Posts Tagged ‘ IGMA ’

Bill Lingnell Explains Glazing Guidelines and Forensic Investigations

Sep 13th, 2012

Bill Lingnell, technical consultant for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), presented the “Glazing Guidelines for Commercial and Residential Insulating Glass Units” (IGUs) at IGMA’s educational seminar in Las Vegas. Later in the day he also presented “Forensic Investigations of IGU Failures.”  According to Lingnell, when handling an IGU, “proper cushion provides the desired support […]

Mike Burk Discusses How to Prevent Flat Glass Injuries

Sep 13th, 2012

Mike Burk, product manager with Edgetech IG, presented “Handling Glass Safety” at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar, held this week in Las Vegas. The presentation focused on how to prevent injuries when handling flat glass.  “Every day in this country, 14 workers lose their lives in preventable workplace tragedies,” said Burk in […]

Tracy Rogers Speaks on Workmanship and Sealants for IGMA

Sep 12th, 2012

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“Workmanship is key,” said Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech IG, in his presentation “Rigid Spacer/Muntins & Grids/Flexible Spacer Systems.” While speaking at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar yesterday afternoon, Rogers said that all sealants on the market work, and it doesn’t matter which company markets its product as the best; workmanship […]

Jeff Haberer Explains Coated Glass Handling

Sep 12th, 2012

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In a very demonstrative presentation for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar, Jeff Haberer, mechanical engineer for Cardinal IG, explained the proper procedures for handling coated glass. In the presentation, “Handling Coated Glass,” Haberer demonstrated with visual aids how to maintain an unscathed lite. Proper steps for handling the coated glass, according to […]

Mike Burk Informs IGMA Attendees on the Importance of Proper Gas-Filling

Sep 12th, 2012

Mike Burk, product manager with Edgetech IG, presented “Gas Filling” at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar Tuesday. In his presentation, Burk discussed the history and applications of argon, xenon and krypton as gases used in insulating glass (IG) filling. “Argon, krypton and xenon are less conductive than air,” Burk said in his […]

IGMA Educational Seminar Kicks Off in Las Vegas Today

Sep 11th, 2012

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The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) of Ottawa, Ontario, opened its two-day educational seminar today in Las Vegas. The morning began with an introduction by Bill Lingnell, technical consultant for IGMA, who spoke about “Preventing IG Failures.” “Failure can include more things than seal failure, such as debris and a failed desiccated matrix,” said Lingnell, […]

Briese Offers Tips for Handling a Better Glass Product

Sep 11th, 2012

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During today’s Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) educational seminar, Bill Briese, R&D/engineering manager for GED Integrated Solutions, presented “Glass Receiving, Cutting & Washing.” The presentation focused on the many practical techniques handlers can use to ensure high-quality insulating glass (IG). Many of the tips Briese offers were commonsense reminders such as “always wear gloves and […]

IGMA Educational Seminar Scheduled for September in Las Vegas

Jul 31st, 2012

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) will hold its annual IGMA Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar on September 11-12 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). “Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to […]

How Prevalent is Melted Vinyl Siding—and are Windows and Glass to Blame?

Jun 12th, 2012

The industry has heard it before: a local newspaper will report on a case of melted vinyl siding and fingers are often pointed at low-E windows. The news will then die down until another case arises. However, some in the industry believe the issue of vinyl siding melting due to low-E windows is truly an […]

IGMA Summer Conference Continues with Work, Presentations

Jun 5th, 2012

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference continued today with a meeting of the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee and a presentation by Ken Rubis of Dow Corning about cold bent insulating glass units. Four separate task groups met as part of the activities. “Today’s focus was primarily on getting a lot of […]