On to Philadelphia…  
Glass Industry Looks to Ring a  
Bell with Architects at AIA 2016  
s the modern-day architects’ glass  
love affair with glass continues, Booth #4025 –  
the industry is making sure its Put Up Your Guard  
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presence is felt this year at the Ameri-  
Architects and designers looking for  
can Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Na- ways to combine energy efficiency with  
tional Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. their design inspiration will find two  
The show will take place May 19-21 new Guardian glass products at the  
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. show. The company will feature its Ul-  
Many exhibitors from the glass and traClear™ low-iron float glass as well as float glass, UltraClear is clear to the edge  
glazing industry will set up shop on the SatinDeco on ExtraClear.  
and presents views that are true to life.In  
show floor with their latest develop- According to information from the addition, SatinDeco on ExtraClear glass  
ments, including new technologies, company, the low-iron glass provides brings bright translucence to acid-etched  
glazing systems, daylighting solutions maximum clarity and a more neutral glass for interior applications.According  
and more. Here are some products at color compared to standard clear float to the company, its improved SatinDeco  
the show that you won’t want to miss.  
glass.Without the green tint of standard product offers higher light transmission,  
more uniform light diffusion and supe-  
rior color neutrality. It can also be fabri-  
cated for commercial exteriors.  
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Booth #4257 –  
Make a Selection  
AGC Glass Company will showcase a  
broad selection of flat glass and high-  
performance coated glass for commer-  
panels  
BoMoaptehs #Pa3n8els5w2ill-dRisp-lVayatlhureeeAofditds iendfill glazing products, including Mape-  
Shape. This panel creates a flush appearance with the exterior face of a fram-  
ing system while increasing its insulating value.  
The company will also showcase its Mapes-R+, an insulating infill panel that  
can be up to four inches thick and glazed into any standard pocket. According  
to the company, this can increase the R-value of the panel by up to 300 percent.  
Mapes will display its insulating spandrel glass panel as well.  
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components  
BoAmootnhg #th1e 7lat3es1t innoGvaotiionngs DDowowCo-rnning will highlight is its  
thin, high-performance insulation that helps increase thermal  
performance and address thermal bridging problems in new or  
existing buildings.  
The company’s HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket is a  
flexible insulation material that uses silicon-based aerogel  
technology. According to the company, it is ideal for insulating  
tough connection points in building envelopes, such as where  
glazing systems meet cavity walls, where below-grade systems  
meet above-grade systems and where parapets meet roofs.  
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cial,interior and residential applications. sign includes quality PIB application, a  
The emphasis,however,will be on the structural acrylic adhesive minimizing  
Energy Select range of low-E glass for PIB migration and two-part silicone.Ac-  
commercial buildings, including the cording to JEB, the 3Seal spacer reduces  
company’s newest high-performance sealant stress, maximizes heat-flow re-  
coating, Energy Select 23, which de- sistance, improves glass edge surface  
buted in late 2015.  
temperature and condensation resist-  
AGC will also participate in the Expo ance, and promotes sound attenuation.  
Chat Program, allowing architects to ƒƒ® www.rbbwindow.com  
earn credits while they are at the show.  
Booth #3831 – Lots to See  
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Booth #2113 –  
Time to Renovate  
Two products to be featured by JE  
Berkowitz (JEB) include its Renovate by  
Berkowitz (RbB) system and 3Seal  
warm-edge spacer.The RbB retrofit sys-  
tem seals a factory-made insulating  
glass unit to the existing monolithic  
glass. The 3Seal spacer’s triple-seal de-  
BoNoowthin#2ex1te1nd9edsOiznes,FVierterotech  
PPG will highlight Solarban 90 glass, Saint-Gobain North America will fea-  
incorporating its triple-silver coating ture its new Keralite fire-rated glass.  
technology, along with Duranar, Dura- Keralite Standard, Keralite Privacy and  
nar Ultra-Cool and Duranar Vari-Cool Keralite Select fire-rated glass sheets  
liquid coatings, and Duranar and are now available for tall sidelites, large  
Coraflon powder coatings.  
The company will also have alliance  
transoms and oversized wall openings.  
The company will also showcase its  
partner products on display, such as hurricane glazing, bullet-resistant  
bird-safe AviProtek with Solarban glass products,polished and unpolished fire-  
by Walker Glass and Opaci-Coat-300 rated glass ceramics,fire-rated framing,  
spandrel glass coatings by ICD High floors/skylights and doors that are fire-  
Performance Coatings.Visitors can col- rated for up to three hours.AllVetrotech  
lect fan decks for paint and view PPG’s fire-rated products are UL-listed and  
online specification tools including dig- meet LEED product credit require-  
ital binders, apps, color selectors and ments, according to the company.  
PPG Glass eView.  
ƒƒ® www.ppgideascapes.com  
ƒƒ® www.vetrotechusa.com  
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glass  
Booth #3461  
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Airing it Out  
TBoooTitnht#o2r6N0o1t to Tint  
Tecnoglass has  
multiple new glass  
fabrication tech-  
nologies to show off,  
including Tecnoair,  
an air floatation tempering process from Glaston Corp. that doesn’t use rollers.  
According to the company, this results in “practically wave-free glass” for  
both clear and low-E types. The process can also produce the thinnest safety  
glass on the market, according to Tecnoglass.  
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Booth #1909 –  
BFoorotthhe#B2i0rd3s1 –  
Changing Dynamics  
Featured on the show floor will be  
SageGlass,which gives users the ability to  
control sunlight without shades or blinds.  
Suntuitive thermochromic glass will  
be on display at the Pleotint booth.The  
glass is a sustainable product that uses  
heat from direct sunlight to change  
light transmittance. It provides solar  
heat gain control without limiting visi-  
ble light or view.  
Energy ratings for the product can be  
obtained via the National Fenestration  
Rating Council (NFRC) component  
Walker Textures will exhibit its bird  
collision deterrence program. The pro-  
gram includes AviProtek, the basic  
bird-friendly solution with acid-etched  
patterns on the No. 1 surface, and  
AviProtek T, the least-visible No. 1 sur-  
face bird-friendly glass solution on the  
The glass,which changes light trans- market, according to Walker.  
The company will also highlight its  
modeling approach. Suntuitive is also a mittance electrically, can be used in  
safety glass that provides forced entry windows, skylights and curtainwalls. It AviProtek E, which combines acid-etch  
protection,improved acoustics and 100- allows occupants to maintain their con- visual markers on the first surface with  
percent UV light blockage for protection nection to the outdoors while also re- Solarban high-performance low-E  
of interiors, according to the company. ducing energy consumption.  
coatings from PPG on surface two. Its  
Transition product line, featuring cus-  
tom acid-etched gradient effects on  
glass, will be featured as well.  
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daylighting  
Booth #1922 –  
Lots of Light  
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Major Industries will show its ex- BoThoetmha#in9fe5a1ture oGf VoiirnacgonBs ibgooth  
panding line of daylighting options  
and will unveil a new product line. It  
will also focus on the unique design  
and performance benefits of mixed  
glazed systems, including skylights,  
wall systems and adapter panels, that  
allow for the integration of different  
glazing materials, such as glass and  
translucent panels, into one system.  
will be a 130-by-236-inch lite.  
This will enable architects to experi-  
ence first-hand the magnitude of glass  
this size. The company is currently in  
the process of expanding its capabili-  
ties to accommodate these sizes.  
ƒƒ®www.viracon.com  
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canopies  
Booth #2639 –  
Booth #3027 -  
Stand on Guard  
devel-  
A Family Affair  
Kawneer Co. will join Reynobond ar-  
chitectural panels and Traco windows to  
demonstrate a range of solutions,includ-  
ing high-performing architectural alu-  
Duo-Gard  
oped a protective canopy system with a narrow profile of metal and opti-  
mized daylighting called Sleekline, which Covestro will feature at the show.  
The system uses Covestro’s Makrolon polycarbonate glazing material,  
which can be customized for each individual application. According to Cove-  
stro, this allows the canopy structure to complement the overall look of the  
building while preserving function.  
According to the company, Makrolon UV, used for increased ultraviolet pro-  
tection, is strong but lightweight, has a high light transmission and can be  
formed in various shapes.  
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Booth #1849 –  
Get Innovative  
The G3 Narrow Lite folding glass wall  
system is among the several products  
Solar Innovations Inc. will display.  
The company will also offer a window  
minum systems,windows,window walls wall utilizing its G2 International Win-  
and innovative cladding alternatives. dow System.The G2 International frame  
In addition to product highlights,the allows awning,casement,tilt turn,fixed,  
exhibit will feature interactive museum and a variety of window operations to  
stations that showcase how all products be incorporated into one system while  
work together to provide solutions for maintaining a consistent sightline.  
the whole building façade. Highlights  
In addition, there will be a no-post-  
also include a Continuing Education stacking glass wall, featuring the com-  
theatre session titled “Introduction to pany’s wood clad system,which unites the  
Aluminum Commercial Entries.”  
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natural aesthetic of wood with the struc- mally enhanced aluminum system.  
tural integrity and performance of a ther- ƒƒ®www.solarinnovations.com  
railings  
storefront  
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What’s in Store  
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and shopping centers due to its  
light but strong composition, ac-  
cording to the company.  
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is  
showing its ArcticFront Se-  
ries 45X storefront, which  
features dual polyurethane  
thermal break points. The  
center-glazed system fea-  
tures a 2-by-4½-inch ther-  
mal frame and has been  
tested for thermal perform-  
ance and air leakage per AAMA  
1503/507 and ASTM E283.  
The storefront can produce U-fac-  
tors from 0.37 using 1-inch low-E IG  
to as low as 0.19 using specially con-  
figured IG.  
Easy Glass Max provides a se-  
lection of four different base  
shoes—two for the top and two for  
the fascia mount. All four install  
directly onto concrete without the  
need for steel construction. The  
F- and Y-shaped base shoes  
allow for installation at the edge  
of a concrete surface, and hexa-  
gon head anchors accommodate  
minor adjustments.  
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