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23: Emirates Glass

Emirates Glass is a leading processor of architectural flat glass

Emirates Glass is a leading processor of architectural flat glass in the Middle East. It is a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments.

The company processes glass by cutting it to size, heat strengthening or tempering it, and then applying solar control and low emissivity coatings through a magnetic vacuum sputtering deposition process, to provide clients with finished glass in their choice of colour and reflective and insulating properties.

Emirates Glass has supplied its products and systems to projects such as Dubai International Airport Concourse 1 and 2, Emirates Towers, Dusit Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Burj Residences, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Al Fattan towers, Marina Terrace and Madinat Jumeirah.

Recognising early on the need for greater emphasis on sustainability in the UAE built environment, and the potential contribution to be made through energy-efficient glazing, Emirates Glass was one of the founding members of the Emirates Green Building Council.

The company
prides itself on offering a number of products that can reduce long-term energy costs in a building, such as EmiCoolPlus, a low-emissivity (low-e) glass, which has a nominal light transmission of 70% when applied onto clear glass.

The product is suitable for applications that need subdued colours, low reflectance and a lot of daylight. Meanwhile, the glass firm’s EmiTherm insulated glass units are made by the dual-seal principle, having two or more panes of glass separated by a dehydrated air space at ambient barometric pressure.

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