Technology

Jan. 4, 2018 - Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) new Fireframes TimberLine Series fire-rated frames won two architecture industry awards since their introduction in April. Heralded for its ability to combine the look of wood with fire resistance, the groundbreaking product secured accolades as an Architectural Products magazine “Product Innovation Award” winner and as a Building Design +Construction “Top 101 Product of the Year,” in the Glass and Glazing category.
AGC Asahi Glass and Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio smart-tinting glass, have announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market.
Nov. 24, 2017 - On November 3rd, AGC Flat Glass Italia officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo. After a cold repair process of three months and an investment of around 25 million euros, the new float presents high-end technologies that will enhance the plant's productivity and its environmental impact in addition to improving the performance of the existing product ranges produced in Cuneo. The opening ceremony was attended by the AGC Group President and CEO, Takuya Shimamura, the Regional President - Building & Industrial Glass Europe, Philippe Bastien, representatives of the local authorities and the press.
Nov. 23, 2017 -  Vitro Architectural Glass has announced that its Fresno, California, float glass manufacturing plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Nov. 9, 2017 -  Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has announced that it has published “Glass Design Guidelines,” a pocket-size resource that architects can review with colleagues, engineers, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals when drafting or reviewing glass specifications for building projects.
Aug. 9, 2017 -  Guardian’s newest jumbo coater, under construction at its Carleton, Michigan glass manufacturing complex, is a major milestone in a long history of oversized glass production from the company that delivers solutions to architects and fabricators around the world.
Dec. 12, 2017 -  Apex Aluminum Extrusions is proud to welcome its newest team member, Ken Rowson in the role of Director of Sales for their Apex Facade Systems division. He will responsible for developing sales strategies, assisting in product design and leading all sales efforts for Apex’s architectural glazing system.
Sept. 25, 2017 -  Technoform Bautec introduces low-conductivity, polyamide pressure plate options to improve thermal performance in curtain wall systems, which contributes to achieving commercial buildings' energy-efficiency, wellness and sustainability goals.
Aug. 24, 2017 - CRL-U.S. Aluminum has announced the launch of its new Mojave Series Advanced Thermal Storefront and Entrance. The system will make its premiere at GlassBuild America this September in Atlanta, Georgia.
July 13, 2017 - Effective Monday, March 13th the new Alumicor facility is open at 24 Gloria McCluskey Avenue, Dartmouth, NS, B3B 2C2.
July 12, 2017 - Alumicor is happy to announce the addition of the combination Splice and T Anchor to the ThermaWall 2600 and VersaWall 2500 curtain wall systems.
April 19, 2017 - Mario Lemay came full circle as he returned to the field March 1st as Regional Sales Manager for the northern shore of Montreal up to Abitibi, serving architects and dealers. 
Nov. 14, 2017 -  LiSEC has revolutionized logistical handling of insulating glass units due to a sophisticated handling system. This logistics solution, which consists of a gantry crane facility (UTS-B) and a mobile unit buffer (MEB-B), improves quality, saves time, resources and money.
Nov. 6, 2017 -  With Biesse Group’s continued growth and investments in Intermac recently including acquisitions and joint ventures with Montresor and Movetro, and a continued commitment to the North American market, Jacqueline Liger has been hired as North American Marketing Manager for Intermac and Diamut.
Oct. 25, 2017 -  Biesse Group recently hosted a highly successful Fall Tech Tour in Italy for 16 North American Customers from nine companies.
Oct. 12, 2017 - Condat Corp. and Renite have reached the closing date of the agreement giving Condat possession of the Renite lubricant activity.
Sept. 27, 2017 - Intermac enjoyed a tremendous show at GlassBuild 2017 from Sept. 12-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, showcasing the latest version of the Master Series CNC work centers and both Genius RS-A and Genius CT-Red Cutting Table at Booth 2837. Among the exciting enhancements displayed for the NEW Master Series: greater tool change capacity offering up to 53 tool change positions (3-, 4- and 5-axis options) along with new safety door design and user friendly Windows 7 compatible software. Attendees had the chance to see the Master 33.3 in action as we drilled, cut and profiled glass samples. The Genius RS-A delivers extremely quick acceleration rates for more throughput. Intermac’s Genius range of cutting tables delivers precision, speed and high quality at an affordable price. Our entry level machines come standard with features normally only found on high-end machines: Windows Based Software for ease of use and interface to facility software; GCR – Low-E coating removal system (optional); Loading Tilt System for loa-ding heavy glass. The Genius CT-Red at GlassBuild had an automatic label printer and deposition system to automate the placing of plastic labels on glass. The plastic label and accompanying ink will withstand all water based processes such as inline edging and washing. The Genius CT-Red is a high-performance solution able to handle persona-lized machining operations and interface with pre- and post-cut automation systems. Featuring software that is pioneering in terms of its easy use and performance, the Genius CT-Red also comes equipped with a patented tool-holder magazine and top quality components. For more informationwww.intermac.com
SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror has announced it has teamed up with IGis and Ashton Industrial. Constantly looking to improve both the quality and variety of our products and services in our already robust portfolio, we will immediately begin offering these companies’ products – insulated glass lines and seaming/pre-tempering equipment, to our customers.
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.
Nov. 11, 2014 - Effective immediately, Azon will no longer produce the warm-edge spacer product Warm-Light for insulating glass.
Fenzi North America has added Fenzi Poliver Polyurethane to its list of IG sealants.
The Erdman 400 Series spacer applicator introduces a new level of automation to the insulating glass industry.
Fenzi North America has added to its product base with the addition of Fenzi Hotver 2000, a one-part hot-melt butyl specially formulated to give insulating glass units the best mechanical properties to last longer in the field.
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.
Sept. 17, 2014 - Metal fabrication and construction companies cut structural linear material on a regular basis. The majority of cutting operations are done in the most traditional manner when the cutting blade is perpendicular to the material with a 90-degree angle between the blade and the material itself.
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.
Nov. 16, 2017 -  Unelko Corporation, one of the leaders in the development of advanced surface coatings, is pleased to announce the launch of their New Invisible Shield PRO 15 Glass Coating and Microburst 2000 Application Machine.
Sept. 29, 2017 - Dymax Corporation has launched the BlueWave MX-250 - the next evolution in LED flood-curing systems, offering unique curing flexibility and expansion capabilities in a smaller unit. Designed with an extremely user-friendly touchscreen interface, this system offers higher, more consistent curing intensities covering a 50mm x 50mm active curing area to guarantee optimal cures for manufacturers.
Sept. 7, 2017 - H.B. Fuller Company has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a leading manufacturer of high-value specialty adhesives and sealants. This business consistently delivers industry-leading growth rates, EBITDA margins, and free cash flow that are expected to enhance H.B. Fuller’s position as a global leader in the adhesives industry.
Dec. 14, 2016 -  EVERLAM has commenced construction of its future international headquarters, located in Mechelen, where its head office, customer & technical service and R&D/innovation center will be located.
Dec. 14, 2016 - Described by Dezer Developments and the Porsche Design Group as ‘engineered luxury’, the $560 million Porsche Design Tower is a 57 storey ultra-luxury structure occupying 2.2 acres (8,900 m2 ) of beachfront land on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

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