Posts Tagged ‘ IGMA ’

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


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


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 […]

IGMA Technical Conference Gets Underway

Jun 4th, 2012

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has made great strides on the first day of its summer technical conference, which kicked off this morning in Ottawa, Ontario, according to Margaret Webb, executive director. The technical services committee discussed an ongoing study on thermal stress issues for insulating glass which would remove barriers for the creation […]

IGMA Summer Technical Conference to Focus on Emerging Technologies and More

May 11th, 2012

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference will be held June 4-7 in Ottawa, Ontario. Association officials say the event will include several networking opportunities and a meeting of the recently formed Emerging Technology & Innovation (ETI) Committee, along with a focus on document creation throughout its three days. “IGMA represents the best […]

Codes, Standards, Market Will Drive Disclosure of Product LCA

Mar 19th, 2012

There’s increasing pressure on manufacturers to disclose the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave, from extraction of the raw material through disposal, says Jeff Inks, vice president of code and regulatory affairs for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) in Washington, D.C. Inks made a presentation about life cycle analysis (LCA) […]

AAMA Group Aims to Join Other Associations to Study Optical Distortion

Feb 29th, 2012

A new task group met yesterday during the annual conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., and proved that sometimes collaboration is key. The Flatness and Aesthetics of Laminated Glass Study Group was formed initially to study the issue of optical distortion in laminated glass. Dean Ruark, code compliance manager at PGT […]