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Water Glass MIROGARD®


MIROGARD® stands for completely transparent special glass with an anti-reflective coating on both surfaces. Thanks to its unique quality, SCHOTT MIROGARD® has gained a reputation all over the world for guaranteeing the highest possible viewing enjoyment with art. This high-grade special glass is manufactured using the Sol-Gel process in the world’s most advanced dip-coating plant. It is absolutely color-neutral and free from irritating reflections. In other words: when viewed under normal circumstances, SCHOTT MIROGARD® glass is as good as invisible. It’s no wonder that the world’s leading museums and galleries place their confidence in the proven quality that SCHOTT MIROGARD® offers.

Virtually no reflections
Conventional glass reflects about 8% of light. This results in an undesirable mirror effect. With SCHOTT’s optical interference coated anti-reflective glass, reflections are reduced to approx. 1%. In other words, they disappear almost completely.

Maximum transparency
Normal glass allows for light transmission of only 91%. With SCHOTT MIROGARD®, this figure increases to 99%. In other words, MIROGARD®, MIROGARD®plus and MIROGARD Protect® are nearly invisible under normal viewing circumstances. The result: the brilliance of colors in works of art is reproduced without any losses in quality.

UV radiation protection
All types of SCHOTT MIROGARD® glass reduce UV radiation by absorption and/or reflection. Depending on the level of protection required, different versions of these products are available.


SCHOTT MIROGARD®

In its standard version, MIROGARD® is recommended for use in picture framing in cases where the main emphasis is on excellent anti-reflective properties in combination with unaltered color rendering and where only standard UV protection is needed. The color of its residual reflection is slightly greenish.

SCHOTT MIROGARD® plus

If there is no need for splinter protection, but increased UV protection is still important, then MIROGARD® plus is recommended. While it is only 2 mm or 3 mm thick, it uniquely combines protection against UV radiation and outstanding anti-reflective properties with unaltered color rendering. The residual reflection of MIROGARD® plus is bluish in color.

SCHOTT AMIRAN® TN

AMIRAN® TN anti-reflection glass is a laminated safety glass that absorbs 99 percent of harmful UV radiation. In addition, AMIRAN® TN anti-reflection glass shields works of art from vandalism and damage caused by splintering in the event of glass breakage. AMRIRAN® TN anti reflection glass produces slightly green residual reflection.

SCHOTT MIROGARD® and SCHOTT AMIRAN® TN in Comparison


MIROGARD® can be cleaned with any commercial window cleaning agent or with untreated cloths using a mixture of water and methylated spirit (1:1).
If commerially available glass cleaners are used, please ensure that these are not abrasive or likely to cause scratching.





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Ordinary Glass

SCHOTT MIROGARD®
SCHOTT MIROGARD® plus
SCHOTT AMIRAN® TN

Reflectance
approx. 8%
approx. 0,9%
approx. 1,1 %
approx. 0,9%
Transmittance
approx. 91%
approx. 99%
approx. 98%
approx. 98%
Percelved color rendering
limited
outstanding, unaltered
outstanding, unaltered
outstanding, unaltered
Splinter protection
no
no
no
yes
Mechanical protection effect
low
low
low
medium to high
UV-protection
(300 nm bis 380 nm)
approx. 44%
approx. 48%
approx. 84%
approx. 99%
Glass thickness 2 mm to 8 mm 2 mm to 8 mm
2 mm and 3 mm
4 mm to 8 mm





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