Quanex Building Products’ Tracy Rogers, director of industry relations and advanced technology, will present at Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Beijing May 22-23 and Finland June 11-15. Rogers will discuss methods IG manufacturers are using to achieve R5 performance, especially the use of hard-coat, pyrolytic low-E coatings on surface #4.

“We want to share our insight with IG manufacturers and demonstrate how improving just one performance variable can impact a unit’s overall performance,” Rogers says. “For example, if one configuration is changed to reduce condensation resistance, it can lead to confounding problems, including water and ice damage to the fenestration system and the wall surround. We want to provide an overall performance picture for manufacturers, so they can choose the best configurations for a particular environment.”

Rogers’ GPD presentation will be titled “Effects of #4 Surface Low-E Coatings on Fenestration Condensation Resistance.”

A 25-year fenestration industry veteran, Rogers is actively involved and has chaired various task groups and committees within industry associations, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America, National Fenestration Rating Council, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and ASTM. He holds five U.S. patents for fenestration products and has degrees in mechanical engineering, finance, business management, advanced marketing strategy and international negotiations.

More information is available at www.gpd.fi.