunGuard SNX 70 has an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) and has been independently assessed under the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products program, where it’s certified Bronze.

Andras Kovacs, product manager – commercialization, said “Architects have often had to compromise on the overall look of a facade when it comes to high performance glass. Now SNX 70 offers the perfect balance of solar control, natural light transmission and a strikingly clean aesthetic.”