Recently a report was published online by current glass consultant and longtime industry technical expert Chris Barry discussing the unexpected breakage patterns in ceramic frit glass. To read this report please click here.
ICD High Performance Coatings and specifically our OPACI-COAT-300® Silicone Spandrel avoids the issues that Mr. Barry calls out in his study. With the ICD product being a silicone based paint, you may have some questions, so we’ve decided to answer them here:
Top 10 OPACI-COAT-300® Questions
|1.||Color Availability||It is possible to achieve virtually any color.
Custom color samples created in 72 hours.
|2.||Glass Substrates||Application on a wide range of glass
Pyrolytic, Reflective, Annealed, Clear
and most Sputter Coated.
|3.||Warranty||10 year warranty by ICD.|
|4.||Color Fastness||Superior when compared to ceramic frit,
due to the use of inorganic color
pigments and dispersions.
|5.||Durability||Excellent long term durability to UV
and humidity cycling due to silicone’s
nature. Scratching is not a durability issue.
It is a handling issue.
Unlike ceramic frit, OPACI-COAT-300®
can be repaired on site.
|6.||IG Units||OPACI-COAT-300® can be used in IG units.
#2 and #4 surfaces are recommended
with edge deletion required on the #2.
|7.||Insulation Attachment||Direct attachment of insulation to
OPACI-COAT-300® is not allowed.
Approved materials lists are available from ICD.
|9.||Structural Glazing||Only possible in 2-sided structural glazing
applications with Dow Corning 995.
Edge deletion is required in 4-sided
structural glazing applications.
|10.||Vision Areas||NO. Spandrel Coatings by definition
are not designed to
be 100% opaque. (see GANA Glazing Manual)