27 Nov '20
27 Nov '20
27 Nov '20
“I made the drawings and the profile myself,” says Alexander Kostyuchenko. “But there were analogues of such devices in the world, and I wanted to develop an alternative heating element. I combined three separate technologies, learned how to spray an electrically conductive metal - I got a heating element, and I was able to adjust its power with a laser. My heating element generates thermal energy in the infrared range, and this range accounts for up to 95% of the heat generated, evenly distributed throughout the electric heater. The result is absolutely transparent glass, which heats up from 0 to 300 degrees, depending on the tasks.”The scope of application of innovative electrically heated glass is almost unlimited: flat glass electric heaters, double-glazed windows, and showcases, as well as glass floors, roofs, partitions, aircraft and ship windows. Yes, just windows in an ordinary city apartment! When it is cold outside, but heating was not provided, a warm window is very helpful. Or, for example, you have a wide windowsill and you decide to arrange a sofa on it. But in winter it blows from the window, and the battery cannot help in any way. A warm window creates a screen, while it is enough to heat it up to 25 ° C, that is, to the room temperature. The window is connected to the mains through a thermostat, which automatically maintains a certain temperature. The maximum heating temperature of double-glazed windows for apartments is 50 ° C.
“You get not just a window, but an air conditioning unit that provides heating in winter and coolness in summer,” Alexander Kostyuchenko praises his invention. “Coolness is ensured by multifunctional glasses that reflect heat rays from the street , so that they do not penetrate inside the house. ”And also warm glass is a useful thing when attaching and insulating a loggia: in this case, batteries are not allowed to be installed, but about electric-heated glass units, no there is no indication.
“We see prospects in smart glass,” Alexander Kostyuchenko shares his plans. “Smart glass is not only heating, but also variable transparency, and certain properties of sun protection. Now the production of ordinary glass is falling, while the production of smart glass is growing by 7% annually. ”The company already has models in which transparent glass turns into frosted glass at the touch of a button.
In the near future - to expand production: “The market requires large glass units, not 2 x 3, but 4.5 x 2.5. It is difficult to do this in our squares. And there are many orders. So we need to buy a new production building or enter into collaboration with the largest manufacturers of double-glazed windows in the country. ”Patriot to the bone, Alexander Kostyuchenko is not going to transfer production to China, although he plans to make his own project international.
“We supply products to Europe, in particular to England, we have opened a joint venture in Poland, and now we are opening in Belarus,” he says.