Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co. presented “Safety Glass: Does it Make the Cut?” during a lunch seminar at the 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. Schimmelpenningh discussed the defining characteristics of safety glazing and what members of the industry need to understand about these products.
She noted that many of the safety glass definitions online still mention wired glass as ... [Full Story]
Meetings at the 2014 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, continued today with technical services committee task groups as well as a technical update.
The morning, which began for members with a closed-door discussion of the Gas-filled IGU Correlation Field Study, focused on the technical services task groups. Starting with Glazing Guidelines, led by Tracy Rogers of Quanex Building Products, the discussion focused on ... [Full Story]
he best way for the glass industry’s most power-hungry businesses to manage energy costs is to do two things—first, if you can, put in cost-saving mechanisms before the thermometer starts impacting energy bills and, second, just dig in and bare with the added costs, some say some.
“Energy costs? Not a lot you can do about it,” says ViWinco president David Barnes with a laugh.
That may be true once the extreme cold—such as the kind that ... [Full Story]
The 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially kicked off today with committee meetings at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco through Friday.
Today's meeting focused on the Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee. To start the morning, the gas permeability task group opened with a discussion of EN1279-3. According to Randi Ernst of FDR Designs, who was filling in ... [Full Story]
With glass performance for energy efficiency being comparable in the U.S. and Europe, window frames on this side of the Atlantic have been eyed as underperforming on the U-value front as compared to those in Europe. But the reason for—and even the very premise of underperformance—is complicated, say experts.
As for the why, one general consensus that industry members point to is that codes are more stringent in Europe. Interestingly, in addition to U-value benchmarks, differences ... [Full Story]
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