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IGMA Early-Bird Registration Rates End Today

Early-bird Registration for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference end today. The conference will be held August 5-8th at the Hilton Quebec in historic Quebec City. The event will feature several working meetings of the various IGMA … Continue reading

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J.E. Berkowitz’s Expansion Marks Another Milestone in its Long History

J.E. Berkowitz recently broke ground for the expansion of its Pedricktown, N.J., facility.

Three’s a charm. Maybe four will be, too. Architectural glass manufacturer J.E. Berkowitz broke ground for the expansion of its Pedricktown, N.J., facility last Thursday, and although it’s the first time the building has actually expanded, it’s the third time … Continue reading

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Is North America Ready for IGU Integrated Glass Shading?

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The incorporation of advanced shading into insulating glass units (IGUs) may be more prevalent in Europe than it is in North America, and while market barriers, such as cost do exist, the technology may also present a growth opportunity here, … Continue reading

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Sedak Adds Digital Printing Capabilities

What the company calls “the world’s largest flatbed printer” was installed recently at sedak GmbH & Co. KG’s Gersthofen, Germany location. With the addition, the company now offers digital ceramic-ink screen printing technology for oversize glass formats. “Excellent quality is … Continue reading

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Is a Formula an Acceptable Substitute in Place of Use Phase Results?

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting, members were shown an example of the formula in use for the energy calculation for a sample window in a mixed climate zone.

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting held in San Francisco, the idea of using a formula in place of use phase results was addressed. Jeff Haberer, director of technical services for Trulite Industries, and a developer of … Continue reading

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Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components … Continue reading

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Attendees Receive an Education about IG at IGMA 2014 Winter Meeting

Attendees focused on education during the final day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. With a variety of seminars encompassing topics from safety and investigating failures, … Continue reading

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IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

Among other topics she discussed, Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, paid tribute to several industry members who passed away during the year at the Annual General Meeting during the 2014 Winter Conference in San Francisco.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco has kept attendees busy this week. Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association … Continue reading

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U-Values May be Superior in Europe, But as Experts Say, It’s Complicated

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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 … Continue reading

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PGT Glass Fabrication Expansion Could Bring New Opportunities

PGT Industries is building a new plant that will allow it to increase its glass fabrication capabilities.

Door and window maker PGT Industries took the first steps in greatly expanding its glass-cutting, tempering and laminating abilities when it recently broke ground on a new $15 million glass operations plant. Expected to be completed sometime later this year, … Continue reading

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