Edgetech's Technical Director to Present at GPD 2007

Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, will deliver a presentation titled "Protecting Exterior Fenestration and Glazing Surfaces with Applied Coatings" at Glass Processing Days (GPD) 2007 in Tampere, Finland, June 15 - 18. Rogers will discuss the construction debris problem, methods for reducing damage to the fenestration/glazing system and a case study on the subject.

"The construction process results in a variety of materials being inadvertently splashed, spattered and sprayed on the system," Rogers said. "Once construction is complete, all debris must be removed through a once arduous process, requiring harsh chemicals, brushes and razor scrapers. Today, we have found that the key to easy dirt and debris removal is protecting surfaces from the beginning with a pre-applied film barrier or coating."

Rogers will discuss the various protection methods for exterior fenestration and glazing system surfaces and evidence about the effectiveness of each.

"Bringing the true scope of this growing problem to light will enable the industry to better plan for and prevent costly damage," Rogers added.

Rogers is Edgetech's technical director. With more than 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry, he has five patents on products and has been actively involved with and has chaired task groups and committees for various industry associations.

Glass Processing Days is a biannual conference held for the global glass industry to focus on advancements in the field. The Tenth GPD conference is scheduled for June 15 - 18, 2007 in Tampere, Finland. For more information, visit www.gpd.fi or www.edgetechig.com.

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