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harmonize with a wide range of per-
In a standard one-inch insulating
glass unit (IGU) with clear glass, the
product has a solar-heat-gain coefﬁcient
Splash of Color – Mapes Panels
Mapes Panels, providers of inﬁll
SHGC) of 0.23, which is a 15-percent
solutions for storefront and curtainwall
applications, has developed two new
products, MapeSpan and Mapes-R+.
MapeSpan panels utilize a ¼-inch
piece of spandrel glass (with colored
frit on the No. 2 surface) as the exte-
improvement over Solarban 70XL glass.
When applied to performance-tinted
PPG glass, the coated glass can achieve
a SHGC as low as 0.17 in a one-inch IGU,
according to the company.
Solarban 90 glass and most PPG per-
formance-tinted glasses meet require-
ments of the cradle-to-cradle certiﬁed
products program at the bronze level,
which helps architects earn credits in
the LEED green building program for
rior component. Paired with an insu-
lated core and a customizable interior,
the single-source panel allows users
to keep the aesthetics of a glass ex-
terior while maintaining high R-values.
The panels are available with clear or tinted glass and any of the company’s
standard or custom ﬁnish options on the interior.
In addition, Mapes-R+ inﬁll panels are for use in storefront and curtainwall
applications. By rabbeting the interior edges of a thicker panel with additional
insulation, previously unattainable R-values can be achieved without modifying
the existing glazing pocket, according to the company.
The panels are designed to ﬁt any size glazing pocket and can increase
R-values up to 300 percent. Values up to R=27 are now possible within a one-
inch glazing pocket. Mapes-R+ panels can also be used in glazing pockets as
small as ¼-inch for retroﬁt application.
A Bird’s Eye View –
interface that runs on a single data- comprehensive shower door designer
base.This allows employees to see—in that allows customers to choose their
real time—what is happening on the own hardware, the creation of bills
of materials, production scheduling,
FeneVision provides all the tools tracking control and mobile delivery
FeneTech will present its FeneVi- necessary to control each phase of using an iPad. In addition, it also
sion MAX ERP software solution for production, including web and cli- handles invoicing, return merchan-
glass fabricators and window and door ent-based quotation and order han- dise authorization, and reporting
manufacturers. This fully integrated dling, integrated computer-aided through FeneVision Business Intel-
software operates on a graphical-user drafting (CAD) for glass shapes, a ligence (BI).
En Route – A+W Software
Bright like a Diamon -
A+W Logistics Optimizer is a
routing system designed specifically
for glass manufacturers by A+W
Software. It creates and optimizes the
loading and unloading sequence, the
capacities of the vehicle and, most
particularly, route planning.
Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) will fea-
ture its patent-pending FuseCube™.
The automated vapor deposition machine
applies protective coatings to glass surfaces
and other silica-based surfaces. According to
the company, the system is cost-effective and
The system is based on Nokia Maps
and considers truck restrictions such
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