Solar Control - Cool-Lite SKN 154 II

Solar control glass, which blocks up to 72% of solar heat by reflecting it to the outside

COOL-LITE SKN 154 and SKN 154 II are solar control products with high performance coatings, which are applied to PLANICLEAR clear float glass by cathodic sputtering under vacuum conditions.

COOL-LITE SKN 154 is for annealed use and COOL-LITE SKN 154 II is for use in either toughened or heat-strengthened form. The coatings are positioned on face 2 of the sealed unit.

Our COOL-LITE SKN 154 Range

COOL-LITE SKN is a solar control glass range which gives excellent selectivity while retaining a neutral appearance. This range offers five different levels of performance, depending on a project's specific requirements.

Where can COOL-LITE SKN 154 be used?

COOL-LITE SKN154 and SKN154 II are solar control products which are primarily used in commercial buildings, either for façades, windows or overhead glazing. They are designed for use side-by-side; COOL-LITE SKN 154 in annealed form and COOL-LITE SKN 154 II in toughened/heat-strengthened form.

What COOL-LITE SKN 154 can offer

COOL-LITE SKN 154 is designed to offer exceptional solar and thermal performance:

  • very low g-value of 0.28
  • optimum centre-pane Ug-value of 1.0W/m2K
  • neutral appearance both in transmission and exterior reflection
  • good levels of natural light transmission

COOL-LITE SKN 154 can be used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings by considerably reducing overheating and the need for costly air conditioning. It is particularly suited to large areas of glazing where superior solar control performance is required whilst at the same time noticeably reducing excessive heat loss.

The technical performance and aesthetics of COOL-LITE SKN 154 (annealed) and COOL-LITE SKN 154 II (to be toughened/heat-strengthened) are identical. COOL-LITE SKN 154 II can be toughened from stock enabling a quick turnaround for toughened/ heat-strengthened double-glazed units. Together, these two coatings can be used to produce exciting and innovative projects within a short timescale. There is the additional advantage, therefore, of a short lead time for replacements.

COOL-LITE SKN 154 technical specifications
  DGU with COOL-LITE SKN 154/154 II
Internal Pane PLANICLEAR
External Pane COOL-LITE SKN 154/154 II
Composition in mm 6(16)6
Coating Positions Face 2
LT 52%
LRe 19%
g-value* 0.28
Shading Coefficient 0.32
U-Value in W/m2K Air 1.3
90% Argon 1.0

SGG COOL-LITE SKN 154/154 II meets the durability requirements of class C of European standards EN 1096-1 and -2.

*Light and solar performance according to EN 410

How to handle & process COOL-LITE SKN 154

Once the product is made into a sealed unit, the coating is protected within the sealed unit and it is handled in the usual way. For details on how to handle and process the base glass product, please refer to the Handling Guidelines document.


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