More articles by Ellen Rogers

Sefar Offers Digitally Printable Vision Interlayers

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Vision aluminum-coated precision fabric interlayers from Sefar Architecture are now digitally printable. UV-resistant inks allow architects and designers to produce Pantone colors, patterns, pictures or any other design effects on building exteriors without obstructing views from inside, according to the … Continue reading

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Salem Introduces New Polishing Wheels

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Salem Flat Glass now offers the Status Earth Wheel, its latest generation of cerium-based composition polishing wheels. The Status Earth Wheel was designed to operate on automatic edging machines to cost-effectively produce bright surface finishes on any thickness of glass. … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Drops Proposal to Reduce Window-to-Wall Ratio

The ASHRAE working group voted 18-1-1 yesterday in favor of withdrawing the proposed ASHRAE 189.1 addendum to reduce the allowable prescriptive window area. Today the full committee confirmed the vote to withdraw the proposal. Tom Culp with Birth Point Consulting … Continue reading

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Guardian Names New President of Global Flat Glass

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Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full P&L responsibility of this business. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who has resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird has been … Continue reading

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Vitrealspecchi Offers New Satin-Finish Glass

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Ecosat Velo is a satin-finish glass from Vitrealspecchi. According to the company, it offers higher luminous transmission (extra-clear – 87.4 percent; 8mm thick) and easier cleaning, compared to ordinary acid-etched glass. Ecosat Velo is marketed for all-glass doors and partition … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Benjamin’s Glazing

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“Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” While the latter two may be true, Benjamin Franklin may consider taking back the first part of that statement if he could see the glazing used in the newly … Continue reading

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Remembering Albert S. Hershkopf

“My husband was a legend in the glass industry,” says Donna Hershkopf of her husband, Albert S. Hershkopf, 87, who passed away this past Sunday. He was the president and 65-year employee of Novelty, Columbia and Energipane Glass in Lombard, … Continue reading

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Dubai Investments Announces Energy-Generating Solar Glass

The largest investment company listed in the Dubai Financial Market says it has produced what it calls the world’s first energy-generating solar glass. Dubai Investments PJSC says its newest subsidiary, Emirates Insolaire, has developed a concept that will “revolutionize glass technology … Continue reading

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Guardian Sells Auto Glass Segment to Safelite® Group

Guardian Auto Glass LLC, a joint venture of Guardian Industries Corp. and LRST LLC, is being acquired by Safelite. Additionally, Safelite Group has reached an agreement to acquire the vehicle glass insurance claims management assets of Guardian Glass Network, not … Continue reading

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Eastman to Increase Automotive-Grade PVB Prices

Eastman Chemical Company announced a global price increase for automotive grade polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers effective January 1, 2014 or as contracts allow. Price increase announcements for Saflex automotive PVB grades on a square meter, 30g or 0.76mm basis are … Continue reading

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