3D Glass Freedom to form | PRESS GLASS SA
What is great architecture all about? It’s about freedom. The freedom to shape bold visions. The freedom to articulate those visions in every dimension. Great architecture is the freedom to form in your mind and soul. In building materials. Freedom to form in glass.
A revolutionary technology
3D GLASS by PRESS GLASS – a revolutionary, patented technology that lets you shape three-dimensional, smoothly changing glass surfaces and facades. Thermally formed 3D GLASS fills the market gap of complex architectural glass forms built with geometrically varied elements. 3D GLASS is a new approach to thermoforming glass using patented technology that uses ceramic moulds in place of previously used metal moulds. The efficient process of forming individual ceramic matrices gives greater freedom in forming large surfaces consisting of unique glass panes. It’s a new opening for the global architecture, where thermoformed glass really sets free the third dimension of glazing
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Improved thermal insulation
3D GLASS contributes to the sustainability of tall buildings by making heating and cooling more efficient. Using single or laminated glass panes with the newest high selective coatings and connecting them with spacer bars allows us to offer energy efficient double or triple glazed units, greatly improving the indoor environmental quality of buildings by reducing heat loss and limiting sun penetration.
Better acoustic insulation
The irregular and curvilinear surface of façades using 3D GLASS improves the acoustic insulation of buildings, thanks to better dispersion of acoustic waves. The effect can be strengthened when 3D GLASS is used as a “second skin”. The degree of acoustic insulation improvement depends on the designed shape of the glass.
Greater load resistance
Well-designed shapes together with chemical strengthening greatly improve the rigidity of glass and its ability to transfer loads.
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