N e w P r o d u c t F o c u s
Fire and Nice.
Window And Door
Ghost Mirror by Pulp Studio is a laminated mirror product that
allows light transmission and double-sided viewing in the installation.
The glass is ideal for hospitality, retail or any interior environment
where both reflectivity and visibility through the glass are important.
For the most efﬁcient,
aluminum vision doors,
windows and glazed wall
systems, look to Aluﬂam.
Built with anchoring holes,
gaskets and glazing tapes
pre-installed, our selection
comes pre-assembled and
prepared for installation.
With a virtually limitless
portfolio that includes true
extruded aluminum vision
doors, windows and glazed
walls ﬁre-rated for up to
A Clear View
To enhance architectural design possibilities, Technical Glass Products
(TGP) introduced Fireframes ClearView, a butt-glazed, fire-rated framing
system. According to the company, it eliminates the need for colored
internal spacers or vertical mullions between adjoining pieces of glass.
With a 5-mm vertical butt-joint and available in nearly 10-foot heights,
the system allows design professionals to create extensive fire-rated glazed
walls with nearly colorless transitions between glass panels for greater
transparency through hallways in commercial buildings.
The system incorporates butt-glazed Pilkington Pyrostop, a low-
iron, fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glass, with a heat-resistive perimeter frame.
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A Wide Range of Options
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) now offers Solarban
0 solar control, low-E glass on a wide array of performance-tinted
glasses, including Atlantica, Azuria, Pacifica, Solarblue, Solarbronse,
Solargray and Solexia glasses. It was previously only available on clear,
Starphire Ultra-Clear, Optiblue and Optigray glasses.
Solarban 90, uses proprietary coating technology to deliver robust
solar control and high visible light transmittance (VLT) on clear glass,
while providing the color neutrality needed to harmonize with a wide range of perfor-
In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit with clear glass, Solarban 90 has a solar-heat-
gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, which is a 15 percent improvement over Solarban 70XL
glass. When coated on performance-tinted glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass such as
blue-tinted Pacifica or Solargray, Solarban 90 glass can achieve SHGCs of as low as 0.17
in a 1-inch IGU, according to the company.
Aviprotek Products Pass the Test
Walker Textures has released results of tests performed by the
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) on three Aviprotek patterned
acid-etched glass products.
The three standard patterns when used on the outside surface of the
glass have effective threat factors which contribute to collision avoid-
ance on buildings 70 to 77 percent of the time. Based on these results,
patterns 211, 213 and 214 are deemed effective by ABC. Full-surface
acid-etched glass is also an effective bird-friendly solution with a threat
factor of five when used on position 1 and of 25 on position 2.
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