Glass
Jan. 26, 2016 - Viracon has announced that it is expanding its flagship manufacturing facility in Owatonna, MN, USA. The expansion will add over 360,000 square feet to the existing site footprint of 1.2 million square feet. The facility addition will house the latest glass manufacturing technology and fabrication equipment to increase Viracon’s maximum finished product size capability. Through this addition of larger glass capabilities, to its already broad offering of fabrication capabilities, Viracon is strengthening its competitive position as a world-class manufacturer of architectural glass for the commercial building market.
Sept. 1, 2015 - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is known for many architectural firsts. One of the least celebrated may be the architect’s use of WHITEWATER glass, which incorporated a proprietary low-iron formulation developed by PPG Industries in the 1930s to make glass clearer and more transparent.
Aug. 31, 2015 - Faour Glass Technologies, a fabricator of custom architectural glass and glazing systems for the high-end residential and commercial markets, has announced the official launch of their newly developed website, www.faourglass.com. The new site targets and engages architects, designers, owners and industry professionals who are looking for one-of-a-kind glass solutions for virtually any application. The site offers rich graphics showcasing the company’s capabilities and beautiful work with glass and is fully optimized for PC’s, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
July 16, 2015 - AGC has introduced new Matelac T, a toughenable painted glass with a satin finish, to its growing range of decorative glass products.
June 12, 2015 - Pilkington Architectural Glass North America business has launched My Pilkington, an innovative online order entry, inventory review and tracking system for its customers.
April 30, 2015 - Kane Innovations has unveiled a group of K-12 school entrance security screen products through their Kane Security brand. The security screens deter and resist aggressive, forcible entry attacks when mounted to the interior or exterior of front doors and glass sidelights at primary and secondary schools.
April 24, 2015 - PPG Industries will debut SOLARBAN 90 glass at the 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Atlanta, May 14-16. It will also feature award-winning Solarban z75 glass and Solarban 72 STARPHIRE glass.
Jan. 19, 2015 - Guardian Industries Corp. has announced that the company is now offering Health Product Declaration (HPD) information for its flat glass and coated glass products.
The newest edition to PPG’s collection of performance tinted glasses, Optigray glass is an ultra-neutral, warm-light-grey glass designed to maximize light transmittance and clarity.
June 25, 2014 - PPG Industries is commemorating the 50th anniversary of SOLARBAN glass, a product line that was launched in 1964 under a name that continues to serve as the flagship brand for one of the most advanced lines of solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses.
June 12, 2014 - Guardian now offers SunGuard Spandrel HT, a new glass product designed for building façade spandrel applications that benefits both architects and fabricators.
Feb. 7, 2014 - Thanks to on-going research and development efforts glass products can take on ever new functions. Even today, glass panes can be transformed at the press of a button, upscaled to radiant media glazing or – in wafer-thin versions – be used as high-performance displays.
Pilkington Optitherm S1 Plus is the latest in its low-E range offering ultra-low emissivity and achieving a U-value of only 1.0 W/m2K when incorporated in a double glazed insulating glass unit.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Pilkington's product line now compatible with BIM software Pilkington Building Products North America now offers its full product line, including 77 pyrolytic and uncoated glass products, compatible with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
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