KiloLux is a monolithic glass block with the appearance of a laminate produced by thermally bonding glass at low temperatures. Wales-based Innovative Glass Products Ltd. developed the material for inclusion in building facades as a light-emitting decorative element. Because no adhesive is used to manufacture the product, it has good resistance to moisture and freeze-thaw cycles.
KiloLux was first employed as an external component and weather seal on a public building in the UK, and had to be rigorously tested to ensure compliance with building specifications. Since then, it has been used in a variety of interior or exterior applications and the product shape and color offerings have been diversified.
KiloLux can be manufactured with a variety of different glass types, most commonly with soda lime float glass and low iron glass. It can be secondarily processed by chemical, abrasive etching, and water jet abrasive techniques, and can also be thermally bent as well as cut and shaped by a diamond saw.
Contact: Innovative Glass Products Ltd., Swansea, Wales.
For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment