GlassBuild America Opens Tomorrow; Your Shopping Guide

Tomorrow, thousands of attendees will enter the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the new products unveiled at GlassBuild America. Hundreds of exhibitors will feature their newest products and developments, from tools and supplies to machinery and equipment and of course, glass. If you can’t make it to the show, USGlass magazine offers a glimpse at some of the products on display. This is your sneak peek at what to look for.

ClearShield Technologies: Booth 468


The new ClearPad H1600M fully-automatic production line is the latest addition to Ritec International’s ClearSpray options. The system is designed for the fast, safe and easy factory application of Ritec ClearShield, which is part of the ClearShield Eco-System, converting ordinary, high-maintenance glass into easy-clean glass, according to the company.

The main innovations of the H1600M come from the use of a pad rather than spray application, and its horizontal design that makes it easy to use as a standalone application line in the factory or a continuation of the tempering process. Compared to spraying, pad application ensures high coverage with less mess and wastage, according to the company. The use of special extraction equipment is not required with this application method.

The H1600M’s modular design is adaptable to meet individual customer requirements, all volumes of production and types of flat glass. According to the company, benefits for glass fabricators and processors include:

  • Increased productivity and improved coverage rates for high production, reduced costs and fast pay-back;
  • Easy installation, operation and maintenance, easily adapting to most production volumes;
  • High quality and durable construction that is easily maintained and reliable; and
  • Consistent quality, proven under actual operating conditions.

This production line is currently developed for flat single pane glass. However, pad application for other types of glass such as IG units is possible. ClearShield can be applied in the factory using Ritec’s range of semi-automatic or fully-automatic machinery.

NACC: Booth 1574

The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council will highlight its North American Contractor Certification (NACC). According to the organization, NACC is the only certification program for architectural glass and metal contractors that’s administered by an independent, third-party organization and accredited by ANSI. The program is designed to recognize contractors taking the right steps to deliver the best possible end product by demonstrating consistency, quality and safety excellence. The program helps assure building owners, architects and general contractors that the job will be done right.

Orgadata USA LogiKal: Booth 1235

Orgadata will feature software solutions for door, window and curtainwall construction. LogiKal is a door, window and storefront construction software for aluminum and steel. The software provides the databases of many architectural profile system suppliers. According to the company, LogiKal’s easy-to-understand program control makes it possible for any user to find their way around the software.

The company offers tailored solutions to help customers develop projects their successfully.

Quanex: Booth 1427

Several products including Super Spacer warm-edge spacer options will be featured in the Quanex booth. These include Super Spacer TriSeal and T-Spacer for high-performance commercial applications.

The company will also feature its Mikron C3-11300 AW-Rated window systems, a non-metallic door and window system to meet all requirements for architectural ratings per the North American Fenestration Standard. In addition, the Mikron SuperCapSR is a co-extruded color technology that becomes part of the profile, delivering scratch resistance and durability in variety of color options.

Other products include the Liniar bifolding doors from HL Plastics, a Quanex Building Products company. These offer an alternative to traditional French doors or sliding patio doors and deliver slim sightlines and thermal performance. The company will also feature Edgetherm insulating glass sealants.

Vitro Architectural Glass – Booth 817

Vitro Architectural Glass will highlight its new jumbo coater capability and debut samples of Acuity glass, a new low-iron glass substrate for Solarban solar control low-E glasses. Acuity which enables architects to enhance transparency and solar control in high-performance insulating glass units fabricated with products in the Solarban glass family.

Technical experts also will be available to discuss the company’s new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater in Wichita Falls, Texas. The new coater can produce energy-efficient, high-performance low-E glasses in sizes up to 130- by 204-inches.

In addition, Vitro Glass will showcase its Starphire Ultra-Clear glass and Sungate passive low-E glasses, as well as patterned low-E Walker Textures AviProtek E bird-safe glass by Walker Glass and decorative and spandrel glasses finished with Opaci-Coat 300 by ICD High Performance Coatings.

Stop By and See USGlass!

If you’re walking the GlassBuild America show floor, be sure and stop by and see USGlass magazine in booth #410. You can pick up free magazines, sign up for our e-newsletters and say hello to our team. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!