USGlass magazine, the magazine of record for architectural glass industry leaders, announced that 39 products have won its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners were featured in the December 2018 issue and spanned a diverse number of categories including many types of glass products, architectural metals, machinery and tools, among many others.
The products were selected through a survey of USGlass readers, who voted for their favorites in a variety of categories. The top vote-earners were named the winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards. The products listed in the survey were featured in the USGlass Showcase department, New Products Guide or other news section, various show previews and/or advertisements in the magazine.
2018 USGlass Readers’ Choice Award Winners:
Adhesives/sealant product: Dowsil brand silicone, Dow
Architectural metals product: Highline metal wall panels, Petersen Aluminum Corp.
Coatings/paint product: Opaci-Coat-300, ICD High Performance Coatings
Component product: Screen-Line blinds between the glass, Intigral
Curtainwall/window wall product: Fully Integrated Building Envelopes, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Decorative glass product (tie):
- Backpainted glass/glass marker boards, General Glass International
- Scintilla, Sensitile Systems
Door/window product (3-way tie):
- NX-300 Series thermal window, Kawneer
- 3250 Series historic steel replica windows, Winco Window Co.
- YSD 600 T sliding glass door, YKK AP
Dynamic glazing product: Electrochromic glass integrated with Amazon Alexa, SageGlass
Fabricated/specialty glass system: Jumbo coated glass, Guardian Glass
Fire-rated product: Keralite SafeGuard, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain
Primary glass product: Clarity anti-reflective glass, Guardian Glass
Glass cleaning product: Foaming glass cleaner, Spray-X
Glass flooring product: Liteflam Fire-rated floor, Greenlite Glass Systems
Glass wall system product: HSW-ES horizontal sliding wall solution, Dormakaba
Handling/lifting product: SkyLifter SL400, SmartLift U.S.
Door/window hardware product: Bohle slider, Bohle
Inspection equipment/product: iLooK Distortion, iLooK Anisotropy, Glaston
Insulating glass spacer/component product: Vacuum insulating glass, Guardian Glass
Interlayer/laminated glass product: Vanceva Illusion White, Eastman
Low maintenance coating equipment/machine: FuseRocket, Diamon Fusion International
Machine – automation edging equipment: Robotics integration, Adelio Lattuada
Machine – beveler, edger, polisher, seamer:
- Schiatti double edgers BFT and BFP, DeGorter
- Glass edging and polishing equipment, HHH Tempering Resources
Machine – cutting equipment and CNC machinery product: 37 LM, laminated glass cutting table; Master Series CNC work center Intermac
Machinery – drilling, milling, etching, sandblasting: top-Drill CNC, Lisec
Machinery – insulating glass: Jumbo™sealer, Bystronic
Machinery – handling, sorting, storage: Remnant storage system, Billco
Machinery – tempering: ATS 4.0 Tempering Furnace, Mappi
Machinery – washers: BHW horizontal glass washing machine, Bavelloni
Miscellaneous machinery: Type F K Series line digital printer, Tecglass
Protective glazing product: Childgard, Consolidated Glass Holdings/Global Security Glazing
Resource: Saflex Sound-Pro acoustic glazing calculator, Eastman
Shower doors/hardware/tool product: Titan series Phantom, 310 Tempering
Software product: FeneVision CRM, FeneTech
Tool/supply product: Low-E Card and Low-E Card+, EDTM
Transportation product: 8-foot high Atlas glass truck body, MyGlassTruck.com
“USGlass magazine’s Readers Choice Awards are unique because we turn to our readers to find out which products were most significant to them, throughout the year,” says Ellen Rogers, editor of USGlass magazine. “Readers vote for their favorite products in a variety of categories, and the top vote-earners are the winners. These companies are more than deserving of this award and we are excited to recognize them with this achievement.”
USGlass magazine serves the entire architectural glass and glazing industry. It is the only industry publication that is audited by BPA Worldwide and as a circulation of more than 40,000 subscribers.