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What Doesn’t Go Together? A PVB Shortage and an Active Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. While that may spur some contractors or homeowners to consider a swift upgrade to impact windows, they probably shouldn’t count on that happening. Jeff Rigot, Viracon’s … Continue reading

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PVB Shortage Impacts the Glass Industry

Some glass companies have been feeling the effects of the lack of polyvinyl butyral (PVB). The availability of the critical material for laminated glass has been low and can be attributed to several causes. Eastman is a supplier of PVB … Continue reading

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Pushing Change: Minimizing Noise Through Glass Innovations

A year into a pandemic that shifted life from being “anywhere but home” to “nowhere but home,” it’s hard to remember just how active and loud society was. The world for the past year has been quiet, but life is … Continue reading

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World Congress Session Explores Opportunities for Combined Hurricane and Acoustical Performance

Safety, security and acoustic performance—all are benefits of laminated glass. But what happens when someone in hurricane-prone Miami, for example, in a busy high-rise neighborhood, wants glazing that combines sound control with the required hurricane performance? That’s somewhat of a … Continue reading

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Everlam Completes One Year as an Independent Company

Everlam has reported that it has completed a smooth and successful transition year following its purchase of DuPont’s European Butacite® business. During the year, the company has made investments in a new pilot line, research and development programs and its global sales organization. The pilot … Continue reading

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