McCoy’s Glass has recently launched its McLam® Energy Saving Glass™ (ESG) in the South African market.
Ordinary glass is an extremely poor insulator. Glass can, however, be formulated to provide extra protection against heat gain during summer and the loss of heat during winter, while retaining high levels of transparency. McCoy’s is proud to bring a product to the market which does just that.This 6.38mm thick laminated safety glass offers a 30% improvement in U-Value compared to normal glass, ensuring that undesirable heat gain and loss are minimised. As a result, higher comfort levels can be achieved in offices and homes and, importantly, they cost less to cool and heat mechanically.
The glass has a transparent coating, as hard as the glass surface, which is combined with specific tint treatment to provide a balance of solar control and thermal insulation. McLam® ESG™ is available in four versions to assist building owners and developers in lowering their energy costs and thus lowering their carbon footprint.
In addition to its solar control and thermal insulation properties, the glass virtually eliminates ultraviolet light, so protecting furniture, curtains and carpets from the damaging rays. Through the visco-elastic sound absorbing interlayer, it also eliminates almost 40% of unwanted noise. Thicker interlayers are available for added noise resistance.
McLam Energy Saving Glass has been developed in collaboration with Pilkington Technical Centre in the UK and is available from McCoy’s Glass which has branches in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit.