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Top Glass Preview 2022

Here are some of the leading products you’ll see on the floor at Canada’s architectural glass event.

March 16, 2022  By Glass Canada Staff

Wired glass replacement
Glassopolis Specialty Glass will be exhibiting a range of specialty and fire-rated glass products. This year, in response to the many questions about the brand new changes to building codes banning wired glass, they will be showcasing Protect3 safety glass, which is a UL-certified product that replaces traditional wired glass and meets all new building codes and standards. It is both UL-certified for fire (up to 90 minutes) and is impact-safe to CAN/CGSB 12.1-2017 and ANSI Z97.1. It is by far the lowest cost, fully compliant fire-rated glass available in Canada and is the perfect alternative to traditional wired glass. Each piece comes with a UL mark on it, which is required under the building codes, that allows inspectors to verify what it is and that it meets the code. When it comes to fire-rated glass, “if it’s not labelled, it’s not legal.” Protect3 is available pre-cut from Glassopolis or in case quantities for local UL-certified processing. It’s the best way to glaze fire doors and protected openings. Glassopolis also offers the premium fire-rated glass, Schott Pyran Platinum, along with XRay shielding glass, security glass and Robax woodstove glass. Located in Toronto for fast pick up or delivery across Canada. 

Fast changeover
The AS 262 GA can produce thermal break profile with a very fast changeover. This fully CNC machine has eight sets of disks for producing thermal break profile. For the last 10 years, the Starlight Sales Corp sales team has proudly represented the renowned and reliable Oemme brand. Oemme is an Italian company that has been manufacturing punches and machines for working and assembling light alloy systems since 1978. Thanks to a steady growth of the production cycle Oemme has achieved complete control of all transformation phases from raw materials to the finished product and nowadays can offer very high quality standard and reliability. Oemme put huge resources into research and technology innovation and has always pursued the aim to produce machines up to the actual customers’ demands.

Certify your quality
NACC is an award-winning, ANSI-accredited, third-party credential that provides a baseline for competency, business practices, and industry-accepted guidelines for glazing. The program recognizes architectural glass and metal contractors that consistently demonstrate quality and safety excellence. NACC was developed by a balanced cross-section of glaziers; glazing contractors; industry manufacturers and suppliers; architects; spec writers; consultants; and general contractors. NACC is administered by an independent third-party organization and certifying body, Administrative Management Systems, and sponsored by the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council, a not-for-profit, public benefit organization. NACC offers proof that a contractor has processes and procedures in place to consistently meet high standards. Certification reduces risk by minimizing errors, improving documentation and establishing standards for business and glazing. Certified contractors report improved and better-controlled processes, reduced waste, fewer mistakes, lower costs, additional opportunities for training and more engaged staff as a result of organization-wide direction and communication. Certification allows glazing contractors to demonstrate – through an independent, ANSI-accredited third party and documented evidence – that they have taken the right steps to deliver the best possible quality and safety to their clients. The NACC program offers resources and workshops for glazing contractors to enhance their organization’s processes and systems for glazing. NACC was awarded the International Risk Management Institute’s 2020 Gary E. Bird Horizon Award for construction risk management. NACC ensures contractors have processes and procedures in place to consistently meet high standards. Certification reduces risk by minimizing errors, improving documentation and establishing standards for business and glazing. NACC means improved job sites and safety, minimized subcontractor defaults, and fewer construction claims. NACC can help make your business more successful while supporting a stronger design and construction industry.

Find solutions
With our new Solution Finder app, we offer an ideal addition to our existing apps and valuable recommendations for laminated glass for your upcoming projects. After a few inquiries about general conditions, the Solution Finder app gives the best recommendations to select the appropriate interlayer for your project by using Trosifol, PVB or SentryGlas products.


Guided testing
Element offers a comprehensive suite of fenestration and building envelope testing services, including acoustic, thermal, air, water, and structural testing, as well as platform support. It can help clients test products through the design phase for air leakage resistance, water penetration resistance, structural performance, and thermal properties. Navigating through accreditations and standards can be difficult, Element’s technical experts provide consultative guidance throughout this process. When support is needed on-site, Element can come to the location. With field performance evaluation services of the building envelope during the construction phase, Element can assure the client that variations in the manufacturing process, site condition and installation meet the prescribed performance requirements. Through advanced mobile equipment, Element can evaluate the performance properties when subjected to design conditions, ensuring the optimal performance of the building. Finally, we understand that anyone can experience failures. Element can help clients determine the root cause of a building envelope failure through on-site and laboratory failure analysis services. 

Screen made to suit
Screenco Manufacturing has a long history of being a proud supplier to the window and door industry, providing quality rollformed products. It’s product lines include various shapes in steel reinforcement channel as well as the capability to produce customized aluminum or steel profiles to meet all needs. A complete line of rollformed window screen bar and patio screen bar is available along with complimenting accessories. Screenco can also fabricate window screens and patio door screens on to specification. As well, Screenco offers a wide variety of grille bar and accessories to compliment any window.

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