Posts Tagged ‘ insulating glass ’

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 [...]

Global Specialty Gases’ Bethlehem, Pa., Facility in Full Operation

Sep 5th, 2013

Global Specialty Gases, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, has completed its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa. Domestic and international customers have received shipments since the plants opening in early August. The company says the facility, which is Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is [...]

Vista Window Acquires Caliber Glass’ IG Assets

Mar 19th, 2013

Warren, Ohio-based Vista Window Co. LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire the insulating glass (IG) assets and process capabilities of Caliber Glass LLC in Solon, Ohio. Caliber Glass was founded by 30-year industry veteran Mike McHugh. According to a release from Vista, McHugh participated in the founding of IG fabricator Edge Seal Technologies [...]

Wagner Presents Potential Solution for Global IG Standards

Feb 5th, 2013

Dr. Werner Wagner of Sika Services AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland, presented his findings on “European Gas Loss Testing and Related Benefits” at today’s sessions for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. Most notably in his presentation, Wagner posed the question of how to reach an international standard for insulating [...]

2013 IGMA Annual Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

Feb 5th, 2013

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While much of the world’s collective sights were set on New Orleans Sunday for the Super Bowl, insulating glass manufacturers and their suppliers looked toward the Big Easy a day later, as the 2013 Insulating Glass Manufacturers’ Alliance (IGMA’s) annual conference began there today. The five-day event is being held at the Crown Plaza Astor [...]

IG Market Worldwide: Up or Down?

Oct 25th, 2012

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Does insulating glass (IG) production remain strong around the world? The logical place to ask this question is at glasstec in Dusseldorf. After all, Lisec, the Austrian IG machinery supplier, has the largest booth at glasstec this year. So is this a sign that the segment is strong? Manfred Lesiak, the company’s marketing and event [...]

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 [...]

Embrace Change -Be Quick on Your Feet

Jun 26th, 2012

During my recent travels I was with one of my customers and we were evaluating a new fabrication method. We went through the method in detail and then decided to test it in his actual manufacturing process. As I observed the IG fabrication method, I noticed that the new process was not being followed, and [...]