Volume 48, Issue 1 - January 2013
The six-page booklet illustrates how the company’s proprietary
titanium dioxide (TiO2) coating on SunClean glass causes it to become
photocatalytic and hydrophilic after activation by sunlight. Photocatalysis
enables the coating to slowly decompose organic material, while hydrophilicity
causes rainwater to sheet when it strikes the surface of the glass, rinsing
away loosened organic material. The glass also dries quickly to minimize
spotting and streaking.
New GIBs Out of the Shell
The first new GIB, Coastal Glazing and the Turtle Codes, discusses the coastal issue of turtle hatchlings mistakenly heading to the bright lights on shore instead of out to the ocean. The GIB walks through the Florida building codes on the issue and discusses the positive benefit tinted, low-E and reflective coated glass may have in solving the issue by meeting the turtle code requirement of visible light transmittance (VLT) of 45 percent or less in new construction.
The second new GIB, Physical and Mechanical Properties of Typical Soda Lime Float Glass, gives detailed technical information on the strength and other properties of this specific type of glass.
In addition to the two new GIBs, GANA released an updated
version of The Importance of Fabrication Prior to Heat-Treatment, a GIB
it originally published in 2007.
According to the company, the Ledpod diminishes glare with
either its asymmetric or symmetrical distribution without the need to
tilt the handrail. It is also ideal for curved railings.
Standard features include: glass racks with full-length,
vertical and horizontal padding on both sides of the body; removable wheel
skirts for access to rear wheels; a fully-usable 5-inch ledge with multiple
pole settings; T6-adjust-a-poles; all LED lighting; rear double-doors
and a step bumper and stirrup steps to access the roomy interior with
a slip-resistant floor. Additional options include: a self-storing walk
ramp; interior racks; sign panels; a lockable storage space between inner
and outer racks; E-track and T6-Super-Poles.
Mechanical connections to the wall or a ceiling can help
improve overall strength and safety in many installations while reducing
the per-square-foot weight of the glass. Without the clip, the laminated
sheet can also be directly glued. In addition, the honeycomb adds rigidity
to glass panels as thin as ¼-inch. The new technique can also be used
on any thickness of opaque sheet glass.