Posts Tagged ‘ insulating glass ’

IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees gather for the general meeting breakfast Friday.

There’s no way to discuss the modern manufacture of building products and construction without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product […]

The Heat is On

Aug 26th, 2014

Now is the time of the year that we put the efficiency of our manufacturing operations to the true test. Orders are pouring in, and there are only so many hours in the day. One cannot afford to get too far behind and disappoint our customers, yet one also cannot afford to let quality slip […]

IGMA Early-Bird Registration Rates End Today

Jun 27th, 2014

Early-bird Registration for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference end today. The conference will be held August 5-8 at the Hilton Quebec in historic Quebec City. The event will feature several working meetings of the various IGMA Committees, as well as informative lunch presentations, valuable networking sessions and more. Registration is available […]

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 […]