Energy savings with functional layers
Coatings on glass and/or films play an important role in architecture and construction. FHR Anlagenbau GmbH offers the FHR.Roll product line in particular to customers in this market segment for coating flexible substrates.
Current areas of interest include solar and thermal protection, where the goal is saving energy, as well as making construction materials functional in terms of energy production through integrated photovoltaics and solar thermal energy. In addition, coatings that allow designers to choose the colour of glass façade surfaces are in particularly high demand: Optical thin-film systems of high and low-refractive oxides allow for colour filtering of the reflected and transmitted light.
FHR also offers technologies that can be used to produce glass that can be dimmed for shading as well as switchable privacy glass. Low-E films function as thermal protection by means of very thin layers of silver which acts as an infra-red reflector.
FHR also offers all of these functionalities for transparent films with the FHR.Roll product line. These coated films can be tensioned between insulating glass panes as part of the window production process or they can be affixed to windows after production. These films can easily be retrofitted onto existing windows in order to improve their level of thermal protection.