Design on Demand
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly
PPG Glass) has added a new feature
to the Vitro Glass “Construct” tool that
enables users to generate three-part
specifications in the Construction
Speciﬁers Institute (CSI) format,which
is the basis for all building construc-
Lines, Crystal Light and Satin Mirror.
Illusion Lines glass features a dou- tion documentation in North America.
ble-sided pattern that is applied to Architects, glazing contractors and
both sides of the glass. According to building professionals, who currently
the company, this creates a permanent use the program to compare glazing
Azon offers assistance to fenestra- scratch- and ﬁngerprint-resistant de- conﬁgurations, will be able to gener-
tion designers and manufacturers to sign. The product is ideal for a range ate industry-standard three-part CSI
help them with product designs under of interior applications such as walls speciﬁcations, as long as they contain
the AZO/Tec technical services. The and ofﬁce partitions, table tops, doors 100-percent Vitro Glass products, ac-
technical assistance process answers and door insets, railings and shower cording to the company.
questions regarding the end use, size enclosures. The interplay of the dou-
and structural requirements of the ble-sided pattern and the thickness of formance data for individual glazing
window, door curtainwall or skylight the glass creates a sense of depth. conﬁgurations, including glass thick-
The CSI speciﬁcation contains per-
assemblies, according to the company.
Crystal Light is translucent, ness, visible light transmittance (VLT),
scratch-resistant and emits low glare, interior and exterior reﬂectance, win-
making it ideal for marker boards. ter nighttime U-value, solar heat gain
Likewise, Satin Mirror creates a soft coefﬁcient (SHGC) and light-to-solar
reﬂection with a surface that is mir- gain (LSG) ratio. It also lists descrip-
General Glass International (GGI) ror-bright, yet produces the diffusion tions for the glass products used in
has expanded its Satin line of etched effect of a satin ﬁnish.
glass with three new products: Illusion yy➤ www.generalglass.com
the glazing conﬁguration, along with
related certiﬁcation standards, test-
ing and compliance requirements and
sourcing information, according to the
The tool incorporates several other
features such as password-free access to
the Lawrence Berkeley National Library
Double the Efﬁciency
LBNL) International Glazing Database
and the ability to customize reports ac-
cording to user-deﬁned criteria.
F. Barkow Inc.’s Next Ledge, a re-
movable upper ledgeboard for an ex-
Viprotron Quality Scanners inspect
glass for defects such as bubbles, seeds
and scratches, using up to three view-
ing channels. According to the company,
customer tests show that by using three
channels,the company is able to see more
in comparison to using one direct view.
Scanners are available for insulating glass
units (IGU) and laminated glass.
isting Barkow rack, is a second-generation ledge designed to transport additional
glass to double the rack’s capacity. It’s made of stainless steel and can safely
carry 400 pounds when using the required two ledges, according to the company.
The ledge hooks directly onto the company’s high-tensile steel, aluminum
or stainless-steel load-holding slats for installation and removal. Each 4-inch
usable ledge is equipped with neoprene pads to protect glass and Velcro fas-
tening for added safety while transporting glass.
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | March 2017