Solar & heat control
Solar heat control is allowing as much visible light in, while blocking the harmful ultra-violet and the energy-carrying infra-red radiation. Different glasses have different ability to block visible light and/or other radiation depending upon the application.
The chapter on Sound Control talks about the basic acoustic (the science of sound and sound control) principals, acoustic properties of various glasses, and how to specify glass facades keeping acoustic insulation in mind.
This chapter discusses the reasons of thermal shock and evaluates the factors that contribute to the risk of thermal breakage, which, in turn equips the users with tools and techniques to choose the correct glass based on scientific facts.
The chapter on tempered glass, also known as 'toughened glass', systematically discusses its properties, process of production and several quality related issues.
The document on laminated glass explains its basics, types and its quality apart from educating users about offering better safety, protection from fading, sound control and UV-protection vis-a-vis tempered glass.
Insulated Glass Units
The chapter on IG Units takes the user through the basics to the more advanced features in a comprehensible manner. Specific features of IGU's have been discussed with focus given to sound & heat control and acoustics.