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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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