RFQ: what is U glass

What is U glass?

U glass (or U-shape glass, U channel glass, U profile glass, C glass) is a specialty architectural glass for interior and exterior wall applications, distinguished by its signature linear aesthetic.

U glass (Warehouse view)

The U-shape glass channels are self-supporting, standing as tall as eight meters in a relatively lightweight 7mm or 8mm thickness. They require minimal perimeter framing, creating virtually seamless glass walls that can be hundreds of feet long and can span across elevations.

Advantages:

** Daylighting: Diffuses light & minimizes glare, provide natural light without the loss of privacy

** Great Spans: Glass walls of limitless distances horizontally & heights up to eight meters

** Elegance: Glass-to-glass corners & serpentine curves provide soft, even light distribution

** Versatility: From facades to interior partitions to lighting

** Thermal Performance: U-Value range = 0.49 to 0.19 (minimal heat transfer)

** Acoustic Performance: reaches a sound reduction rating of  STC 43 (better than 4.5″ batt-insulated stud wall)

** Seamless: No vertical metal supports required

** Lightweight: 7mm or 8mm thick channel glass is easy to design with and handle

** Bird-Friendly: Tested, ABC threat factor 25

U glass offers an attractive alternative to traditional opaque building walls and flat architectural glass, creating virtually seamless glass walls of tremendous sizes and proportions. The three-dimensional, self-supporting glass channels can stand as tall as 8 meters in a relatively lightweight 7mm or 8mm glass thickness. U glass requires minimal framing, creating a uniform appearance with clean design lines. Yongyu Glass U glass products are available in many decorative surface textures, hundreds of colors, a range of thermal performance coatings, insulation inserts, and frame systems.

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