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londonmlle

05:13AM | 02/17/07
Member Since: 02/16/07
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Based on architect recommendation, we ordered Pilkington Optilam Phon 8.8mm + Optitherm SN 4mm (16mm inbetween). The result is a VERY green colored glass which changes the lighting in our home, making it grey and depressing. What is the cause of this? How can I fix it?

Oberon

05:34AM | 02/18/07
Member Since: 05/13/05
40 lifetime posts
Pilkington Optilam Phon is a laminated glass - used primarily for sound control but it is also a nice bit of additional security and safety.

The Optilam could have been manufactured using either green glass or a green PVB interlayer. Either of which would account for the green tint - obviously.

Optitherm SN is Pilkington's softcoat LowE product (not to be confused with Pilkington's K glass which is a hardcoat LowE coating and which is much more common in your part of the world.

In general, the Optitherm SN shouldn't make the glass look green although Pilkington's softcoat isn't quite as color-neutral as some other softcoats on the market. Unless the coating was applied to a green-glass substrate, I wouldn't expect the Optitherm to be than noticeable.

I would suggest asking the architect if he specified green tint somewhere in the IG make-up.
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