Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Thermal Stress Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, is soliciting information about thermal stress breaks in the field. The committee created a thermal stress field service inspection form that industry representatives can submit, providing information about thermal breaks in the field. All submissions remain anonymous and will be used to create a library...
  • Technical presentations occupied the second day of the Annual Conference for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. The conference, held at Paris Las Vegas, began March 23 and runs through March 26. Helen Sanders, vice president, technical business development, Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., presented a snapshot of the overall glazing market, a look at...
  • A week of glass industry conferences kicked off March 23 at the Paris Las Vegas with the start of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, Annual Conference. The IGMA conference runs through March 26, coinciding with the Topeka, Kan.-based Glass Association of North America’s Glass Week meeting, running March 25-30, and BEC Conference, March 27-29. Visit GlassMagazine....
  • A two-day building envelope educational symposium and design challenge "test-off" is being hosted by Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., at its New England Regional Laboratory, Chelmsford, Mass, May 21-22, according to a March 16 release. Participants must register by April; there's no fee to attend.On May 21, ATI will present an educational symposium and open house at the...
  • With so much focus on U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient in the fenestration industry, little attention has been paid to the third thermal performance parameter: condensation resistance. According to Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, condensation can lead to health concerns and affect the integrity and long-term performance of building components. Rogers...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] concluded its 73rd Annual Conference [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.,] last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.Ray...
  • After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.] for its 73rd Annual Conference [Feb. 14-17]. The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year,...
  • "We're starting to see some rebound in residential, but the news is not so good for the commercial market," reported Nick Limb, partner, Ducker Worldwide, Troy, Mich. He was speaking at the opening session of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's 73rd Annual Conference at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 14-17. Numerous issues are on...
  • The final deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 is Jan. 20. The event will be held in Beijing June 2-3. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent soon after the deadline, according to a Jan. 13 release. Abstracts should be submitted (max 150 words per abstract) as e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fi.Click here for more information on the proposed...
  • Glasstech Asia 2010, the 8th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing & Materials Exhibition will take place, June 29-July 1, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd. organizes the event.
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
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