Posts Tagged ‘ insulating glass ’

Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

Apr 15th, 2014

Western's bi-fold door is often used in residences such as here in a bar top window application.

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating glass, a business in which the company has been involved since it started in 1959. [...]

Is a Formula an Acceptable Substitute in Place of Use Phase Results?

Mar 28th, 2014

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting held in San Francisco, the idea of using a formula in place of use phase results was addressed. Jeff Haberer, director of technical services for Trulite Industries, and a developer of the formula, discussed how regression equations can be used in place of use phase results [...]

Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

Mar 21st, 2014

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, [...]

Tempco Adds Insulating Glass to Offerings

Mar 20th, 2014

Flushing, N.Y.-based Tempco Glass Fabrication recently added insulating glass units (IGUs) to its line of products and services. The company recently acquired automated equipment that will allow it to provide supply insulating glass in a wide variety of thicknesses and sizes to glaziers, glass shops, window manufacturers, and window, storefront and curtainwall installation contractors.

IGMA Members Discuss Future of IG and Gas Fills

Mar 10th, 2014

Thursday afternoon during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) Winter Meeting, attendees were invited to participate in a “Glass Performance for Energy-Efficient Fenestration” panel. Bill Lingnell of Lingnell Consulting Services and IGMA technical consultant moderated the panel that included David Cooper of Guardian Industries, Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries and Chris Barry, consultant. “When we [...]

Attendees Receive an Education about IG at IGMA 2014 Winter Meeting

Mar 10th, 2014

IGMA wrapped up its 2014 Winter Meeting with a variety of educational offerings.

Attendees focused on education during the final day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. With a variety of seminars encompassing topics from safety and investigating failures, there was no shortage of information surrounding proper practices for insulating glass (IG) units. Opening [...]

IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

Mar 7th, 2014

Among other topics she discussed, Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, paid tribute to several industry members who passed away during the year at the Annual General Meeting during the 2014 Winter Conference in San Francisco.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, has kept attendees busy this week, . Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association updates and much more. A number of other associations were represented during the afternoon [...]

IGMA Opens with Hot Topics at Winter Meeting

Mar 4th, 2014

For the first day of the conference, attendees gathered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee meetings.

The 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially kicked off today with committee meetings at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco through Friday. Today’s meeting focused on the Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee. To start the morning, the [...]

IGMA Announces 2014 Annual Conference Dates

Oct 18th, 2013

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has announced that its 2014 Annual Conference and Insulating Glass Educational Seminar will be held March 4-7, 2014, at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. The combined event will feature informative lunch presentations on several industry technical issues, networking sessions, meetings of several IGMA committees and more. [...]

Erdman and IGis Partner to Form Vertical Commercial IG Line

Sep 9th, 2013

Erdman Automation Corp.  (EAC) and IGis Co. Ltd have announced their partnership as part of the insulating glass (IG) market. On September 3, Anatoli Glass and Mirror (AGM), in Winnipeg, Manitoba, purchased the first IGis North American line from EAC. It will be delivered in four months. “We looked at all the players in the market [...]