Volume 27, Issue 5- September/October 2013
Glass Here, There and Everywhere
From Energy Efficiency to Fire-Resistant Glass and Beyond, Show Exhibitors Will Feature a Wide Variety of New Glazing Technologies
Companies from all over will descend upon Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center from September 10-12 to showcase the latest innovations in glass and fenestration products in North America. Those on hand will feature a wide range of products for interior and exterior glazing elements, including glass, curtainwall, components and more. The following pages provide just a sampling of what you can expect to find at this year’s event.
The company is also celebrating its 10-year anniversary of commercial installations. www.sageglass.com
Solarban 67 is a solar control, low-E glass with what the company calls a soft, imperceptible neutral coating that gives buildings a crisp, clean and clear exterior appearance along with solar control performance. It also has a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with conventional clear glass, Solarban 67 glass has visible light transmittance (VLT) of 54 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient of (SHGC) 0.29.
The PPG Glass eView enables users to construct on-screen, virtual double- and triple-glazed IGUs to their desired performance and aesthetic specifications, and then to view them in a variety of room and outdoor settings. The IGUs can be manipulated in three dimensions so visitors can see their color, thickness, light transmittance and interior and exterior reflectivity as well as compare performance data. www.ppgideascapes.com
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AGC Solarshield is a tinted float glass that offers solar protection and design appeal. Pyrolytic coated Stopsol glass offers both aesthetics and energy saving characteristics, according to the company, and Pyrosafe allows for the added security of fire-rated glass. Krystal Interiors includes decorative glass solutions designed to enhance any space. www.us.agc.com
Check Out the New SunGuard
The company will offer a look at its upcoming SunGuard SNX 51/23, a new triple silver product that will be added to the SunGuard product portfolio. SunGuard SNX 51/23 offers a combination of medium light transmission, low solar heat gain and low reflectivity for commercial applications. This product was developed to meet stringent energy codes by delivering a SHGC of less than 0.25 without sacrificing appearance, according to the company, which adds that SNX 51/23 has a more neutral, blue reflected color when compared to similar glazings.
Guardian will also showcase its support tools, including its web-based BIM generator, performance calculator, redesigned sunguardglass.com and enhanced mobile app.
Guardian InGlass, an interior glass portfolio for designers, showcases proprietary products including Guardian ShowerGuard, Guardian DiamondGuard high endurance glass and the company’s exclusive Berman Glass editions patterned glass products. Õ www.guardian.com
Integral blinds offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional privacy curtains and observation viewing. The company says this product is a cost effective solution that accommodates both existing and new commercial glazing and retrofit applications and that the UL fire-rated system meets the fire protection standards required by most institutions and building codes throughout the world.
The Keralite Ultra Screen is thin and light, and can be combined with integral blinds for fire ratings up to three hours, according to the company. It accommodates the industry standard for retrofits and new construction. \
According to the company, the Contraflam screen combines fire requirements and integral blind function, allowing for design freedom and versatility. Contraflam Ultimax fire-resistant safety glass combines Contraflam fire-resistance with security glass, offering protection against forced entry and the clear vision of the glass solution. A polycarbonate-glass-laminate can also be added, creating built-in forced-entry protection. www.vetrotech.com
At the heart of the ClearShield Eco-System is the Ritec ClearShield® with recent product improvements that the company says make it stronger and more durable, though the core technology, including the unique polymeric resin of ClearShield®, has not changed for more than 30 years.
Ritec ClearShield is now a component of a glazing system with a three-way guarantee covering performance, added value and profit; ‘super-green’ performance; and multi-functional protection for all types of glass—interior and exterior, new and old, according to the company. www.clearshieldonline.com
Designed for spray application to aluminum, Ceram-A-Star E is a new solution that meets American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2604 specifications, according to the company. It is designed for the high-end residential, storefront and monumental interiors market, and is said to offer a lower-cost alternative to 50 percent PVDF and super durable polyester powders. It offers high quality, consistent color control and options, chemical-resistance and field repairability, compared to anodized solutions, according to the company. www.akzonobel.com/ccna
In addition, Quanex will feature the four new edge-seal products that are a result of the company’s collaboration with Bostik: the Edgetherm 3500 single-part butyl rubber-based sealant, Edgetherm 3400 hot-applied desiccant, Edgetherm 3100 and 3000 one-component hot-melt butyl sealants. www.quanex.com
The product is available in a range of thicknesses, which the company says provide durability from processing and transportation to installation as well as for the homeowner. The heft of MLA also masks joints and other imperfections in the substrates and allows manufactures to reduce cost by using MDF or finger jointed products instead of solid wood.
The performance and stability of MLA comes from its formulation, which includes special pigments, UV and heat stabilizers and impact modifiers, according to the company. MLA seals the product and prevents moisture penetration, requiring minimal maintenance or repainting.
The film is available in a variety of embossed surface finishes and provides scratch-resistance. After the film is applied, parts can be machined the same as raw wood for hardware or other processing, according to the company. www.renolit.com
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