A Wide Range of Options
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly
PPG Glass) now offers Solarban 90
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.
achieve SHGCs as low as 0.17 in a
Solarban 90, which was introduced 1-inch IGU, according to the company.
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TGI-Spacer M is the newest high-per- technology to deliver robust solar
formance spacer from Technoform control and high visible light trans- entrance systems
Glass Insulation North America Inc. mittance (VLT) on clear glass, while Enticing Options
According to the company, beneﬁts in- providing the color neutrality.
clude thermal performance, increased
productivity, enhanced rigidity and glass unit with clear glass, Solarban
optimized aesthetics. 90 has a solar-heat-gain coefﬁcient
In a standard 1-inch insulating
The spacer is customizable, with the (SHGC) of 0.23, which is a 15 per-
ability to choose different reinforcing cent improvement over Solarban
elements, engineered plastics, color se- 70XL glass. When coated on perfor-
lections and size availability.
mance-tinted glasses by Vitro Archi-
tectural Glass, Solarban 90 glass can
CRL-U.S. Aluminum has introduced
its Entice Clear Fin Series Entrance Sys-
tem.An upgrade to its Entice Entrance
System,the series comes equipped with
ﬂoor-to-ceiling tempered glass support
ﬁns that can be applied to entrance
heights of up to 14 feet. Both systems
deliver all-glass aesthetics with full-
frame performance that meets today’s
energy code requirements.
The featured vertical glass ﬁns are
used in place of conventional metal
mullions for added structural sup-
port. Intermediate horizontal mullions
can be utilized to allow integration of
multi-panel ﬁxed lites.
The Clear Fin Series has the ability
to support door handle hardware on
one-inch insulating glass panels using
proprietary through-glass ﬁttings. The
stiles incorporate heavy-duty, ther-
mally broken cladding that allows the
system to meet or exceed code require-
ments for thermal performance. It also
delivers U-factors as low as 0.33.
Make Your Mark
GlassWorks North America is
offering a new ﬂat glass laser en-
graving technology to the North
American market that includes a
line of laser engraving systems as
well as its own production of en-
graved ﬂat glass. The company is
the exclusive North American dis-
tributor of Cerion laser engraving
systems of Germany. These range
from the portable c-jet2 table top system to the large-format c-vertica systems,
which are capable of unmanned production of surface and sub-surface laser
engraving, according to the company.
Cerion Laser engraving offers distinct differences from sandblasting, includ-
ing the ability to engrave gray-scale images into the glass, and in the case of
sub-surface engraving 3D images inside the glass. Other advantages include
the ability to engrave before or after tempering and no waste products with
sub-surface engraving, among others. The machines are also low mainte-
nance, and offer German-engineered reliability, high-deﬁnition engraving, and
low operational costs.
GlassWorks is producing laser surface engraved doors and glass in sizes up
to 70 by 118 inches as well as de-coating painted and mirrored ﬂat glass for
custom interior and exterior applications at its California facility.
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | November 2016