Volume 47, Issue 7 - July 2012
IGMA Holds Summer Technical Conference
The committee also completed work on three new documents, including one on thermal stress and another on multi-cavity insulating glass units, which should be available for purchase on the IGMA website in the fall.
Four separate task groups met during the meeting.
“We are working on new information on gas permeability and testing, vacuum insulating glazing and our ongoing projects with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the life cycle assessment of IGUs,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “That work will come to fruition over the next few years and directly lead to even more advanced and better products in the industry.”
Attendees heard several presentations during the event, including one by Deanna Brasseur, a former combat pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces. She challenged audience members to always be their best and never to allow obstacles to stand in the way of progress.
Ken Rubis of Dow Corning also provided a presentation about cold bent insulating glass units.
During Rubis’ presentation, attendees saw videos of unit
testing and evaluation of just how far a unit can be bent and perform
as required. “One of the keys with cold bent glass is discovering where
the stress is and understanding how to manage that,” said Rubis.