Product & Technology
How Does KristalBond Work?
KristalBond makes use of a breakthrough Japanese-invented chemical compound that is manufactured through a patented process using nanotechnology. Applied to glass, KristalBond liquid coating blocks 99% of harmful UV rays, keeping you cool and giving you up to 30% in energy savings.
7 Reasons to Choose KristalBond
In summer, KristalBond reduces air-conditioning usage and increases its efficiency. It helps you stay comfortable inside, especially near glass areas.
In winter, KristalBond reduces heat loss from glass surfaces by retaining far infrared rays generated indoors. Besides retaining heat, it reduces cold draft and condensation on windows, making it more comfortable to stay indoors.
With a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 348*, KristalBond is formulated to block 99% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. It protects you from skin pigmentation and skin cancer, and keeps your furniture and valuables from accelerated fading and ageing.
In addition, it also keeps out insects that are attracted to UV rays emitted from indoor lights.
*Varies with surroundings and insulating factors.
Based on a simulation test done in the University of Malaya, a glass house coated with KristalBond can save up to 30% in electrical bills, and reduce an estimate of 5.6/m2 per annum of CO2 emissions.
Unlike solar films, KristalBond does not compromise on your glass’ clarity and transparency. Thanks to its use of nano-particles, it is only 7 microns thin, with a low haze level of 0.8. That means it is ultra-clear, with little reflection and next to no distortion.
Now, you can save on artificial lighting in the day!
Applied to the inside of existing glass, KristalBond is chemically bonded to the glass, forming an extremely durable layer. With a hardness of 6H, it is also highly scratch-resistant.
KristalBond comes with a 15-year warranty against peeling, bubbling and cracking.
As KristalBond is coated in liquid form, it can be applied to curved glass and large glass areas seamlessly for a perfectly smooth finishing.
Invented in Japan and patented in 16 countries, KristalBond’s unique Sol-Gel and nanotechnology have won plenty of accolades since its inception. Its hi-tech materials, made of both organic and inorganic substances, are what differentiates it from other solar control products, making it clearer and more durable.
Certifications – Solar Performance, Thermal Resistance & Health Safety
KristalBond’s performance is tested by leading certification, inspection and testing agencies in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Solar Optical Performance
ISO 9050: 2003 – determination of light transmittance, solar direct transmittance, total solar energy transmittance and ultraviolet transmittance and related glazing factors.
Thermal Resistance & Health Safety Test
ISO 8990: 1994 – Thermal insulation – Determination of steady state thermal transmission properties – Calibrated and guarded hotbox. Determination of thermal transmittance (U)
(Test method to JIS A 4710: 1989 – Test method of thermal resistance for windows and doors.)
EN71: Part 3: 1994 Safety of toys: Part 3: Migration of certain elements. Safety of the product tested according to Japan Sanitation Law, under “Apparatus and Container – packages”
Windows Energy Rating Scheme Rating Test (WERS)
KristalBond products are now available on the International Glass Database for inclusion in the window system development as well as the WERS-certified products listing.
Certifications – Weathering & Road Safety
ISO 16474-2: 2013 Paint and Varnishes – Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation.
ASTM D2244-93 Calculation of colour differences from instrumentally measured colour coordinates.
ASTM E313-96 Calculating yellowness and whiteness indices from instrumentally measured colour coordinates.
JIS R3211: 1998 Safety glazing material for road vehicles.
JIS R3212: 1998 Test method for safety glazing material for road vehicles.
Certifications – Scratch Hardness
Scratch Hardness Test
JIS K 5600-5-4: 1999 – Test methods for paints – Part 5: Mechanical property of film – Section 4: Scratch hardness (Pencil Method)
Frequently Asked Questions
You should not touch it within 5 hours. Ideally, you should wait for 1 day before touching it.
You should not wipe or clean the coated surface of the glass within the first 30 days. After that, you should also not use any dry or rough cotton/cloth/towel to wipe the surface of the coated glass.
In addition, you should not use any sharp objects to scrape on the surface of the coated glass, or use any polishing wax to polish it. Also avoid using highly acidic or alkaline detergents when cleaning it. The same applies to bristle brushes, newspapers, or any other kinds of paper.
You should not stick any sticker on the coated glass within the first 7 days. Tape or other adhesive products can be used after 7 days.
After 30 days, you can use new synthetic songs or soft cloths with water to clean it.