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Viracon Expands Triple Insulating Glass Sizes

Viracon has expanded its triple insulating glass sizes to 70 square feet, giving architects and building designers more options as energy codes become stricter. By adding another spacer and glass lite, designers can apply a more diverse range of substrates and high-performance coatings to a Viracon triple insulating glass unit, ultimately improving the product’s performance, according to the company. “We are really excited about increasing the sizes of our triple insulating glass units” says Kevin … CONTINUE READING

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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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Global Specialty Gases’ Bethlehem, Pa., Facility in Full Operation

Global Specialty Gases, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, has completed its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa. Domestic and international customers have received shipments since the plants opening in early August. The company says the facility, which is Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is equipped with state-of-the-art filling, blending and analytical equipment, and utilizes Global Specialty Gases’ proprietary Global Guard cylinder prep process. “We’re … 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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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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Address Change for Sika’s FFI Business Group

Sika Industry has announced a new web address for its Fenestration, Facades and Insulating Glass (FFI) Business Unit at The new web address offers customers quicker access to the FFI web page, which the company says provides a comprehensive view of its full range portfolio of structural glazing, insulating glass, weather sealing and other adhesives, sealants and solutions for the FFI industry.

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Southwall Hits R20

Southwall Technologies Inc. recently launched a new insulating glass line, the Heat Mirror “Quad-Cavity” R20 insulating glass unit (IGU). Company officials say this achieves a 0.05 center of glass U-factor (R20 insulating value) at the same weight as standard dual-pane IGU. The Quad-Cavity R20 product suspends three lightweight Heat Mirror films within the IGU, creating four independent and super-insulating airspaces. The IGU is configured in an 1-3/4-inch overall thickness with Krypton gas filling and low-E … CONTINUE READING

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