Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • St. Louis-based Solutia's Saflex SilentGlass Technology advanced acoustic interlayer is now approved for use in Dade County, Fla., according to a June 17 release. The technology has passed the weathering and flammability requirements that have been set and mandated by Dade County to allow the lawful sale of the product in the windborne debris zone. This acceptance allows the Saflex...
  • AAMA 520-09, a voluntary specification for windows, doors and unit skylights has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a June 12 release.  The publication, titled Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights provides an optional rating of the ability of...
  • Solar Innovations Inc., Myerstown, Pa., announces the completion of Florida impact testing on two skylight options.Tested to Wind Load 4-Missile Level D, Solar Innovations' curb mounted "pyramid" skylight is certified to a design pressure of ±65mph. The tested product was a straight eave, double pitch, hip end skylight measuring 147.75 inches in length, 99.25 inches in...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics and product relationships for both residential and...
  • ASTM committee C 14.08 on Flat Glass will soon publish a new version of C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. The standard, which is currently available in the 2003 version, has gone through a review at process by the Glass Association of North America [Topeka, Kan.] and the new draft had been released for public comment prior to balloting.”This standard has...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 23rd Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a May 26 release. Titled Blast Mitigating Glazing, the GIB looks at various tests and standards in the industry for laminated glazing applications constructed to mitigate the hazards...
  • The Insulated Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and Safety Glazing Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, approved another Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., facility, in Tianjin, China, according to a May 19 release. IGCC and SGCC approvals provide third-party evidence that the new facility meets critical glazing industry standards, from initial...
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has passed its most recent quality audit by Smithers Quality Assessments Inc., Akron, Ohio, to earn the recently released International Organization for Standardization 9001:2008 with design certification, according to a May 12 release. The company’s entire quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was reviewed and certified to the...
  • Following its work with the National Association of Home Builders to develop the National Green Building Standard for residential projects, the International Code Council has initiated a Green Building Code Development Project targeted at the commercial market. The objective of the project is to develop a green building code for traditional and high-performance buildings that is consistent...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 1503-09, a voluntary test method for windows, doors and glazed wall sections, according to an April 17 release. The test method, titled "Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections," contains the latest...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...