Technology

July 17, 2019 - Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has announced that Nathan McKenna has been appointed as segment marketing manager.
May 30, 2019 -  Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has announced that Bradley P. Boone has been appointed director, OEM (original equipment manufacturers) segment, for residential glass and specialty glass markets.
Glass dominates the built environment and its quality and consistency can be an esthetic benefit or detriment. Building codes are stepping up the requirements for energy efficiency and for honest accounting of enclosure performance.
May 2, 2019 - EVERLAM has announced the reorganisation of its management team and the appointment of Albrecht Luick as new CEO, and of Marc Slock as Business Development and Technical Service Manager, a new position in the company.
April 22, 2019 - Architects and designers seeking high performance, aesthetically pleasing glass products, while honoring a commitment to preserving the planet, will find the right solutions at the Guardian Glass booth at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Las Vegas June 6-8.
April 17, 2019 - Inspired by nanotextures in nature, Edgehog utilizes recent advances in material science to allow for enhanced light transmission in optics, electronic displays, solar panels and more.
July 11, 2019 - Technoform's global team of associates are celebrating the company's 50th year in business.
April 15, 2019 -  GRECO Aluminum Railings is pleased to announce that it has acquired Petersen Metals, a regional specialty manufacturer and installer of architectural metal products, headquartered in Hudson, FL. Petersen brings over 30 years of manufacturing experience in high quality stainless steel, fabricated aluminum, mild steel railing assemblies, and other custom architectural building components.
Mar. 25, 2019 - In 2013, way back when GlasCurtain had only one curtain wall system based on a single profile design, hardly anyone asked: "Is "GlasCurtain" the name of the company or the product ?" It just wasn't a big deal! Back then, there was hardly any room for confusion between our product line and the name of our company - it was straightforward. It was either GlasCurtain or it wasn't!
Oct. 26, 2018 -  Kawneer Company introduces the AA3200M Thermal Sliding Door. Built on the foundation of the high-performance AA3200 Thermal Sliding Doors, the new AA3200M Thermal Sliding Door is ideal for architects, contractors, and developers looking to deliver performance, protection and productivity to both buildings and occupants.
A look at what’s new in curtainwall, store front and other glazed building facade components.
Sept. 6, 2018 - C.R. Laurence has announced the release of its new Entice Panic Device by Blumcraft (a division of C.R. Laurence). The product will premiere in the C.R. Laurence booth at this year’s GlassBuild Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aug. 7, 2019 - Salem is excited to announce the U.S. branch of Bovone will open in 2020 close to Salem’s headquarters in NC. The expansion to the US of the Italian company will streamline exchanges between the glass fabrication machinery manufacturer, Bovone and its distributor-partner, Salem. Within the product lifecycle management process, this move will make it easier and faster to integrate data for robotics, prepare and install machinery, and service customers in the entire North American market.
July 18, 2019 -  INT Machinery Inc. was established in 2016 by Luca Tosetti and Emin Osun, who between them have over 30 years experience in the industrial equipment industry.
July 17, 2019 - Salem Distributing Company, Inc. has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources, Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider.
July 15, 2019 - The Glaston Group has appointed Mr Michael Schmidt as Vice President Sales and Marketing for North America.
June 12, 2019 - GED Integrated Solutions has acquired Elite Manufacturing Solutions. GED prides itself on controlling the complete build of our products from basic parts to final assembly. This total build strategy is a core practice and competitive differentiator. With this acquisition, GED adds machining capacity, manufacturing engineering support and operations leadership expertise. GED’s goal is to continue to reduce lead times for our customers while providing exceptional quality products.
June 3, 2019 - Glaston and Burghard Schneider have together agreed that Mr Schneider will leave the Group on May 27, 2019. Burghard Schneider has been responsible for the Bystronic glass business since 2014 and member of Glaston Group's Executive Management Group (EMG) as of 1 April 2019. Dietmar Walz, former Chief Sales Officer at Bystronic glass, will assume the position as President for the Bystronic glass business and member of the EMG.
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Oct. 18, 2018 - As the fruit of a joint development agreement between AGC and Panasonic, AGC Glass Europe is to invest in production of vacuum glazing at its plant in Lodelinsart (Belgium), a technology that offers very high energy performance. Production is due to start in March 2019, with the products mainly going to the construction industry. 
I was born and raised here in Canada and there are many things about our country that I’m extremely proud of. But I must admit whenever I hear someone refer to the United States’ Declaration of Independence, part of me wishes that this document was in our history and not theirs. Namely the second paragraph, which states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
As our industry kicks in to gear for another construction season, it’s a good time to look at a few best practices and common failures. First, let’s start with some background before discussing a recent project example.
Oct. 11, 2017 - Vitro Architectural Glass announced that it has hired William Davis as productivity manager and technical services engineer in support of the company’s Intercept stainless steel spacer system technology.
June 15, 2017 - Sparklike Oy has launched their new web pages under the familiar domain: www.sparklike.com. According to Sparklike Oy, who is the world’s first and only developer and manufacturer of non-destructive insulating gas fill analyzers, the goal for the updated web pages was to offer even easier access to product information regarding the new devices and services within the Sparklike Laser product line™. Also, to further demonstrate the look and feel of the devices, Sparklike has added new high quality videos on their web page.
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Mar. 10, 2016 - ​​​Fonon Corporation has introduced its Bulk-To-Shape technology, an umbrella of 3D printing technologies representing a transformational approach to industrial, application-specific metal additive manufacturing. The new technology enables manufacturers to reliably integrate 3D metal printing into full production environments, and demonstrates a potentially disruptive key shift in industrial manufacturing.
Feb. 25, 2016 - CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec.
Aug. 11, 2015 - CRL-U.S. Aluminum is making it easier for the A & D community to incorporate its glazing systems into their Autodesk Revit or AutoCAD building models. Using the Autodesk Seek platform, they can now download CRL-U.S. Aluminum Building Information Modeling (BIM) files, giving them the ability to work faster and with more confidence. Because BIM files give detailed digital representations of the company's glazing systems, CRL aims to create a reliable resource for making key product decisions.
INVIEW labs has announced the availability of UNIFI 1.6, the only cloud-based BIM content management platform. This revolutionary platform has transformed how architectural and engineering firms approach BIM content distribution. Tailored specifically around the building design software Autodesk Revit, UNIFI is built to accommodate user workflows and streamline global access to design content.
June 3, 2015 - Architects, designers, and contractors can now download Viracon’s updated glass product files for the Autodesk Revit building design software. Viracon is pleased to announce its updates, along with a new video that showcases the benefits of utilizing the updated files as a component in the glass selection and specification process.
Aug. 8, 2019 -  Madico, Inc. has announced the acquisition of its two Canadian distributors, Courage Distributing, Inc. and Window Film Systems and the formation of a new entity, Madico Canada. The company will operate both former Courage distribution locations in Oakville, Ontario, and Richmond, British Columbia, to serve the market.
As glass gets larger and architects get more creative, new technology in interlayer and laminating is helping us to meet the challenge
The NHL season is in full swing, temperatures are falling and Canadians are getting ready for winter. At the same time, building owners are considering what projects may need to be completed in 2019 and preparing budgets accordingly.
July 3, 2018 - EVERLAM has announced the opening of its new Center of Competence located in Mechelen, Belgium. 
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.
Dec. 12, 2017 - EVERLAM has announced the launch of EVERLAM SUPER TOUGH, its new stiff PVB solution and a key addition to its portfolio of quality products and services.

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