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Advanced window incorporating vacuum glazing
Author(s): Osamu Asano; Masao Misonou; Hidemi Kato; Shigeki Nagasaka
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Paper Abstract

Vacuum glazing product named SPACIATM, being an unique product with very high levels of thermal insulation properties in a very small thickness, is described in detail. The construction and manufacturing process of SPACIATM are reported. Its design, which was originally established by R.E. Collins et al. of the University of Sydney, has been adjusted in order to meet the requirements of the Japanese market and the requirements of mass production process. SPACIATM is found to have several unique features including airborne sound insulation as well as thermal insulation. Energy required for air conditioning was simulated for Japanese houses with various glazings, and it was revealed that SPACIATM could save the energy efficiently. Finally, hybrid IG unit, where vacuum glazing is incorporated into a conventional IG unit, is proposed for further improvement of thermal insulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1999
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3789, Solar Optical Materials XVI, (11 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.367557
Show Author Affiliations
Osamu Asano, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masao Misonou, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hidemi Kato, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shigeki Nagasaka, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3789:
Solar Optical Materials XVI
Carl M. Lampert; Claes-Goeran Granqvist, Editor(s)

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