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  • 15/12/2018
    Heat it up with Finnglass - Heated glass for structural glass facades and window solutions

    Heated glass for structural glass façades and window solutions – for real winters.

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  • 23/10/2018
    Finnglass cold wall simulator shows how electrically heated glass performs

    Finnglass offers a first-hand experience on the benefits of electrically heated glass at glass tech fair 2018. The company has made a cold wall simulator which allows to compare electrically heated glass with double and triple glazing. It demonstrates how electrically heated glass prevents convection and cold wall effect, hence giving a pleasant and comfortable indoor environment while saving money and energy.

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  • 15/10/2018
    Finnglass develops 50 cm thick laminate to open possibilities for architechure and design

    Alavus, Finland, October 15, 2018 - “It is more beautiful than I ever expected!” said Professor Matti Rautiola from the Finnish Association of Architects when he first saw the exhibition piece of thick laminate. This newcomer in the glass industry was developed as a response to Mr. Rautiola’s challenge to enable more ambitious use of glass in architecture. The end result is a horizontally stacked multilayer laminate that lets light, shadows and moving shapes be seen through translucently, while being suitable to be used as a load-bearing structure. 


    What started as a need from architects and designers has led to the development of a 50 cm thick laminate composed of 31 layers of tempered, ultra-clear Pilkington Optiwhite glass, with each layer 15 mm thick. Once the layers are assembled together, the strength of the resulting laminate can challenge concrete. Thick laminate gives architects and designers new possibilities to realise their artistic visions without compromising the beauty and simplicity of glass with supporting concrete or steel structures. 


    It all began when Mr. Rautiola found it hard to find solutions that allowed for more ambitious use of glass in load-bearing structures and state-of-the-art facades. When such constructs seemed hard to build with existing products and methods, Mr. Rautiola challenged the glass industry to develop a solution to meet demand. Finally, Mr. Jorma Vitkala from Glass Performance Days (GPD) put Mr. Rautiola in contact with Finnglass from Alavus, Finland. 


    “We took on the task, seeing increasing potential for the use of structural glass in the construction business,” says Mr. Timo Saukko, CEO of Finnglass. “We leveraged our expertise in glass processing and heat transfer models to solve problems, such as how to transfer heat into the massive laminate structure during the manufacturing process. It took a combination of technical problem-solving and hands-on experience to put the solution into practice. Our showcase piece of thick laminate is just an example of what we can achieve in this field.” 


    In the future, Finnglass will be optimizing their manufacturing processes and pursuing opportunities to demonstrate the value of thick laminate in constructing architectural masterpieces – alongside further growing their decades-long experience in applying electrically heated glass in diverse demanding architectural projects. 


    Get in contact with us to learn more about thick laminate. 


    Timo Saukko

    CEO Finnglass Oy

    Tel.: +358 40 7494 693

    Email: timo.saukko@finnglass.com

    www.finnglass.com


    The translucent glow of thick laminate’s exhibition piece.

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  • 15/12/2018
    Heat it up with Finnglass - Heated glass for structural glass facades and window solutions

    Heated glass for structural glass façades and window solutions – for real winters.

    Read More
  • 23/10/2018
    Finnglass cold wall simulator shows how electrically heated glass performs

    Finnglass offers a first-hand experience on the benefits of electrically heated glass at glass tech fair 2018. The company has made a cold wall simulator which allows to compare electrically heated glass with double and triple glazing. It demonstrates how electrically heated glass prevents convection and cold wall effect, hence giving a pleasant and comfortable indoor environment while saving money and energy.

    Read More
  • 15/10/2018
    Finnglass develops 50 cm thick laminate to open possibilities for architechure and design

    Alavus, Finland, October 15, 2018 - “It is more beautiful than I ever expected!” said Professor Matti Rautiola from the Finnish Association of Architects when he first saw the exhibition piece of thick laminate. This newcomer in the glass industry was developed as a response to Mr. Rautiola’s challenge to enable more ambitious use of glass in architecture. The end result is a horizontally stacked multilayer laminate that lets light, shadows and moving shapes be seen through translucently, while being suitable to be used as a load-bearing structure. 


    What started as a need from architects and designers has led to the development of a 50 cm thick laminate composed of 31 layers of tempered, ultra-clear Pilkington Optiwhite glass, with each layer 15 mm thick. Once the layers are assembled together, the strength of the resulting laminate can challenge concrete. Thick laminate gives architects and designers new possibilities to realise their artistic visions without compromising the beauty and simplicity of glass with supporting concrete or steel structures. 


    It all began when Mr. Rautiola found it hard to find solutions that allowed for more ambitious use of glass in load-bearing structures and state-of-the-art facades. When such constructs seemed hard to build with existing products and methods, Mr. Rautiola challenged the glass industry to develop a solution to meet demand. Finally, Mr. Jorma Vitkala from Glass Performance Days (GPD) put Mr. Rautiola in contact with Finnglass from Alavus, Finland. 


    “We took on the task, seeing increasing potential for the use of structural glass in the construction business,” says Mr. Timo Saukko, CEO of Finnglass. “We leveraged our expertise in glass processing and heat transfer models to solve problems, such as how to transfer heat into the massive laminate structure during the manufacturing process. It took a combination of technical problem-solving and hands-on experience to put the solution into practice. Our showcase piece of thick laminate is just an example of what we can achieve in this field.” 


    In the future, Finnglass will be optimizing their manufacturing processes and pursuing opportunities to demonstrate the value of thick laminate in constructing architectural masterpieces – alongside further growing their decades-long experience in applying electrically heated glass in diverse demanding architectural projects. 


    Get in contact with us to learn more about thick laminate. 


    Timo Saukko

    CEO Finnglass Oy

    Tel.: +358 40 7494 693

    Email: timo.saukko@finnglass.com

    www.finnglass.com


    The translucent glow of thick laminate’s exhibition piece.

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  • 10/06/2019
    Tikkurila Railway Station Bridge

    Electrically Heated Glass and an automated control system to melt ice and snow, ensure safety of travelers and facilitate maintenance.

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  • 10/06/2019
    Gostiny Dvor

    An indoor market square with 13,000 square meters in St. Petersburg, Russia, decked with Electrically Heated Glass to melt snow and let daylight in year round.

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  • 10/06/2019
    Gangloff Cabins

    Electrically Heated Glass to zap humidity caused by passengers on the cruise ship's viewing gondola. Keeps glass clear and views unobstructed.

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  • 10/06/2019
    Villa Överby

    Architectural gem situated in Stockholm, Sweden, with Finnglass's Electrically Heated Glass to guarantee comfort and a panoramic view year round.

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  • 10/06/2019
    Santa's Hotel Aurora

    Glass igloos in northern Finland to experience the magic of northern lights - with comfort and a panoramic view.

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