SIGU® pioneers to embed the structural potential of flat glass in a revolutionary total concept for windows & doors. The concept, based on composite action between glass sheets and spacerframe, results in minimalistic window design and increased thermal performances.
Population is growing, materials and energy sources become scarce. Therefor, SIGU® creates simple and sustainable insulated glass solutions, for construction and appliances, with reduced frame material and outperformed thermal performances. SIGU® wants to build the perfect envelope.
The Structural Insulated Glass (SIG) technology is based on the structural bonding of the outer glass sheets on a structural Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) spacerframe.
The feasibility of the SIG-technology has been investigated in a few embodiments by different parties including the Laboratory for Research on Structural Models of Ghent University, Belgium.
The feasibility of adhesively bonded GFRP-glass sandwich panels is actually and independently investigated at the Glass & Facade Technology (gFT) Group of the University of Camebridge, United Kingdom. Conclusions are that this kind of sandwich panels have important benefits compared to traditional facades: “it provides a thin, structurally stiff and thermally performant building envelope-element with low embodied energy and reduced thermal bridges”.
The SIG-technology is a key technology for double and multiple glazing. The technology can be embedded in almost any window & door application such as façade windows, curtain walls, skylights, partition walls, commercial refrigeration, etc.
The SIG-technology is particularly suitable for commercial refrigeration: the need to heat the periphery of door frames, as known in current freezer applications (to eliminate condensation), is outdated with the SIG-technology.
SIGU® is looking for partners to implement the SIG-technology into market. The SIG-technology is patent pending under the European patent application 13/732176.6.