Latest Products in Commercial Glass

  • Viracon will showcase several new products at the 2013 AIA Expo, including: RoomSide low-E, an interior surface coating designed to improve the U-value of a dual-pane insulating glass unit by as much as 20 percent; CyberShield, a glass coating specifically engineered for RF shielding applications; VUE-30, a high-performance coating designed to reduce solar heat gain (solar heat gain coefficient...
  • SAGE Electrochromics will promote SageGlass, an electronically tintable glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls that tints automatically or on demand to control sunlight. The electrochromic glass eliminates the need for shades or blinds, helping building occupants maintain their connection to the outdoors and reduce energy consumption by harnessing the sun’s warming rays in winter and...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council released the “Aluminum Extrusion Manual, Fourth Edition,” available for download at www.AECmanual.org. Designed to help product designers and engineers better understand aluminum extrusion applications, design considerations, alloys, finishing and more, the 150-page manual includes an overview of the extrusion process; important extrusion design considerations; more...
  • PPG Industries launched the online PPG Glass Education Center to help architects, specifiers, students and construction industry professionals learn more about designing, specifying and building with glass. The Education Center features a mix of videos, illustrations and educational pieces that address issues such as preventing thermal glass breakage, specifying large insulating glass units, how...
  • In response to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Wausau Window and Wall Systems added hardware options for its INvent Retro Series to meet the operating force and limited motion requirements of ICC/ANSI A117.1. Accessible INvent project-out awning and casement windows now feature linear-operation keeper latches and roto-operators, and meet the AAMA 513-12 guide specification outlining...
  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain introduced Contraflam Ultimax, a security glass product that meets standards for detention (ASTM F1915), bullet resistance (levels 1-8, UL752) and forced entry (UL972). Contraflam Ultimax is universally adaptable to the VDS framing system or any standard hollow metal frame system with matching security and fire ratings, according to Vetrotech. The glass is suitable for...
  • Mocap’s silicone rubber X-Treme Tape is a self-bonding, flexible masking tape that stretch wraps to conform to irregular shapes. X-Treme Tape protects and masks during plating and conformal coating, as well as high-temperature powder coating, resisting heat up to 500 degrees, according to Mocap. Because it is non-adhesive, no secondary clean-up is necessary after high-temperature processing. The...
  • Pres-On introduced a high-density structural glazing tape for the costeffective thermal sealing of curtain walls, storm windows and doors, and other building structures. Available coated on one or both sides with a specially formulated acrylic adhesive, the SG6600/6700 Series HD structural glazing tapes bond instantly to bare metal, glass, vinyl, plastics and powder paints, eliminating slippage...
  • Grafotec Spray Systems GmbH now offers its AP system for the application of powder separating agents in combination with a specially developed suction system, the DE1000. This new product combination not only facilitates a clean working environment, but also improves the quality of the application process and consequently reduces the failure rate, Grafotec reports.
  • A new PVB interlayer from Eastman Chemical Co., Saflex SG employs proprietary IR-absorbing technology to enhance solar heat gain performance over monolithic glass and clear monolithic glass laminates made with standard clear PVB interlayer. The product offers a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.55 and visible light transmittance of more than 70 percent when used with 3 millimeter clear glass,...
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