Posts Tagged ‘ insulating glass ’

Despite the Circumstances, Spring Meeting Highlights Optimism

Apr 4th, 2021

It’s exciting times for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). As we closed the month of March with a successful Spring Committee Meeting, we heard about innovative, long-term technological progress for fenestration and short-term anticipation, as the U.S. economy begins to normalize after the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to carrying out committee business, our virtual […]

Hurricane Window Performance and IG Workshop is a Focus at Recent Conference

Oct 9th, 2019

Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) presented at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference on the effect hurricanes have on insulating glass (IG) unit performance, as well as how to wash and cut glass and how to conduct a frost point test. IGMA technical consultant Bill Lingnell led the presentation […]

How to Invent Anything!

Jan 10th, 2017

“The Inventor looks upon the world and is not content with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world, he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of Invention posses him,seeking materialization” — Alexander Graham Bell Every mechanical or electronic device you use every day is […]

California Company Aims to Take BiPV to Next Level

Oct 20th, 2016

Transparency may be the most important characteristic of a window. So when a technology is being introduced to the glass and glazing industry, it’s important for those developing it to keep in mind that it is still first and foremost a window. A group of engineers based in Santa Barbara, Calif., has taken that to […]

IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

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

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 “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, […]

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