We’re obsessed with glass clarity, and as a leader in the study of iridescence and optical distortion, we invest in the people and resources to create a better experience for our customers.
It starts with our technology. Our Softsolution scanner sits on our insulated glass assembly line and tests glass for visual defects such as dirt, fingerprints, grease or hair. More importantly, this scanner is able to measure the glass surface for iridescence or “anisotropy /leopard spotting” that one may see in polarized light conditions (near water, sunglasses, Brewster’s angle) and allows us to assign a nanometre value to the visual anomaly.
This measurement permits us to work with our partners to specify a maximum value of iridescence on glass, following the recently developed ASTM C1901-21 standard, whose development was chaired by AGNORA’s own. This pioneering measurement method and technology means one thing for the consumer: clearer glass.
Technology can take us so far. It allows us to conveniently gauge our glass clarity, but the magic lays in the people who assemble each and every unit. Our insulated glass units (IGU’s) can reach sizes of 130″ x 300″ (3.3 x 7.6m), are fully sealed, contain argon, and can be arranged in double or triple glazed configurations. When you have that sort of variability, it means an on-hand approach is needed to inspect, align and finish every piece.