Guardian Glass’ new jumbo coater will be installed at its Carleton, Michigan, USA glass manufacturing complex.

“Architects are increasingly designing projects with larger glass sizes to deliver desired aesthetics with more expansive views and higher daylight penetration,” said Rick Zoulek, vice president - Americas, Guardian Glass.

“Guardian’s new jumbo coater will combine the larger size glass that architects demand with the world-class energy savings of the Guardian SunGuard portfolio of high performance, low-E coatings.”

By coating glass in jumbo sizes, Guardian can supply larger sheets of coated glass to its customers for fabrication into finished insulating glass units for glass facades and windows, reduce lead times and create value for customers by increasing their product offerings, and allowing them to reduce inventory and waste.

Gerry Hool, Carleton plant manager, Guardian Glass, said: “By co-locating the jumbo coater with our only US plant with two float glass lines, we will support Guardian customers by increasing product and service offerings and innovating faster.”

The site is also located across from the company’s Science and Technology Center.