The uses of glass at RIOU OCEAN GLASS.

Glass is an exceptional material that our teams cultivate for its functionalities and applications for our clients. On a daily basis, RIOU OCEAN GLASS innovates and distinguishes itself through the originality of its products and its ability to adapt agilely to the specificities of its market and the architectural challenges to be tackled.

Thus, each type of glass possesses qualities that meet specific challenges. Our range of glass products thus allows us to adapt to the specific needs of each project:
Float glass is the basic, transparent, and flat glass. It is notably used for windows, doors, shop windows, and mirrors. Its smooth surface and good transparency make it easily transformable into other types of glass.

Laminated glass is composed of multiple layers of glass with plastic interlayers. Five times stronger than ordinary glass, it is particularly recommended for applications requiring protection against break-ins, UV protection, and enhanced safety in case of breakage (such as car windshields, building facades, skylights, guardrails, and safety glazing).

Tempered glass, also known as safety glass, is a type of glass that has been thermally or chemically treated to enhance its strength compared to ordinary glass. It is particularly used in environments requiring increased resistance to impact and heat, such as for doors and windows, shower enclosures, protective screens, balustrades, and side and rear automotive windows.
When broken, both laminated and tempered glass break into small, non-sharp pieces rather than large sharp shards, thus reducing the risk of serious injury.
The choice between the two depends on the specific application and requirements for safety, strength, and cost.

Low-emissivity glass is a type of glass designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. It is treated with a thin layer of material that reduces the amount of heat that can pass through the glass, while still allowing the transmission of visible light. It is generally used on windows and facades.

Solar control glass reduces the entry of solar heat while maintaining good transmission of visible light. It is used on building facades, glass roofs, as well as for skylights.
Insulating glass is an assembly of multiple glass panes separated by an air or gas layer, used to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings. It is also used on windows and facades to improve thermal and acoustic insulation.

Self-cleaning glass is a type of glass designed to reduce the frequency and need for manual cleaning by utilizing specific chemical and physical properties to automatically remove dirt and debris from the glass surface. It is used on windows, facades, and glass roofs. Its special coating helps to break down and remove dirt with the action of sunlight and rain.

Patterned or textured glass is a type of decorative glass that has a surface adorned with patterns or textures. It is used to add aesthetics, privacy, and sometimes functional properties to the spaces where it is installed. It is used on partitions, doors, decorative windows, and showers. Its textured surface allows for combining privacy with decorative effects.

Electrochromic glass, on the other hand, is capable of changing transparency when an electric current is applied. It is particularly used for brightness and heat control. It is used on windows, partitions, and glass roofs.

Anti-reflective glass is designed to reduce light reflection on its surface, thereby improving clarity and visibility through the glass. It is used for shop windows, building facades, and solar panels. It helps reduce reflections, ensuring better transparency and visibility.

Borosilicate glass is a type of glass known for its thermal and chemical resistance, making it a versatile and reliable material for various industrial, scientific, and domestic applications. It is used for applications requiring high thermal resistance, such as glass roofs for greenhouses. Its high resistance allows it to withstand temperature variations and thermal shocks.

Decorative glass is a type of glass specially designed to add aesthetic and functional elements to interiors and exteriors. There are many techniques and finishes used to produce decorative glass, each offering unique characteristics. It is used for partitions, facades, and interior design elements such as kitchen backsplashes. It showcases the aesthetic qualities of glass, which can be colored, textured, or engraved.
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