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Registration Opens for 2014 IGMA Annual Conference

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has opened registration for its annual conference, which will be held March 4-7 at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. The conference will feature informative lunch presentations on several industry technical issues, networking sessions, meetings of several IGMA committees and more. The week opens with a night tour of Alcatraz and will continue the next day at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) where the Emerging Technology and … CONTINUE READING

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Quanex to Share Latest IG Insights at IGMA Meeting

In an effort to educate door and window manufacturers about potential root causes of seal failures, Quanex Building Products’ Mike Burk, a product sales specialist with IG systems, will present during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) summer technical meetings to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 7-10. “We want to share our insight with manufacturers and investigate seal and fog failures to help improve a unit’s overall performance,” Burk says. “For example, … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Readies for Annual Summer Conference

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2013 Summer Conference takes place August 7-10, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and Resort in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The event features the top minds from the insulating glass (IG) industry with many networking opportunities and fun events such as the Strolling Culinary Tour and Tall Ship Dinner Cruise. The major focus of the conference is product quality, specifically through certification, testing and in-house quality systems with presentations … 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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2013 IGMA Annual Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

While much of the world’s collective sights were set on New Orleans Sunday for the Super Bowl, insulating glass manufacturers and their suppliers looked toward the Big Easy a day later, as the 2013 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) annual conference began there today. The five-day event is being held at the Crown Plaza Astor in the French Quarter. Throughout the week, attendees will see multiple presentations on various aspects of the industry, as well … CONTINUE READING

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Wagner Presents Potential Solution for Global IG Standards

Dr. Werner Wagner of Sika Services AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland, presented his findings on “European Gas Loss Testing and Related Benefits” at today’s sessions for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. Most notably in his presentation, Wagner posed the question of how to reach an international standard for insulating glass units (IGUs) as well as a potential, theoretical solution for a global standard. “By the end of the day … CONTINUE READING

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GANA Insulating Division Reviews Subcommittee Edits; Re-Elects Thibault as Chair

The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Insulating Glass (IG) Division, responsible for the identification development, approval and implementation of technical IG projects, met yesterday afternoon during the organization’s Annual Conference at the Marriott Coronado Island Resort and Spa. GANA’s IG division gathered to tighten the contents of five subcommittees by clarifying key sections. One of the subcommittees that met was the Benefits of Using Low Thermally Conductive Gas in IGUs task group chaired by … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Conference to Feature Technical Presentations

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2013 Annual Conference program will feature a number of technical presentations along with working groups that focus on the newest innovations and emerging insulating glass (IG) technologies. The technical presentations will focus on the latest testing and highest IG unit quality. The conference is scheduled for February 5-8, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Astor in New Orleans. “The presentations this year keep attendees on the leading edge of our … CONTINUE READING

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