- story by MaterialDistrict
KiloLux was developed by Rodney Bender for the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Kilolux consists of multi layered glass blocks. As it is employed as a weather seal on the WMC, it was rigorously tested to comply with the specifications of the architects, Capita Percy Thomas. The product has been independently tested for freeze thaw, thermal shading, and edge stress, and the glazing system developed to install it in the masonry has also been tested for weather seal. The product also has excellent compressive strength.
KiloLux can be used in a variety of different contexts, for interior or exterior applications. It can be manufactured with a variety of different glass types, most commonly with soda lime float glass or Low Iron float glass. KiloLux can be secondarily processed by chemical, abrasive etching, water jet abrasive and diamond saw. Kilolux can also be thermally bent.