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Arkema Certincoat® Low E Glass Coatings Reduce Energy Consumption

Published on 2005-05-30. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina Chemicals, Inc.), a world leader in glass coatings to the flat glass industry, showcased Certincoat® Low E Glass Coatings at the AIA Show, May 19-21, 2005. Arkema's Glass Coating group provides innovative coating solutions designed for commercial and residential use. Their Certincoat® Low E Glass Coating products result in valuable energy savings in northern and central climates versus other coated glass products.

"Windows play a significant role in a building's energy consumption," said Rick Hill, product manager, Flat Glass Coatings. "However, architects have many choices in the type of glass that can be specified. We can recommend the types of Low E which maximize energy savings."

Arkema's Certincoat® pyrolytic coatings, which achieve optimum year-round thermal efficiencies, can outperform "high performance" sputtered coatings in heating dominated climates. Pyrolytic coatings carry a higher solar heat gain coefficient and provide energy savings by utilizing the sun, a cost-free resource.

Hill added, "When designing and developing commercial and residential projects, architects should consider specifying windows with pyrolytic Low E coatings because of their passive solar properties and high durability."

About Certincoat®

For more than 20 years, Arkema's Flat Glass Coatings Group has been providing innovations in coating materials, processes and proprietary coating systems - from floatline-applied low emissivity coatings to off-line conductive coatings for special applications, including IG windows, storm windows and windows for appliance doors.

About Arkema

Arkema was launched on October 1, 2004, as a result of the reorganization of Total's chemicals business. Arkema has tremendous potential and counts on the experience and expertise of its 19,300 employees worldwide to create a company of innovation, growth and performance.

With EUR 5 billion ($6 billion) in sales worldwide, 90 industrial sites in more than 40 countries, and six research and development centers, Arkema is composed of three balanced business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. With its internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.
In the U.S., Atofina Chemicals, Inc. is now Arkema Inc. With 2,600 employees, Arkema Inc. reported sales of $1.6 billion in 2004.

In Canada, Atofina Canada, Inc. is now Arkema Canada Inc.

The name Arkema reflects the principles of strength, balance, movement and vitality, as illustrated by the symbol of the arch and the graphics of the logo. In the center of the name, the syllable KEM clearly indicates our activity in the chemical industry and our pride in being in a business that is at the heart of life.
Certincoat® is a trademark belonging to Arkema Inc.

Source: Arkema Group

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