Guardian

Guardian Glass
Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers See what's possible®. Visit guardianglass.com.

Guardian Industries
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ 18,000 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications; and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.

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Double skin facades: selecting the right combination of glass to optimise their benefits

A double skin façade can be either mechanically or naturally ventilated, depending on the type of ventilation system used in the air gap. These are known as active and passive (interactive) ventilated facades.
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR170)When designing a double skin façade, it is important to choose the right combination of glass to optimise the benefits in terms of energy management, dynamic selectivity, thermal insulation, and enhanced comfort, while minimising potential issues such as condensation, says Ralf Greiner, Product Application Manager for Guardian Glass in Europe.

“La Casa del Desierto” featured in the fifth season of Black Mirror series

Photo of the shooting of the new chapter of Black Mirror set in “La Casa del Desierto”, in Gorafe, Granada. All rights reserved.The famous and award-winning British television series Black Mirror, created by Charlie Brooker and streamed by the popular Netflix platform, features “La Casa del Desierto” by Guardian Glass in one of its new mind-bending stories in the series, now in its fifth season.

Castellana 77, a sustainable building with a Guardian Glass glazed facade

Castellana 77. Building.
(© All photos © luis vidal + arquitectos. All rights reserved, GRDPR168)In the heart of Madrid’s financial centre, in the AZCA district, stands Castellana 77, a building which, after two decades out of service, has begun a new iconic life thanks to luis vidal + arquitectos. The original 1977 tower is now a 62-metre-high office building, defining the skyline of the city in its own special way. With completion of the restoration, the building is a leader in terms of energy efficiency and environmental profile and has received the prestigious LEED Platinum certification. Guardian Glass high performance glass products for the façade helped contribute to achieving this LEED certification.

Guardian Glass inaugurates new laminated glass production line at its plant in Orosháza, Hungary

Left to right: 
Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President Guardian Glass, Managing Director Guardian Europe s.à r.l., Jean Ries, Director Government and Public Affairs Europe, Guardian Europe s.à r.l., Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR167) Guardian Glass welcomed today H.E. Mister Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mister Zoltán Dávid, Orosháza’s Mayor; Mister David Kostelancik, Chargé d’Affaires United States Embassy to Hungary; H.E. Mister Tamás Iván Kovács, Hungarian Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg; and H.E. Mister Marc Ungeheuer, Luxembourg Ambassador to Austria and Hungary, for the official inauguration of the company’s new laminating line at its float glass plant in Orosháza, Hungary.

Guardian Glass glazed envelope installed at Punta de Mar, a unique advanced floating accommodation in Spain

Guardian Glass glazed envelope installed at Punta de Mar, a unique advanced floating accommodation in Spain. 
(Photo Mano de Santo ®. All rights reserved, GRDPR166) The architectural studio Mano de Santo and KMZero, Open Innovation Hub, part of Martinez Group, chose Guardian Glass when designing Punta de Mar, the first floating, dynamic and advanced accommodation in Spain. This innovative project, promoted by startup Punta de Mar, aims to take the concept of experiential tourism to another level, of which the first prototype is already placed at the Club Náutico in Denia on the Mediterranean Sea.

Guardian Glass to share its vision of the future at BAU 2019

Guardian Glass to share its vision of the future at BAU 2019.
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR165) Guardian Glass will delight visitors to it stand at BAU 2019 with a demonstration of the endless possibilities of glass – for today tomorrow and beyond – to a world in which glass will play an even greater role in our lives. BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, opens its doors in Munich, Germany, 14-19 January 2019.

Find the most suitable architectural glass in minutes with the new online Product Selector from Guardian Glass

Find the most suitable architectural glass in minutes with the new online Product Selector from Guardian Glass. 
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR164) Guardian Glass Europe has launched an online Product Selector that allows customers to quickly find the most suitable Guardian Glass product for their project, whatever the application and whatever appearance or performance requirements are needed.

Vacuum insulated glazing from Guardian Glass opens up a world of opportunities

Guardian Vacuum IG™ creates an optimal shopping experience at a supermarket in the United States. 
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR163) Guardian Glass has developed innovative technology that is changing the way high performance glazings are manufactured, while meeting tomorrow’s demands for increased thermal energy performance. The technology has already proved successful in commercial refrigeration, but other applications are emerging across multiple industries.

Guardian Glass introduces the future of dynamic shading with blackout at the touch of a button for windows and doors

Guardian Glass introduces the future of dynamic shading with blackout at the touch of a button for windows and doors. 
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR162)Guardian Glass has developed a new, cost effective, reliable, integrated shading solution for windows and doors. Guardian Glass is proceeding with plans to construct a pilot facility in Europe to launch the product, which is expected late in 2019.

Construction milestone for Guardian Glass manufacturing plant in Częstochowa

Construction milestone for Guardian Glass manufacturing plant in Częstochowa.

From left to right:
Grzegorz Kuznik, Plant Manager
Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe
Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor
Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO 
Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR161) Guardian Glass welcomed today M. Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone, and M. Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor, for the groundbreaking ceremony of the company’s new plant in Częstochowa, Poland.

Guardian Glass provides a sense of things to come at glasstec 2018

Guardian Clarity™, the invisible glass, is one of the products that will tease visitors’ senses at Glasstec 2018. Photo: Guardian Clarity at the Land of the Lions, ZSL London Zoo, ©Romag. 
(Photo Guardian Glass, LLC, GRDPR160) The Guardian Glass presence at glasstec 2018 is in the form of an interactive, multi-sensory exhibit (Hall 10, Stand A24) where customers can experience the huge variety of possibilities of glass – not just for today, but tomorrow and beyond. Glasstec, the world’s leading event for the glass industry, opens its doors in Düsseldorf, Germany, 23-26 October.

Guardian Glass Europe launches a double-silver coated solar control glass with a neutral grey appearance and enhanced performance

Guardian Glass launches a double-silver coated solar control glass with a neutral grey appearance and enhanced performance. 
(Photo © Bartosz Makowski, GRDPR159, non-contractual photo) Guardian Glass has introduced a new double-silver coated solar control glass with a grey, neutral appearance that meets current architectural trends for glass facades and windows.

Glass Performance versus Aesthetics

Glass Performance versus Aesthetics. 
(Photo courtesy of Guardian Glass, LLC, ©Gonzalo Botet, LLC, GRDPR158) Different buildings have differing needs with respect to aesthetics, performance and function. Few building materials can have as great an impact on all three of these areas as glass.

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