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Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, among others, may evolve into volatile compounds. These volatiles “may condense on the inner glass surfaces and become visible,” creating … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting has kept attendees busy this week, taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association updates and much more. To start, Bill Briese of GED Integrated Solutions, Robert Grommesh of Cardinal IG and Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries were accepted as directors on the board. The marketing committee also met … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Winter Meeting Continues with Committee Updates

Meetings at the 2014 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, continued yesterday with technical services committee task groups as well as a technical update. The morning, which began for members with a closed-door discussion of the Gas-filled IGU Correlation Field Study, focused on the technical services task groups. Starting with Glazing Guidelines, led by Tracy Rogers of Quanex Building Products, the discussion focused … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Opens with Hot Topics at Winter Meeting

  The 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially kicked off today with committee meetings at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco through Friday. Today’s meeting focused on the Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee. To start the morning, the gas permeability task group opened with a discussion of EN1279-3. According to Randi Ernst of FDR Designs, who was … CONTINUE READING

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New Vacuum-Insulating Window Glass Could be the Ticket to Drastic Energy Savings

Peter Petit isn’t so brash as to take credit for having created vacuum-insulating window glass, but the founder and chief executive officer of Pewaukee, Wisc.-based V-Glass LLC thinks he’s made it better than before. His design won the advanced manufacturing category in the 2013 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest last month and feels his invention could eventually revolutionize the entire window industry as a whole by drastically reducing the amount of costly heat lost from … CONTINUE READING

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Forel Launches North American Operations

An improving economy and its vast potential have long made North America a coveted destination for Forel, so the Italian-based insulating glass machinery manufacturer has tabbed Mike Schmidt as the man to help make that a reality. Schmidt will serve as general manager of Forel North America, the company’s first wholly-owned subsidiary outside of Europe. The new organization, which will focus on service, sales and support, is expected to be operational in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, … CONTINUE READING

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Canadian Committee Approves IGMA Request to Reference ASTM E1300

The Part 9 Committee for Houses and Small Buildings of the National Building Code of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa, Canada, and approved a request by the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to reference ASTM E 1300 in the next edition of the Canadian Building Code, according to an announcement from IGMA. “IGMA submitted a code request in September 2007 to both the Part 4 (Structural Design) and Part 9 (Houses and Small Buildings) Standing … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Wraps up Annual Conference

The 2013 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Annual Conference came to a close today in New Orleans’ French Quarter. One of the many highlights from this year’s conference was a presentation yesterday by Chris Barry of Pilkington North America titled “How to Calculate Glass and Sealant Stress in Insulating Glass Units (IGUs).” Barry, who recently retired from Pilkington after 45 years in the industry, offered attendees several methods and observations for evaluating the stress loads … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Members Recognize Both Safety and Service

Day three of the 2013 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Annual Conference opened today with member recognition as well as a workplace safety presentation. Chris Barry of Pilkington, Roger Skluzacek of Viracon Inc. and Ray Wakefield of Trulite Industries were acknowledged for their many years of service to IGMA as the three retiring members attended their final IGMA conference. The morning also saw the recognition of David Cooper of Guardian Industries as he ends his … CONTINUE READING

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Surface-Four Findings Discussed at IGMA Meeting

“Use of Fourth-Surface Coatings in a Cold Climate,” presented by Tim Clancy and Lisa Green of Guardian Industries, was one of the main topics of discussion today at the 2013 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference in New Orleans. The presentation, which was based on a study Guardian conducted, noted that the main goal of the study was the investigation of “real-world implications of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) 500 condensation resistance (CR) number … CONTINUE READING

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