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Apr. 26, 2018 - Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it is a contributing sponsor to restoration of the historic Tropical Rainforest exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, and that it will supply 19,600 square-feet of Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, featuring AviProTek bird-friendly Velour acid-etched finish by Walker Glass, to the $1.2 million project.
Apr. 24, 2018 - Walker Glass Company Ltd. is pleased to announce the promotion of Danik Dancause to the position of Manager, Marketing Operations.
Scratched glass is a major issue, especially on high value, heavy fabricated or hard-to-acquire materials. Jobsite damage from other trades can also be a major issue for the glazier.
Jan. 16, 2018 - AGC Glass Europe is launching Stratobel Colour - A new range of coloured laminated glass products combining trendy looks with safety.
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.
With an industry-wide focus on budgets and operating costs, not to mention more stringent building codes and LEED rating on the horizon OmniGlass SCT (OG) has the answer for you. Manufacturing custom curtain wall components from pultruded fiberglass all OG curtain wall components are ultra strong, thermally efficient, easy to install. Available in infinite design options and paintable in any color (to AAMA 615 standards) the warmth of the fiberglass frame cannot be beat. Fiberglass is much less conducive to allowing cold temperatures to pass through the frame, thus helping to prevent condensation and loss of heat.
Mar. 20, 2018 -  Solar Innovations Architectural Glazing Systems recently launched its new Conservatory Planning website at Conservatory.Planning.Solar, a new tool that will walk users through the planning process of a conservatory build.
Feb. 2, 2018 -  C.R. Laurence is making progress on multiple facility expansions at its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
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.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Glaston has closed a deal for a RC Series flat tempering line for processing extra long glasses up to 12 meters, to Novavetro located in San Severino Marche, Italy. The order is booked in Glaston’s Q2/2018 order book and is part of Glaston second-quarter expected order intake. The furnace will be delivered to Italy towards the end of 2018.
Mar. 21, 2018 - Stürtz Machinery Inc. has announced the promotion of Michael Thomas to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mike earned his BS in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting, from Baldwin Wallace College. He is a licensed CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mike has headed up SMI’s accounting and administration groups since 1997.
Feb. 13, 2018 -  HHH Tempering Resources (HHH), and glass edging and polishing equipment provider, Hiseng, are anticipating 2018’s glass fabrication needs with a new product partnership.
Lift it, tilt it and store is safely with these innovative handling solutions.
Feb. 2, 2018 - OROShazaGLAS Kft. is a flat glass processor in 100 % Hungarian property, which is on a growth course. Located 20 kilometers away from the Rumanian border, approximately 170 employees process high-class flat glass to unique end products. In addition, the company has a technical office and an assembly team in Budapest. Founded in 1995 (roots are going back to 1974), the company generates a yearly turnover of 12 million Euros. 70% of the products are exported.
Jan. 18, 2018 - LiSEC set itself the target of developing the most efficient cutting table for flat glass. The result speaks for itself: The brand new high-performance machine in the new LiSEC design with the name SprintCut cuts flat glass automatically and quickly thanks to the state-of-the-art motive power engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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