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Silicone secrets: Alternatives to ceramic frit for spandrel

When and where to apply silicone opacifiers to spandrel glass


March 19, 2018
By Chris Fronsoe ICD High Performance Coatings RDH Building Science

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In this AIA-accredited presentation, Chris Fronsoe of ICD High Performance Coatings will discuss the use of silicone opacifiers in spandrel applications, educating attendees about the technological concept, application process and implications for surface performance, durability and esthetics.

The presentation will address strengths in a variety of applications including monolithic, insulating glass and IG with low-E. Attendees will also learn about relevant techniques for fabricating and assessing spandrel glass performance and look at comparisons with other opacifier technologies.

About the speaker
Chris Fronsoe is the Global Sales Manager of ICD High Performance Coatings and has held that role since early 2016. Fronsoe joined ICD in February of 2015 in a sales and marketing position. Fronsoe sits on several task groups within the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and is very active in the industry at large. Fronsoe has a BA in Business Management and Organizational leadership from George Fox University. Chris also holds many certifications in wine and spirits and is a nationally recognized sommelier.•

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