Guardian Float Glass is perfectly flat and has virtually parallel surfaces. Automatic cutters are used to trim the glass into sizes which can be shipped or handled for further processing.

Further processing:

  • Toughening.
  • Heat soaking.
  • Heat strengthening.
  • Laminating.
  • Drilling.
  • Notching.
  • Bending.
  • Edgeworking.
  • Brilliant cutting.
  • CNC shaping.
  • Screen-printing.
  • Leaded and Decorated.
  • Manufacture into suitable single, double or triple glass insulating units.

Applications:

  • Architectural façades.
  • Partitions, shop fronts and show cases.
  • Floors, stairs and balustrading.
  • Table tops, shelves, consoles and folding screens.
  • Residential insulating glass units.
  • Laminated safety glass.
  • Silk-screen printed glass.
  • Mirrors.
  • Transportation

Standards:

Guardian Europe has ISO 9001 accreditation for the manufacture of float glass at all of its European based float glass plants. Guardian float glass complies with the requirements of EN 572-2: 1994 'Glass in Building - Basic soda lime silicate glass products -2: Float glass'. Guardian also has ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard.

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Standard product features

Size:

- Manufacturer's standard (other sizes available):

  • Jumbo: 3210 x 6000 mm.
  • Split: 3210 x 2250–2550 mm.

Options

ExtraClear:

ExtraClear float glass is Guardian's standard clear float glass offering, unlike most other clear float glass Guardian's ExtraClear has a reduced iron content, this product sits half way between normal clear float and Low Iron glass and provides a better level of clarity with less discolouration (blue/green appearance) when viewed from the cut edge of the glass.

UltraClear:

Low Iron float glass which has an almost crystal like appearance, the edge detail is almost completely clear with little to no blue/green discolouration.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-65-40/315 Heat strengthened glass
45-65-40/310 Annealed glass
45-65-40/335 Thermally toughened glass
45-65-40/320 Laminated glass

Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

Guardian Glass UK Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)800 032 6322

Product reference

[ExtraClear Float Glass]
[UltraClear Float Glass (Low Iron)]

Thickness

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Manufacturer details

Rawcliffe Road,
Goole,
East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 8GA
Tel +44 (0)800 032 6322
Fax +44 (0)1405 726999
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