Four Guardian SunGuard coatings now available from Kingsburg plant

Four popular SunGuard advanced architectural glass coatings that help projects save energy and contribute toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification are now available from Guardian’s Kingsburg, Calif., plant, according to a June 17 release. SunGuard AG 43, AG 50, Neutral 40 and Neutral 50 low-E coatings offer a variety of reflectivity and performance options for vision and spandrel glass and are suitable for many different types of commercial glass applications.

These coatings were previously only made at Guardian’s Carleton, Mich., plant. The new Kingsburg production will provide customers shorter lead times, the opportunity for mixed truck loads with other Kingsburg products and offer advantages for West Coast projects seeking LEED certification due to local production.

“These are some of our most popular coatings and can exceed the performance of ordinary low-E glass,” said Chris Dolan, Guardian director of commercial glass programs, in the release. “Combined with our SuperNeutral series already available from Kingsburg, we have a comprehensive range of design solutions that allow architects to fully explore the aesthetic and functional possibilities of light.”