Guardian Glass Middle East
Guardian Glass in the Middle East Launches Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® Series
The First of its Kind for the Region
Jeddah, KSA – December 14, 2017 – Guardian Glass has expanded its Middle East product line portfolio with a groundbreaking addition, the Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® (SN) series of coated glass products. Locally manufactured at the Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Ltd. (GulfGuard), these innovative high-performance products outpace the region’s current offerings as the most technically advanced coated glass, developed to meet the complex needs of the Middle East and Asia in terms of climate, regulations and architectural and aesthetic requirements.
Guardian Glass has been producing SunGuard advanced architectural glass products for decades but this is the first time they will be introduced to the company’s Middle East customers and manufactured at the GulfGuard plant.
Commenting on the launch, Mohammad Al Ibrahim – General Manager of Guardian Glass in Africa & Middle East said, “We’re very excited to introduce to the Middle East the SN series which will be manufactured in accordance to the highest safety and quality standards. We’re looking forward to the enthusiasm this product will generate for our customers, particularly when paired with the unparalleled levels of technical and after-sales support that has become synonymous with the Guardian Glass brand.”
Six glass products fall under the new series, all of which feature double silver coating of the highest performance of any product manufactured in the Middle East. The products come in a range of options, offering customers the flexibility to create the perfect balance between light transmission and solar heat gain in different commercial applications. In terms of aesthetics, the SN series has been designed to have a neutral appearance with the least amount of color shift when viewed at different angles.
In addition to being energy efficient, the SN series helps to promote environmental sustainability by reducing shipping time for projects based in the Middle East and Asia. The new SN series will also help developers in the region seeking LEED certification by helping to increase point values in a number of categories, including daylighting, selectivity and logistics.
As a part of the launch, Guardian Glass’s trained and certified local Technical Advisory Center (TAC) team of experts will conduct a tour visiting processors in the Middle East and Asia to brief, train and certify use of the new SN series. In addition, the TAC team will be available to provide around-the-clock support on different types of projects to help clients choose the best glass and provide hands-on training, technical advice, and after-sales service.
Gary Prideaux, Regional Technical Manager, Guardian Glass commented, “we have certified processors from the Middle East all the way to New Zealand to ensure they get the most out of Guardian Glass products. We are always keen to share our knowledge and best practices with them to optimize quality and get the best possible results in processing.”
GulfGuard was the first glass manufacturing plant in the Middle East and today includes a vacuum sputter coater that produces the SN and other high performance coated glass products.
Guardian Glass supports the Saudi Vision 2030 effort to position KSA as the region’s leading glass exporter.
For more information, visit guardianglass.com.
* Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Ltd. (GulfGuard) is a joint venture between Guardian Industries and the National Company for Glass Industries “Zoujaj”. GulfGuard has one of the newest and most advanced sputter coaters in the region for the production of high performance, energy-efficient glass products. In addition to GulfGuard, the companies also operate a plant in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
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