Specialty Architectural Glass for Interior and Exterior Wall Applications

U-GLASS also known as Channel Glass incorporates a simple idea, consisting of a self-standing glazing system framed by an aluminum structure which meets the highest technical and architectural requirements. The product is a U shaped cast glass. Cast in sheet form whilst still molten, it is rolled and the side wings are formed to create a U shaped profile. It is commonly referred to as ‘channel glass’ and each individual length ‘a blade’. U-GLASS can be used in straight and curved applications and the channels can be fixed horizontally or vertically. The blades can be installed single, double or triple glazed. One of the main benefits to architects is that U glass is available in varying dimensions, up to a maximum of 8 meter lengths, and is designed to be cut to size. The nature of how U-GLASS is connected and secured to the perimeter frames means that by fitting the blades vertically, long U glass facades can be achieved without the need to break the design with (visible) intermediate supports. U-GLASS is sealed using translucent silicon, therefore creating a seamless all glass, clear look and it is available in different clear glass textures – clear or extra clear tint, tempered or annealed, and comes in a variety of colours.

The trend towards sustainability, energy efficiency and cost-conscious construction is supported by ongoing product developments that make it possible to use U-GLASS in facades almost without limitations. At the same time, taking national and international standards and guidelines into consideration, the range of applications now extends from purely functional buildings to architecturally sophisticated reference objects. What all applications have in common is the unique combination of function, aesthetics and cost-effectiveness that distinguish construction with U-GLASS.