Solar Control - Cool-Lite SKN 165 II

Solar control glass, which blocks up to 66% of solar heat by reflecting it to the outside

COOL-LITE SKN 165 and SKN 165 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 165 is for annealed use and COOL-LITE SKN 165 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 165 II 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 165 II be used?

COOL-LITE SKN165 and SKN165 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 165 in annealed form and COOL-LITE SKN 165 II in toughened/heat-strengthened form.

What COOL-LITE SKN 165 II can offer?

COOL-LITE SKN 165 balances the advantages of a high performance and very neutral solar control product with:

  • a high light transmission
  • a very low g-value, which reduces solar gain by as much as 50% compared to standard thermally insulating glass
  • an excellent U-value of 1.1W/m2K
  • a high degree of neutrality both in transmission and exterior reflection.

COOL-LITE SKN 165 can be used to create more comfortable interiors by reducing overheating and the need for costly air conditioning, whilst at the same time noticeably reducing excessive heat loss.

The technical performance and aesthetics of COOL-LITE SKN 165 (annealed) and COOL-LITE SKN 165 II (to be toughened/heat-strengthened) are identical. COOL-LITE SKN 165 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 165 II technical specifications
  DGU with COOL-LITE SKN 165/165 II DGU with STADIP / COOL-LITE SKN 165/165 II
External Pane COOL-LITE SKN 165/165 II STADIP / COOL-LITE SKN 165/165 II
Composition in mm 6(16)6 6.8(16)6
Coating Positions Face 2 Face 2
LT 60% 60%
LRe 16% 16%
g-value* 0.34 0.32
Shading Coefficient 0.39 0.37
U-value in W/m2K Air 1.3 1.3
90% Argon 1.0 1.0
RW(C,Ctr) 90% Argon - 35(-2,-6)dB

SGG COOL-LITE SKN 165/165 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 165 II

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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