Spandrel Glass

Spandrel glass is a type of opacified glass that is used in a façade to conceal areas between floors of a building where structural, mechanical and electrical elements would otherwise be visible to those looking in. Spandrel glass is produced by applying an opacifying agent – which typically comes in the form of a ceramic frit or silicone-based paint material – to a glass substrate.

Spandrel glass comes in a wide array of different standard and customizable colors allowing it to be used to aesthetically compliment adjacent glass or other building materials or finishes. Because spandrel glass tends to exhibit higher heat absorption characteristics, Hartung requires that all spandrel products be heat treated to address heightened thermal stress conditions that could adversely affect glass and window seal durability.

Spandrel glass is not intended for use in applications that lack a uniform, opaque backdrop or in areas where the spandrel material will have direct outdoor exposure.

Why Choose Hartung?

Multiple Material Options

Hartung offers both Ceramic Frit and Opaci-Coat Spandrel material options. Depending on your specific application needs and design intent, Hartung Glass can work to guide you toward the appropriate spandrel material solution.

Fall-Out Protection

The Silicone-based paint (Opaci-Coat 300) spandrel product offered by Hartung may serve as a means to offer glass fallout protection without the use of traditional fallout product options such as tapes or films.

Large Stock Collection

Hartung carries a large selection of stock glass color options, cutting down on lead time and helping you complete projects faster.

Highly Accurate Custom Color Matching

Creating a custom color is often as easy as identifying a desirable color swatch and sending it to Hartung for matching.

Design Assistance

Our trusted and experienced design team can help you identify the best makeup and color to be harmonized with the surrounding environment.

Key Product Features

Boundless Color Options

Work with Hartung’s experienced design team to identify the ideal spandrel color for your building.

Helps Reduce Heat Gain

Spandrel glass works to effectively reduce the penetration of heat into interior building spaces.

Tight Color Tolerance

Spandrel glass has one of the tightest color tolerances in the coatings industry, which increases the aesthetic reliability from sample to final coated glass.

Environmentally Friendly

Opaci-Coat products are lead-free, and have an ultra-low volatile organic compound (VOC) in application and zero VOC when cured.

Silkscreen Frit

Silkscreened glass printing is a cost-effective means to create custom patterns or images on glass. It is produced by printing a layer of ceramic frit through a specialized screen mesh onto a glass substrate and then sending the printed glass through our state-of-the-art tempering furnaces for permanent and durable material fusion. While numerous stock patterns are available for selection from Hartung, you still have the ability to completely customize your glass design, starting first with your designable pattern, then by selecting your desired ceramic frit color. Silkscreened glass can also act as an effective means to add privacy and reduce glare and heat gain without sacrificing your views of the outdoors.

Silkscreened glass can be used in monolithic, insulated or laminated glass constructions and is ideal for use in facades, skylights, canopies, Hartung’s TVS All-Glass Entrance Systems, interior partitions and interior décor.

Silkscreen Diagram

Why Choose Hartung?

Endless Pattern and Color Options

At Hartung, we strive to make the customization process simple. Select from Hartung’s expansive pattern collection or design a custom pattern of your own. You have ultimate flexibility and support to customize your silkscreened glass.

Oversize Capabilities

Our first-class equipment allows us the ability to handle large printing formats. We can produce silkscreen patterns upwards of 80” x 144”.

Bird Collision Deterrence

Hartung can help identify and produce silkscreen fritted glass patterns that act as a viable means for bird collision deterrence.

Fast Glass

We understand that your business moves fast, and meeting deadlines is essential. We have multiple shifts working around the clock to meet your schedule and your project needs.

Key Product Features

Ideal for Medium to High-Volume Glass Projects

If a repeated pattern or design is needed over a large expanse of glazing area, silkscreened glass is the most cost-effective option.

Durable and Color Fast

The ceramic enamel material used in silkscreened glass is built to last. You can be confident that it will hold its color in both indoor and outdoor applications.

Glare Reduction

Certain silkscreened frit patterns, when used on glass, can be quite effective at minimizing light transmission and glare conditions, making workspaces more comfortable.

Heat Barrier

Silkscreen fritted glass can serve as a partial filter for infrared radiation (heat). With heat transmission reduction, you can create a more comfortable interior space.

Privacy Without Sacrificing Views

Certain pattern and ceramic frit color combinations can work to reduce visibility into a building without fully compromising views of the exterior from within the building.

Railings

Glass panel railing is used as a decorative means to provide an element of stability and support in areas where the risk of falling off the side of a stairway or platform is present. This type of railing is generally supported by posts or mounted directly to walls. When glass components are used as infill members within a railing system, you can achieve a sleek and modern look that enlarges space perception and offers open unobstructed views.

Hartung can help you blend strength and beauty to create a stunning glass rail system that transforms your commercial, multifamily, hospitality or residential space. At home or in the office, Hartung’s rail systems are designed with the highest quality in safety tempered glass and the best selection of hardware in the industry. Balconies, stairwells, hallways, and beyond, our glass experts are ready to help you create the railing system you’ve been dreaming of.

Railings Diagram

Why Choose Hartung?

Endless Customizations

Our various glass types and hardware options provide extensive design options for your railing systems. Our friendly support team can help you select the best-suited customization for your project goals.

Design Assistance

Our trusted and experienced design team can help you identify the “right” railing design to meet all your project needs. They will work alongside you to achieve the desired function and aesthetics.

Custom Glass Fabrication

Our fabrication experience and equipment allow us to manufacture our glass into endless shapes and sizes to fit your project needs. Holes, notches, and cutouts can easily be added in order to accommodate your specific hardware or design. Glass edges are carefully polished for easy-handling and safety during installation.

Laminated Glass Capabilities

Hartung is a certified laminated glass provider and only carries glass from the world’s premier glass manufacturers. Special care is taken to provide high-quality edgework, ensuring that the glass for your railing system is safe to handle and beautiful to look at.

Fast Glass

We understand that your business moves fast and meeting deadlines is essential. We have multiple shifts working around the clock to meet your schedule and your project needs.

Key Product Features

Versatility

Our glass railing systems can be designed for use in either indoor or outdoor applications. They can also be modified to meet the specific needs of commercial and residential building construction requirements.

Timeless Look

In addition to its practical uses, glass railings can offer many timeless, aesthetic design advantages. Its ability to contribute to modern, minimalistic design makes it a popular choice for the building product selection process.

Protection

Glass railings provide an element of building code complaint safety and protection on platforms, decks, balconies, and staircases. They not only serve to minimize the risk of falling but in some cases, they also aid in protecting against harsh weather conditions such as intense wind, rain and snow.

Openness

Using glass infill railing systems can bring amplitude and greater luminosity to a room, providing a sense of open space. When used on a deck or balcony, you can enhance your view of your exterior surroundings.

Insulating Glass Commercial

Insulating glass units (IGU) used in commercial building applications are generally composed of two or more lites of glass held apart by a spacer material and hermetically sealed around the unit perimeter using a polyisobutylene (PIB) primary seal and a silicone secondary seal. This unit construction is capable of withstanding or absorbing stresses originating from pressure or thermal expansion and provides a stable barrier that works to prevent moisture/condensation from infiltrating the unit and the escape of any specialty gas fill from the unit.

When you select high-performance components from Hartung to be used in your IGU assembly, you can further improve building energy performance, reduce peak heating and cooling load costs, increase building appeal and improve the building occupant experience by facilitating optimal daylighting conditions and better sound transmission reduction performance. Some of these customizable IGU components available from your local Hartung partner include laminated glass, high-performance Low-E coatings, Argon gas, warm edge spacer systems, spandrel, and silkscreen – or digitally-printed technologies, tinted glass and textured glass solutions.

Commercial Insulating glass units

Why Choose Hartung?

Endless Customizations

Hartung carries an expansive portfolio of commercial insulating glass unit components, including a myriad of glass types and thicknesses from the world’s premier glass manufacturers (Vitro, Guardian Glass, Pilkington, AGC, and Saint Gobain) along with various options for spacer bar materials and finishes.

Unparalleled Durability

Hartung’s commercial insulating glass units are made to withstand the test of time and the elements. Each unit comes with a 10-year warranty backed by the Hartung brand that has been in business for over 95 years.

Clean, High-Quality Units

Our experienced production team and quality inspection process ensure your units arrive correct and clean each and every time. Our world-class commercial IGU facilities have each earned IGCC certification, a standard that verifies that our units are guaranteed to come with lasting durability and a high level of quality.

Design Assistance

Our trusted and experienced design team can help you identify the “right” unit make-up to meet all of your project design needs. They will work alongside you to achieve the desired function and aesthetics.

Oversize Capabilities

Our facilities and processes are carefully designed to handle the production of oversized insulating glass units without compromising quality or durability.

Fast Glass

We understand that your business moves fast, and meeting deadlines is essential. We have multiple shifts working around the clock to meet your schedule and your project needs.

Key Product Features

Energy Savings

Selecting the appropriate energy-efficient glass product(s) and assembly components for use in building openings can help dramatically reduce heating and cooling costs.

Warm Edge Spacers

Enhanced edge-sealed, non-metal and hybrid metal spacer technologies enable the lowest thermal conductivity to prevent heat loss, maximize energy savings and optimize building occupant comfort.

Protection Against Condensation & Mold

Our insulating glass units offer superior argon gas retention and are designed to significantly reduce condensation and frost to prevent mold and bacterial formation.

Extreme Climate Solutions

Hartung has the ability to produce triple-glazed insulating glass units, which are ideal in cold climates where heat retention is critical, and energy code requirements are often much more stringent.

Sound Attenuation

For the best sound blocking properties, Hartung’s laminated glass products can be introduced into your unit assembly.

Insulating Glass Residential

Residential insulating glass units consist of two or more panes of glass separated by a hermetically sealed airspace. The use of high-performance insulating glass units in your home can effectively minimize thermal conductivity and prevent unwanted heat loss or heat gain through your windows and doors. Additionally, they can serve as a functional sound barrier without compromising your view of the outdoors.

Hartung’s residential insulating glass units can be designed and customized to meet your specific project needs. If your goal is to maximize energy efficiency, we can create a custom unit that features a combination of Argon gas, one or more high performance Low-E coated glass products, and Hartung’s warm edge spacer and premium edge seal technology. If your design intent is to neutralize the effects of intense heat exposure and high-glare conditions, we can produce a unit that features our lower light-transmitting and ultra energy-efficient glass. At Hartung, your goals matter to us. We will partner with you each step of the way to ensure your units are delivered on time and on spec.

Super Spacer

Why Choose Hartung?

Endless Customizations

Hartung carries an expansive portfolio of residential insulating glass unit components, including a myriad of glass types and thicknesses from the world’s premier glass manufacturers (Vitro, Guardian Glass, Pilkington, AGC, and Saint Gobain) along with various options for spacer bar materials and finishes.

Unparalleled Durability

Hartung’s residential insulating glass units are made to withstand the test of time and the elements. Each unit comes with a 10-year warranty backed by the Hartung brand that has been in business for over 95 years.

Clean, High-Quality Units

Our experienced production team and quality inspection process ensure your units arrive correct and clean each and every time.

Oversize Capabilities

Our facilities and processes are carefully designed to handle the production of oversized insulating glass units without compromising quality or durability.

Design Assistance

Our trusted and experienced design team can help you identify the “right” unit make-up for your window systems. Whether you are working with Smarthomes, spec homes or custom homes, our designers will work alongside you to achieve the desired function and aesthetics.

Fast Glass

We understand that your business moves fast and meeting deadlines is essential. We have multiple shifts working around the clock to meet your schedule and your project needs.

Key Product Features

Energy Savings

Selecting the appropriate energy-efficient glass product(s) and assembly components for use in residential windows can help dramatically reduce heating and cooling costs.

Warm Edge Spacers

Enhanced edge-sealed, non-metal and hybrid metal spacer technologies provide the lowest thermal conductivity to prevent heat loss, maximize energy savings and optimize home comfort.

Protection Against Condensation & Mold

Our insulating glass units offer superior argon gas retention and are designed to significantly reduce condensation and frost to prevent mold and bacterial formation.

Noise Reduction

For the best sound blocking properties, Hartung’s laminated glass products can be introduced into your unit assembly.

Extreme Climate Solutions

Hartung has the ability to produce triple-glazed insulating glass units, which are ideal in cold climates where heat retention is critical, and energy code requirements are often much more stringent.