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Margaret Webb Clarifies IGMA/IGCC Product Certification

In her “Product Certification” presentation, executive director for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), Margaret Webb, explained certification to IGMA 2012 Educational Seminar attendees. According to Webb, the manufacturer initiates the process by applying for IMGA/IGCC certification. Once the application is received, a record will be filed and the company will be audited with a scheduled visit. “Once certification has been achieved periodic audits are carried out to ensure the continued compliance of the certified … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Educational Seminar Scheduled for September in Las Vegas

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) will hold its annual IGMA Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar on September 11-12 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). “Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to attend,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “By co-locating with GlassBuild America, attendees can plan to spend one extra day … CONTINUE READING

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Experts Discuss Risks Versus Rewards of ‘Surface 4 Low-E Coatings’

Window technology experts Jim Larsen, director of technology marketing for Cardinal Glass Industries, and Tracy Rogers, the director of industry relations and advanced technology for Quanex, provided commentary and perspective on “Surface 4 Low-E coatings,” pinpointing benefits and risks that might be associated with the technological advancement for window systems, during a recent industry meeting. According to Larsen, there is a thermal “performance gap” with double- and triple-pane window systems despite technological advancements, which he … CONTINUE READING

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GPAD Concludes with Thermal Optimization Discussion

FeneTech’s Glass Processing Automation Days concluded this afternoon with a number of thought-provoking discussions, including one on the thermal optimization of insulating glass (IG) units, led by Mike McHugh, president of Integrated Automation Systems. According to McHugh’s presentation, the IG business has gone through continuous transformation in the last 30 years. While each change was often labeled “incremental” and not worth the investment, the accumulation of these options has resulted in a much higher performance … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Summer Conference Features NREL Presentation

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference continued today with meetings of the Glass Safety Awareness Council and the IGMA Certification and Education Committee and a presentation by Tim Snow and David Goldwasser of Tim Snow and David Goldwasser. The presentation, titled “OpenStudio Building Thermal Modeling Using Google Sketchup,” looked at advanced thermal modeling and design using Sketchup and the OpenStudio plugin and suite of tools, which was developed by NREL. NREL staff … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Summer Conference Continues with Work, Presentations

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference continued today with a meeting of the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee and a presentation by Ken Rubis of Dow Corning about cold bent insulating glass units. Four separate task groups met as part of the activities. “Today’s focus was primarily on getting a lot of work done,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “We are working on new information on gas permeability and testing, vacuum … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Technical Conference Gets Underway

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has made great strides on the first day of its summer technical conference, which kicked off this morning in Ottawa, Ontario, according to Margaret Webb, executive director. The technical services committee discussed an ongoing study on thermal stress issues for insulating glass which would remove barriers for the creation of an ASTM standard on insulating glass. The committee reported that the study has been on hold for the past … CONTINUE READING

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New Committee Forms at IGMA Summer Technical Conference

A new committee formed at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Technical Conference:  the Emerging Technology & Innovation committee. The new committee will handle research and development, and will be chaired by Helen Sanders of Sage Electrochromic in Faribault, Minn., and co-chaired by David Cooper of Guardian Industries in Auburn Hills, Mich. The conference took place August 29-31, at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa in Victoria, B.C. The new committee is rewriting … CONTINUE READING

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