Recent years have seen unprecedented developments in the functionality of glass. Alongside light transmission and thermal and acoustic insulation properties, aspects like sustainability, ease of installation and of course aesthetics are increasingly important.
Inspired by these developments, AGC has joined forces with Panasonic to develop the ground-breaking Fineo line of vacuum-insulated glass. We’ve used a new glass technology to create a new generation of glass that has an insulation value similar to that of triple-pane windows, but is as little as 6 mm thick (a fraction of the thickness of triple-pane windows) and exceptionally lightweight. In addition, the production of Fineo glass is based on sustainable principles.
Fineo opens new possibilities for both new build projects and refurbishment of existing windows (including heritage frames).
Fineo consists of two sheets of glass, each as little as 3 millimetres thick. Between them is a vacuum gap just 0.1 millimetres thick. As a result, Fineo will fit into existing single-pane frames. There’s no need to rout out the groove to widen it. The original appearance of historic buildings is preserved, ideal for listed buildings and conservation properties, and the refurbishment is quicker.
Fineo is a lot lighter than double and triple glazing. This not only makes it much easier and more convenient for professionals to install, but also has functional and economic advantages. Window frames, especially movable frame components and window hardware, are subject to smaller loads, so they last longer. Professional installers need less help with lifting, resulting in reduced installation costs.
Fineo has a thermal transmittance value (in 0,7W/(m².K)) of about 0.7 to 0.9 for triple glazing, and 2.8 for traditional double glazing.
Fineo is ultra-thin, so it offers better light transmission than traditional insulating glass for a clearer view of the outdoors and more daylight indoors.
With its exceptional thermal and acoustic insulation properties, Fineo provides substantial improvements to energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Thanks to Fineo’s ultra-thin profile, there’s no need to widen the groove in the window frame, so the original historic appearance is optimally maintained. Better results in fewer work hours!