Thursday, March 26, 2015

Opt for Impala Eco-Friendly Low-e Glass

When glass in windows is subjected to double glazing to prevent heat from escaping, the result is thermally insulated and energy efficient windows. At Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, low emissivity or low-e glass is a combination of toughened safety glass, wide spacer bars, argon fill sealed units and low-E coatings which absorbs the heat from the inside of the building and radiates it onto the colder outside surface, where it is lost. This low-e coating actually reflects the heat back into your room. Filling the gap between the glass panes with a low-conductivity gas such as argon improves window performance by reducing conductive and convective heat transfers. 

At Impala we manufacture eco-friendly, double glazed glass for windows, doors, conservatories and rooflights which is ideal to help keep the heat in, save money on energy bills and play your role to protect the depleting ozone layer.

Engineers, architects and designers prefer Impala’s eco-friendly double glazed low-e glass for homes and offices, as well as buildings with a high proportion of windows or glass doors, especially north or east facing windows.

Soreduce the amount of energy lost through your windows by up to 75%! The smarter, eco-friendlier and cost-efficient option is always Impala Glass Industries’ double glazed glass units. To view our complete range of glass products log onto

Monday, March 9, 2015

Insulated Glass-A Must for Every Building

So must cost and energy goes into heating buildings. This is because over 25% of the natural heat escapes from windows and that is the very reason why insulated glass for windows manufactured from Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, is preferred by architects to conserve energy and the environment.

Not only has the use of insulated glass become a building code requirement but has also been deemed a mandatory energy conservation measure in developed countries.

The Specialty of Impala Insulated Glass:

When you install Impala’s insulated glass windows made of premium materials, it succeeds in saving the amount of heat energy inside a space to up to 75%. It prevents heat escaping through the windows and returning heat back into the home.

Impala Glass Industries insulated glass is built with a thermal break- two or more tiles separated by a sealed air space which is used in both residential and business construction. The effectiveness of insulated glass depends on the quality of materials used. Not only does the glass have to be of superior quality but also the type of gas used in the air gap, the type of spacing material that holds the panes apart, and the material the window frame itself is made of.

Impala glass used in insulated windows is coated with a low impassivity layer of metallic oxide that decreases the transmission of heat and ultra violet rays through the glass. The gas used in the space between the panes ranges from dehydrated air to argon and/or krypton gas depending on the cost. The spacing material includes stainless steel or composite metal/rubber combinations instead of the commonly used aluminum. Impala also recommends that wood, vinyl-clad wood, or metal with an insulating "break" between the inside and outside parts of the window be used in the frame to lessen heat transfer to the outside rather than solid metal frames.

So be it when constructing a new building, renovating an old one or simply replacing a window make sure you are being a responsible citizen and saving energy by using only the best quality insulated glass in Kenya from Impala Glass Industries.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Insulated Glass for Every Weather

Insulating glass units (IG units) are a must-have feature for the urban Kenyan lifestyle and best suited for extreme weather conditions. Insulated glass manufactured by Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, keeps heat in during the colder winter months in Africa and keeps the heat out during warmer weather.

How does Insulated Glass perform?

Insulated Glassimproves thermal performance by providing a thermal break – two or more lites separated by a sealed air space. This reduces heat transfer across a part of the building envelope. The glass panes are separated by a "spacer"—the element that separates the two panes of glass in an insulating glass system, and seals the gas space between them. Impala Glass, Kenya, prides itself in using less-conductive material as a spacer like a structural foam or aluminum that also contains a highly structural thermal barrier.

Insulated glazing forms a very compact two or three layer sandwich of air and glass, which eliminates the need for storm windows. Screens may also be left installed year-round with insulated glazing, and can be installed in a manner that permits installation and removal from inside the building.

Insulated Glass at Impala:

At Impala, Kenya, modern insulated glass window units come with better sealing between the upper and lower windows, and spring-operated weight balancing that removes the need for large hanging weights inside the wall next to the windows. This results in more insulation around the window and reduces air leakage.

Insulated Glass Units are manufactured Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, with glass in range of thickness from 3 mm to 10 mm (1/8" to 3/8") or more in special applications. Laminated or tempered glass may also be used as part of the construction.

At Impala, Kenya, we manufacture IGUs on a made to order basis on factory production lines, but standard units are also available. We continue to produce units as per the width and height dimensions, the thickness of the glass panes and the type of glass for each pane as well as the overall thickness as supplied by the client.

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Squash Court Glass Walls from Impala for a Better Game

Manufacturers of squash courts turn to Impala Glass Industries, Kenya for reliable glass walls for squash courts. Impala—a leading glass manufacturer in East Africa--works with the principal names in squash court manufacturers in the African region. It has continued to deliver glass walls for squash courts which meet the standards set by the World Squash Federation WSF and are suitable for all levels of the squash game, especially keeping in mind that injuries and accidents are avoided.

Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, manufactures glass sidewalls, back walls as well as four sided professional tournament glass court walls.

The glass used in squash court walls is not just supposed to be reliable and safe glass with burnt-in coloured ceramic dots but it is necessary to have a treatment applied to the glass such that players have an accurate view of the ball and spectators are able to enjoy watching play on the court.

This treatment comprises of one color ceramic screen-paint that is fused into the glass during the hardening process. This results in creating a proper play wall with surface tension and a surface that cannot be spoilt by racquets, sweat and glass cleaning agents.

Impala also provides glass finned back walls which stand alone, requiring no attachment except at the court sidewalls and at the concrete slab below. The glass is located in an aluminum U-channel that is fixed to the building substrate and the fins help distribute the impact on the glass wall panels into the concrete below.

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