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Manufacturer's Product Description

Spandrel

• Silicone
• Ceramic Frit

AFG Glass offers two fabricating options—ceramic frit coating and silicone coating—to produce spandrel glass that preserves the aesthetics of commercial buildings, while hiding structural elements and utilities.

Practical and beautiful, spandrel glass products from AFG preserve the “seamless” effect of a curtain wall façade—while obscuring unattractive building components such as structural joists, plumbing components, and electrical wiring. To offer architects and builders a broad range of options, AFG Glass can fabricate spandrel glass through a silicone coating process, or a ceramic frit coating process, according to the specific demands of the project. Both coatings are available in standard colors—and can also be customized in an endless array of shades, to provide a close match to the vision glass used in each customer project. With its broad spectrum of primary glass products, glass coatings, and fabricating options, AFG can help customers specify a custom-tailored spandrel solution that meets exacting performance specifications—while also preserving architectural beauty and design integrity.

Silicone

Offering both strength and beauty, silicone-coated spandrel products from AFG Glass ensure a consistent architectural façade—and also provide fallout protection in the event of glass breakage.

To conceal necessary structural components such as floor and ceiling joists—which would otherwise interfere with the “seamless” design of curtain wall building facades—AFG Glass has created a unique line of silicone-coated spandrel glass. Because silicone is a natural glass component, these coatings bond well with all glass substrates—creating a strong and durable coating that holds up well over time. Silicone coatings have the added benefit of curing to a rubber-like consistency that holds the fabricated glass together in the event of breakage—providing superior fallout protection that meets many building codes. Available in an endless variety of custom colors—and able to be applied to any of AFG’s primary, coated, heat-treated, or laminated solutions—silicone-coated spandrel glass from AFG is the perfect complement to customers’ curtain wall designs.

Ceramic Frit

AFG’s ceramic frit coating method produces spandrel glass that is exceptionally strong and permanently colored—because the color coating becomes part of the glass itself.

For curtain wall facades on commercial buildings, AFG’s ceramic frit coated spandrel glass offers a lovely and lasting solution. Available in an array of standard colors, ceramic frit coated spandrel products from AFG Glass can also be customized to match the appearance of vision glass as closely as possible—providing a seamless appearance and disguising such building components as utilities and joists. In addition—by using any of AFG’s primary, coated, or heat-treated products as a substrate—architects and builders can also achieve exacting performance specifications. The fabrication process for AFG’s spandrel products includes curing the glass at extremely high temperatures after the ceramic frit is applied—ensuring that the color coating permanently fuses with the substrate. As a result, ceramic frit spandrel solutions from AFG Glass are exceptionally strong and durable—and retain their color for the life of the glass.

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