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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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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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Discussions on Energy-Efficient Fenestration Highlight IGMA

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) held an open-panel seminar Wednesday called “Glass Performance for Energy-Efficient Fenestration.” The panel was moderated by Bill Lingnell, technical consultant for IGMA. Chris Barry, director of technical services for Pilkington NA, and Jeff Haberer, mechanical engineer for Cardinal IG, served as lead members in the discussion. The panel was held as part of IGMA’s Educational Seminar, held over the last two days at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino … 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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VIG Technology Could Allow for Greater Window-to-Wall Ratio

While vacuum insulating glazing (VIG) is relatively new in the United States, what’s driving the technology is the increased performance requirements in the building codes, says Dave Cooper, advanced insulating glass (IG) program leader at Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich., and president of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) of Ottawa, Ontario. Use of VIG would allow for greater window-to-wall ratio, so it’s in the best interest of the glass industry to develop and … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA General Meeting Offers More LCA Discussion, Safety Presentations

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) of Ottawa, Ontario, wrapped up its annual general meeting in Tempe, Ariz., on February 4. In addition to the newly created Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee (ETIC) and the new Vacuum Insulated Glazing task group making news at the meeting , the Life Cycle Assessment group met again under the ETIC. “The four industry associations [the Glass Association of North America (GANA) in Topeka, Kan., IGMA, the American Architectural … CONTINUE READING

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New Research Committee, VIG Share Limelight at IGMA General Meeting

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) is holding its annual general meeting in Tempe, Ariz., all this week, January 31 to February 4. “We have four ballots, three of which have passed already,” said Marg Webb, executive director of IGMA. “We’ll have two published this year, if not three.” Eighty people are attending the meeting, and Webb said the number is encouraging as it represents a growth in attendance. The newly created Emerging Technology and … CONTINUE READING

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