Volume 33, Number 4, April 1998

NGA Rises in Phoenix - 4/98

Phoenix promises to be a hot venue for the 1998 NGA show. The annual conference and exhibition, sponsored by the National Glass Association (NGA), will be held at the Phoenix Civic Plaza, Phoenix, AZ, on May 13-16. Educational programming, innovative products and networking opportunities will highlight the annual event. Some of the products to be featured by exhibitors follow.

Elumatec® OffersDouble Mitre Saw

Elumatec USA, Inc. of South Bend, IN, offers the Elumatec DG 244 double mitre saw suitable for heavy production or special applications. According to the company, its saw, which cuts from underneath, can cut high and wide profiles and compound mitre angles. The saw features two hand safety controls and sawhead covers with plexi-glass inserts.

H.E.S. 5000 Series Stocked By Access Hardware

Exhibitor Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, CA, carries the H.E.S. 5000 series electric strike. The strike features a 1/16-inch backset for easy installation in narrow style door jambs, jambs with protruding glass, jambs with hard concrete and wood jambs.

Gunther To LaunchTwo New Products

Gunther Mirror Mastic of South Bend, IN, will introduce a new silicone sealant and spray cleaner at the NGA show. Gunther Silicone Sealant is said to be a durable multi-purpose adhesive and sealant that resists mildew, weathering, freeze-thaw conditions and airborne chemicals. In addition, the company now offers its Mirror & More cleaner in an aerosol container. The cleaner is designed to clean mirrors, glass, stainless steel and other surfaces without streaking.

Salem Distributing Features Three Products

Salem Distributing Company of Winston-Salem, NC, offers the Zanetti Bismatic 2, the Bovone ELB-10 and the Bovone 251-252. The Zanetti Bismatic 2, a semi-automatic machine for beveling and edging shaped or straight glass without templates, has improved over the original Zanetti Bismatic with the replacement of the wheel spindle hydraulic drive with AC inverted drive system. The Bovone ELB-10, a 9,400-pound edger designed to produce precision flat edges with seams, is equipped with ten cup-type wheels, each driven with a spindle/motor. The newest edition to the straight line beveling line is the 251/252 series of eight- and nine-spindle bevellers.

Southeastern Aluminum Products Starts Signature Line

Southeastern Aluminum Products, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL, offers bath enclosures with the Signature Frameless, a frameless bypass for 1/4-inch glass to kick off its Signature line. According to the company, the frameless features easy installation and a solid brass aluminum towel bar.

Tamglass Offers Architectural and Automotive Products

Tamglass Ltd. Oy of Tampere, Finland, will present its products for the glass industry at the NGA show. Its product line includes flat tempering furnaces of all types, bending and tempering furnaces, flat laminating lines, bending furnaces, vacuum cabinets and conveyors for laminating bent glass, autoclaves, pre-processing lines for automotive glass manufacturing and upgrading of existing equipment.

Glastar Presents Beveling and Sandblasting Equipment

The Glastar Corporation of Chatsworth, CA, offers professional beveling and decorative sandblasting equipment. Its line features the GlassPasser™, which allows blasting of various items, the Model B12V Variable Speed Disc Grinder, Glastar's EZ-Grind™ Coolant and other hand beveling equipment.

Essex To Present Adhesives, Mouldings and Tapes

Essex ARG of Dayton, OH, will present its line of adhesives, mouldings and tapes at the show. The TARGET trim reveal moulding line can be installed on a variety of vehicles, while the foam core butyl tape creates an outward pressure that rides with a vehicle to prevent sidelite and backlite leaks, according to the company. The company also will present BetasealTM 1500HV nonconductive adhesive, which it says enhances positioning for radio reception.

Diamond Seal Presents Its Process To Protect Glass

Diamond Seal of Salt Lake City, UT, provides its patented process to protect interior and exterior residential and commercial glass. According to the company, the coated surfaces are resistant to hard water spotting, etching, corrosion and scratching.

Amazing Glazing to Present New Products At NGA

Amazing Glazing of Howell, MI, is presenting a number of new products. Included among these are products for drilling, routing, grinding, cutting and polishing of glass.

PAG Offers Glass Repair, Replacement Courses

The Performance Achievement Group of Madison, WI, offers glass repair and replacement, customer service, management and computer applications training to companies. According to the company, its courses help both new and veteran glass installers learn about the latest technology and safety in installation.

Ianua Provides New Equipment

Ianua of the Americas, Inc. in Toledo, OH, has introduced a number of new products. The company offers an edge-to-edge screenprinting system that allows printing to the surface edge of glass. In addition, the company has introduced an edge-to-edge glass printing and drying system, which includes a fully automatic loading and printing machine.

Ianua also features a bending and tempering system that includes a patented air support system and adjustable quench shape adjustment. Autoclaves in sizes from 80 inches to 160 inches in diameter are also available. Finally, the company provides a jumbo laminating line with automatic loading, PVB lay-up, assembly and unload.

Regent Introduces Mortise Series 5760

Regent Hardware Corp., Hialeah, FL, has introduced the mortise series 5760 and concealed vertical rod series 5770. The devices feature a streamlined pushbar and a patented adjustable Pullman style latch.

Burco Offers Windshield Carriers

Burco of Grand Rapids, MI, offers Redi Rack Windshield Carriers, which feature a proprietary finger-lock to secure windshields in place and rubber parts that protect contact parts. According to the company, Redi Racks are constructed from heavy-gauge steel and have a durable black powder coat paint.

Sprayway® Presents V.O.C. Compliant Cleaner

Sprayway, Inc. of Addison, IL, offers the Volatile Organic Compound (V.O.C.) compliant Sprayway No. 50 glass cleaner. According to the company, the spray, which can clean glass, mirrors, windows and windshields, is guaranteed to leave no film and contains no silicone or ammonia. The cleaner does contain perfume-grade alcohols, which the company says evaporate quickly, keeping it from leaving a film and adversely interacting with other materials.

AlliedSignal Introduces Titan™ Adhesives

AlliedSignal Specialty Chemicals of Morristown, NJ, has introduced its new line of Titan adhesives, cleaners and tools for the auto glass replacement market. The company will offer information on its products at the NGA show.

Also Of Interest

While the following companies won't be exhibiting at the NGA Show, they offer products worth checking out.

AN Designs Introduces UltraWiz®

A.N. Designs of Torrington, CT, has introduced the UltraWiz offset moulding blade. According to the company, the UltraWiz is a coldknife blade that removes the windshield but keeps the moulding intact. The company says the offset design allows clearance between the hood/fenders and glass, without chipping the paint.

Anver Introduces Vacuum Lifters

Anver Corporation of Hudson, MA, offers a line of electric or pneumatic hoist-suspended vacuum lifters that it says allows one person to manipulate parts without extra ropes, straps, hooks and slings. According to the company, its tilters and rotators are offered in 50- to 10,000-pound capacities. In addition, the frame and cross-beams can be customized to user requirements.

La Revista Debuts: Devoted To Latin American Industry

La Revista del Vidrio, Fachadas y Ventanas® (VFV) has been launched by Key Communications, publisher of USGlass magazine. VFV is the first magazine published entirely in Spanish and devoted to the Latin American auto and flat glass, metal and fenestration industries. With editorial offices in Mexico and Argentina, the new publication features articles about the Latin American industry, as well as news and other information.

Glass Expos USA To Exhibit New Schedule of Events

Glass Expos USA, sponsored by USGlass, will present its expanding schedule of educational events offered in regions across the country. Upcoming Expos include Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ in Vancouver, BC, Canada; Glass TEXpo™ in Houston, TX; Glass Expo Midwest™ in Grand Rapids, MI; Glass Forum '99 in Manchester, NH; and Glass Expo Hawaii™ on the island of Oahu. All of the events feature high-quality seminars, exhibition and networking opportunities.

Campus Crafts Offers Mirrors

Campus Crafts, Inc. of Rochester, NY, offers Sentinel safety/security mirrors that range in size from eight inches to 36 inches. The mirrors, which can be used indoors and outdoors, are available with 360-, 180- and 90-degree vision.

Gamco Corp. Offers Aluminum Windows

Gamco Corp. of Flushing, NY, offers aluminum windows in three grades: W150C non-thermal, W250C thermal and W250HC heavy commercial thermal. Features include vertical pivot or architectural configurations and anodized or painted finishes.

Glazelock To Present Horseshoe Shim

Glazelock Shims of Peotone, IL, will present its new plastic, interlocking, stackable horseshoe shim. The patented shims have a unique, cost-effective design, saving 35 to 50 percent over other stackable shims on the market, according to the company. It adds that the shims eliminate the need to adhere shims together, while ensuring they stay together in place.

Curtainwall System From Action Bullet Resistant

Action Bullet Resistant of West Islip, NY, offers the bullet resistant BR 450-4 Level IV Curtainwall System. The screw spline system features clad polycarbonates as its primary glazing and is available in mill finish, clear, dark bronze, black or teal anodized and painted finishes.

Visit USGlass in Booth 0123 at the NGA Show

Don't forget to stop by booth #0123 to pick up the latest issue of USGlass and visit our staff. Learn about our educational Glass Expos USA program and sample copies of our sister publications: Windshield and Glass Repair Magazine®, Window Film® magazine and our newest edition, La Revista del Vidrio, Fachadas y Ventanas®. Our upcoming expos include Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ in Vancouver, BC, Canada; Glass TEXpo™ in Houston, TX; Glass Expo Midwest™ in Grand Rapids, MI; Glass Forum ‘99 in Manchester, NH; and Glass Expo Hawaii™ on the island of Oahu.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions. See you in Phoenix!

USG

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