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Name of mid-century glass alternative?

 
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Matt2



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Name of mid-century glass alternative? Reply with quote

The mid-century architect I'm researching/writing about used an interesting alternative to glass. This was comprised of two sheets of fiberglass separated by a matrix of hexagon shaped dividers. The material allowed in some light but also provided a bit of insulation. Anyone heard of this stuff or know its trade name?
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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A product like what you describe is currently produced as "Panelite"
https://www.panelite.us/

Similar in some respects to Kalwall, but with a thinner section and little to no insulation in the sandwich that I know of.

At Carnegie Mellon in the '80's we experimented with a Kevlar and Nomex (honeycomb) sandwich as structural panels and tubes...the Kevlar was not at all translucent though.
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