Distribution Production  
&
Solaria Signs Agreement  
with NSG Group  
SG Group, owner of the Pilk- ue-added product manager of NSG  
ington brand, is entering into Group Architectural Glass Europe.“We  
Na collaborative agreement have expanded our product line to  
with photovoltaic specialist Solaria to include BIPV powered-by-Solaria be-  
manufacture and produce transpar- cause we believe that BIPV will be the  
ent Building Integrated Photovoltaic next big solar technology to be adopted NSG and Solaria are collaborating to  
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rate Solaria’s PowerView technologies construction industries strive to meet  
as part of an original equipment man- global mandates.”  
ufacturer relationship.  
NSG Group believes in making a ington-branded products “include ar- ing glass units,and the companies plan  
BIPV) solutions. NSG will incorpo- by the mainstream as the building and produce transparent BIPV products.  
company. The BIPV technology will be  
The first powered-by-Solaria Pilk- incorporated into Pilkington’s insulat-  
difference to our world through glass chitectural glass with unified vision, to work together in the future on prod-  
technology, and our collaboration with effective daylighting, glare control, ucts such as fritted and spandrel glass.  
Solaria underscores our commitment improved thermal performance and  
“Solaria is honored to collaborate  
to sustainability,” says Sing Koo, val- energy generation,” according to the with NSG Group to manufacture an ar-  
chitectural solar product, powered by  
Solaria’s proven PV technology,” says  
Udi Paret, general manager of building  
solutions at Solaria. “Until now, BIPV  
Crystal Windows Chicago  
Expands Production  
has struggled to gain momentum due  
to the lack of a proven supply chain in  
place. Combining Pilkington’s depth  
and breadth in the glass industry with  
Solaria’s transformative PV technology,  
the industry now has a way to confi-  
dently deploy BIPV and realize its ben-  
efits on a large scale.”  
ver the past several  
years Crystal Window  
and Door Systems has  
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been expanding production  
at its Chicago manufacturing  
facility. New equipment now  
allows the plant to produce  
a large portion of the com-  
pany’s aluminum and vinyl  
product line.  
NSG plans to launch the first prod-  
ucts in Europe and expand to other  
markets in the future.  
Wausau Opens Production  
Training Lab  
The Crystal Series 100,  
Wausau Window and Wall Systems  
recently opened a new production  
training laboratory.  
2
00 and 500 vinyl win-  
New equipment is in production at Crystal dows and the Crystal Series  
Windows’ Chicago facility, where the 2000/2000A, 4000, and  
company is producing a large portion of 5600 aluminum windows, as  
The company held a celebration for  
the opening on August 23, joined by  
city mayor Robert Mielke and Plan-  
ning, Community and Economic De-  
velopment interim director Christian  
Schock. Chamber of Commerce pres-  
ident David Eckmann and other gov-  
ernment and foundation leaders also  
attended. n  
its aluminum and vinyl product line.  
well as the Series 1240 alu-  
minum sliding patio door, are  
all now fabricated in Chicago.  
The ability to produce the additional product lines in Chicago gives the man-  
ufacturer expanded production capacity, greater flexibility, reduced shipping  
requirements and significantly shortened order turnaround time for custom-  
ers, the company says.  
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | November 2016  
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