LOW-E AND CLOUD GEL FACTORIES

An early Low-E Glass Coating Factory with its lone operator at the far end (circled). Some production lines are one quarter mile long.

The Cloud Gel factory below has two production lines: one for making the honey-like Cloud Gel polymer, affectionately known as "goop," in the row of reactors and tanks on the left, and the other to laminate this goop between two plastic films to make Cloud Gel in film form. (bottom photo). This factory has a production capacity of 10 million square feet (1 million square meters) per year. It would take 700 such factories to supply the $21 (€14) billion markets, and save 1.5 million lives per year from fossil fuel pollution. (see Sections 11 & 19)