SCHOTT AMIRAN® - anti-reflective glass for façades

At a Glance

Low in reflection, neutral in color, nearly invisible

SCHOTT AMIRAN® anti-reflective glass for façades offers crystal clear transparency, even with a significant difference in the amount of light in front of and behind the pane. It reduces reflections to just a fraction of those seen with conventional glass. This makes AMIRAN® anti-reflective glass the material of choice for display windows and showrooms, interpreter cabins, VIP seating areas in stadiums and panorama restaurants, television and recording studios, façades and balustrades, lobbies and foyers.
AMIRAN® anti-reflective glass is used in zoos
AMIRAN® used in zoos. Comparison of float glass and anti-reflective AMIRAN® in the middle.
Summary:
  • SCHOTT AMIRAN® - the invisible glass
  • AMIRAN® is unique due to its unrivalled mechanical and chemical strength and its robustness
  • AMIRAN® is an established and strong premium brand in the market
  • typical applications are
    • façades
    • shop windows
    • entrance areas and lobbies
    • VIP lounges
    • etc.
  • AMIRAN® is outstanding due to its overall performance combined with superior services

Benefits

SCHOTT AMIRAN® - anti-reflective  glass for façades is unique due to ...
... Transparency ...
  • extremely high transmission – no visible reflection (1%, instead of 8% with float glass)
  • reduction of unwanted reflection to provide perfect view through glass – especially in complex lighting conditions
  • high Color Rendering Index for crystal clear transparency
  • ability to photograph through SCHOTT AMIRAN®
... Security ...
  • perfect view in difficult lighting situations (e.g. during night-time at gas stations, etc.)

... Green Building ...
  • increases natural daylight in rooms and reduces the need for artificial lighting
... Quality ...
  • best available anti-reflective coating
  • easy handling for processors:
    • highly scratch-resistant
    • easier to clean and easier to temper than sputter-coated products
    • best bendable product on market
  • long durability for end users
    • easy to clean
    • weatherproof for external applications
  • according to end applications SCHOTT offers AMIRAN® with specific coating characteristics (best performance for non-tempered, tempered, bent applications)

Area of Applications

  • façades
  • balustrades
  • lobbies and entrance halls
  • foyers
  • VIP seating areas in stadiums
  • panorama restaurants
  • television and recording studios
  • interpreter cabins
  • zoos
  • shop windows and retail environments

Are you interested in examples for applications? Read more about our AMIRAN® references for façades and shop windows:
Stuttgart's World Cup Stadium, Germany, glazed with AMIRAN®

Technical Information

These anti-reflective characteristics are made possible by the sol-gel dipping process developed by SCHOTT. The glass is dipped in different metal oxide solutions.

Once dipped, the metal oxide coating layers are burned in at 450° C to 500° C. The oxidic layers produce interference that actually helps prevent annoying reflections. These layers are actually much purer and especially mechanically and chemically more stable than those processed with conventional PVD techniques (such as vapor deposition or sputtering, for example).
SCHOTT AMIRAN® is technically superior due to:
  • 1% luminous reflectance (monolithic glass pane)
  • best possible color stability with change in viewing angle
  • extremely durable coating
  • perfectly suited for outdoor applications due to weather resistant coating
  • clear and neutral
  • 99% UV protection for laminated glass with PVB foil
  • several processing options
    • thermally toughened safety glass
    • laminated safety glass
    • insulation glass
    • printing
    • multiple edge processing
    • drilling
    • etc.
SCHOTT AMIRAN® compared to regular glass
1% luminous reflectance of SCHOTT AMIRAN® compared to 8% luminous reflectance of regular glass. * White glass with 4.0 mm thickness features ~1 % absorption.
Durable and easy to keep clean
The process results in excellent optical qualities and is what makes AMIRAN® anti-reflective glass so incredibly durable. The coating resists both scratching and chemicals, making AMIRAN® easy to clean with appropriate commercially available glass cleaners. Please refer to cleaning instructions No. 2001 and processing instructions No. 2003.
  Anti-
reflective  optical interference coating
Max. net dimensions (min.)


mm x mm
Thick-
ness



mm
Glass
substrate
Luminous
reflectance


ρvD65
%
Luminous
transmit-
tance

τvD65
%
Color
rendering
index


Ra
Thermal
transmit-
tance

Ug
W/(m2·K)
Total solar energy trans-mittance
g %
UV-trans-
mittance


τUV
%
Technical properties for AMIRAN® stock sheets


AMIRAN®


both-sides
3,180 x 1,770

4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Extra-clear low-iron float glass

1
 

98

100

5.8

90

63
3,770 x 1,770
                     
AMIRAN® one-side 3,180 x 1,770

4, 5, 6, 8, 10

Extra-clear low-iron float glass

1*

97*

100*

5.7*

89*

1*
    3,770 x 1,770
* Thermo-optical data for laminate of 2 x one-side coated AMIRAN®
 
Technical properties for AMIRAN® processed glass
AMIRAN®

3,770 x 1,770


4, 6, 8,
10, 12

Extra-clear low-iron
float glass
 

1


98


100


5.8


90


63
AMIRAN®
Thermally toughened safety glass,  heat strengthened glass
AMIRAN®
LSG with a PVB film
3,770 x 1,770 Dependant on assembly Extra-clear low-iron float glass
1

97

100

5.7

89

1
AMIRAN®
Insulating glass
optionally as thermally toughened safety glass
3,770 x 1,700
Dependant on the processor

Dependant on assembly

Extra-clear low-iron float glass


2


96


99


2.6


97


49
AMIRAN®
Insulating glass with sun protection, optionally as thermally toughened safety glass

AMIRAN®
Insulating glass with heat protection, optionally as thermally toughened safety glass


3,770 x 1,700
Dependant on the processor




Dependant on assembly




Extra-clear low-iron float glass




3




85




98




1.1
48





64




14

Convential glass in comparison

  Max. net dimensions (min.)


mm x mm
Thick-
ness



mm
Glass
substrate
Luminous
reflectance


ρvD65
%
Luminous
transmit-
tance

τvD65
%
Color
rendering
index


Ra
Thermal
transmit-
tance

Ug
W/(m2·K)
Total solar energy trans-mittance
g %
UV-trans-
mittance


τUV
%
Thermally toughened safety glass

Dependant
on the manufacturer

Dependant
on the manufacturer
Float glass approx. 8 90 98 5.8 86 62
Extra-clear low-iron float  glass
approx. 8

91

99

5.8

91

84
Insulating glass Dependant
on the manufacturer
Dependant
on the manufacturer
Float glass approx. 15 80 97 2.6 75 39
Extra-clear low-iron float  glass
approx. 15

84

99

2.6

83

72

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