PARSOL is a body-tinted glass, manufactured in the same way as PLANICLEAR clear float glass. PARSOL has a coloured appearance, which provides basic solar control properties.
There is no thermal retention performance with this product so combining the product with a low-E product is recommended.
There are 5 colours in the PARSOL range:
- PARSOL GREEN
- PARSOL BRONZE
- PARSOL SAPPHIRE BLUE
- PARSOL GREY
- PARSOL ULTRA GREY
PARSOL products are available in a range of thicknesses, from 3mm to 12mm, depending on the colour.
We spend a lot of our time indoors. There are many factors that influence how we feel inside a building, including the overall aesthetic, successful interior design, balanced noise levels or acoustics and natural levels of light. A well designed and constructed space can enhance our sense of comfort and wellbeing, helping to improve health and productivity; important across all building sectors. It's the balance of influencing factors that provides overall comfort.
PARSOL can be laminated, coated or heat-treated to provide numerous comfort benefits, such as noise reduction, solar control and safe breakage.
PARSOL provides additional solar control to reduce the burden on air-conditioning through the warmer months and also provides different aesthetics in terms of colour.
PARSOL glass can be coated with BIOCLEAN to create low maintenance, easy clean glass variants; perfect for large areas of glazing and conservatories.
PARSOL is intended for universal applications where an attractive appearance or basic solar control properties are required:
- Interior applications for decoration, fittings and furniture.
- External applications in single or double-glazing, for facades and overhead glazing
Safety glass, which will be either toughened or laminated, depending on where and how it is being used, protects from the risk of serious injury caused by accidental breakage or impact. When it breaks, it breaks safely.
The types of safety glass have different benefits:
- Toughened glass fractures into small relatively blunt fragments upon failure, preventing cutting and piercing injuries associated with large shards of annealed glass.
- Laminated glass contains a polymeric interlayer, designed to retain sections of glass in the event of fracture, and so prevent shards separating from the main body of the glass. Laminated glass also provides an enhanced level of protection where there is a change in level, and so a risk of falling, or where there is a potential for objects to fall from height onto occupied areas below.
The type and level of safety can vary from one project to the next. Saint-Gobain Glass always recommend seeking advice from one our Technical Specification Managers (TSM) before you proceed with a particular glass type.
PARSOL can be thermally toughened and/or laminated. When laminated by Saint-Gobain, the product becomes part of the STADIP range.
Security rated glass can help protect against break-in attempts or vandalism by delaying, or even preventing, penetration through the glass.
To offer security performance, PARSOL must be laminated, and so the STADIP range should be considered where these requirements exist.
Saint-Gobain Glass is leading the industry in the design and manufacture of sustainable building glass.
Saint-Gobain Glass products are manufactured using a minimum of 30% recycled content.