Innovations
Nov. 17, 2014 - Four months after being unveiled at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, the ViraconGlass iPad app is now available as a web app on the Viracon website. Architects and designers can use the app on their personal computers or any operating system, thanks to its browser-based functionality.
Emerging less than two decades ago, digital ceramic printing on glass is a relatively new technology that uses ceramic inks to apply imagery, a pattern or text to the surface of flat glass.
Sept. 30, 2014 - PPG Industries has posted a new video about the benefits of designing with reflective glass in the PPG Glass Education Center, a comprehensive website that helps architects, specifiers, students and construction industry professionals learn more about designing, specifying and building with glass.
Aug. 14, 2014 - Cities are eating up an increasing amount of heat and electricity. In order to reduce this consumption, buildings have to become increasingly efficient and integrate more renewable energies. New, printable photovoltaic semi-conductors could help to boost this trend. They enable solar films and modules to be produced, which transform windows or façades into electric power generators. A new market is being created for the manufacturers of solar glass and modules.
Rollforming is a process normally associated with fast mass production of relatively simple, linear shapes in metal.
Nothing insulates like nothing. That is the simple principle behind vacuum insulating glass, an idea that has tantalized building engineers for a century.
Glass is popular in many areas. It’s beautiful, versatile, and is the go-to material of choice where transparency is concerned. However, one disadvantage of glass is that it can be difficult to decorate.
Feb. 25, 2010 – Glass is popular in many areas. It’s beautiful, versatile, and is the go-to material of choice where transparency is concerned. However, one disadvantage of glass is that it can be difficult to decorate.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Glass printing comes of age Glass is popular in many areas. It’s beautiful, versatile, and is the go-to material of choice where transparency is concerned. However, one disadvantage of glass is that it can be difficult to decorate.
Advanced coatings are right on target. Over the last 30 years, the glass industry has increasingly introduced advanced coating technologies to achieve value-added products for improved esthetics and performance.
A technological advancement that allows digital images to be applied to laminated glass is making quite an expression on the Canadian market.
Nano-technology is a technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications.
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