PANELITE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ALUMCO FOR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CLEARSHADE HONEYCOMB GLAZING IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Alumco is a leader in the architectural facade industry with a strong reputation for technical innovation and specialized solutions. Headquartered in Dubai and offering the most advanced internationally-sourced glazing products and systems, Alumco is at the forefront of building envelope technologies.
The company’s scope of work and team of 1700 experienced engineers and technicians spans four divisions – Facades, Glass, Design & Engineering, and Metal & Cladding. With their experience in reliably executing highly complex facade projects, and in working with the most advanced technologies in glazing, Alumco is the ideal partner to manufacture and distribute Panelite’s proprietary ClearShade technology in the Middle East and North Africa.
Panelite’s high-performance ClearShade honeycomb glazing offers an excellent solution to the challenges of building in the Middle East climate, providing OPTIMIZED, DIFFUSED DAYLIGHTING (up to 70% VLT) and SOLAR HEAT CONTROL (SHGC as low as 0.05) in a single product.
The Abu Dhabi Police Headquarters (pictured above) is the first Panelite ClearShade project completed by Alumco in the region. It uses 1,000 m2 (10,000 sf) of ClearShade skylight glazing with TrueWhiteTM honeycomb inserts to provide diffuse, ample daylighting, to control solar heat and to provide a consistent visual canvas for the graphic overlay of the Police Department’s logo, which was accomplished using DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ digital interlayer technology.
Top Left: Abu Dhabi Ministry of Interior (Police HQ), 1,000 m2 (10,000 sf) of ClearShade skylights in center circle (units in white and with graphic overlay)/ Bayaty Architects.
Top Right: 35,000 m2 of unitized curtain wall by Alumco at The Address Hotel, Burj Lake, Dubai/ Atkins Architects.
Above: The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi/ Asymptote Architects. 14,500 m2 of Ceramic fritted and Tempered Laminated Glass by Alumco