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  • Exhibit space in the Innovative Product Pavilion at GlassBuild America has sold out for the second year in a row, organizers report.  The Las Vegas event, scheduled for September 12-14, will feature 36 "Innovative Product Exhibitors" in the pavilion and more throughout the exhibit floor. “It’s a tremendous thrill that this popular part of our show is sold out once again... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association's I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors and I.S.1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, are now open for ballot for recognition as American National Standards. WDMA I.S.6A-11 defines the aesthetic grades and performance duty levels for interior architectural wood stile and rail doors. WDMA I.S.... more »
  • Development of RavenWindow version 2.1, a thermochromic glazing product, is complete and will be available from the Denver-based RavenBrick manufacturing facility in May 2013, company officials report. “There are many significant improvements for this version,” states McCarthy, RavenBrick co-inventor and CTO. “An increase in visual light transmission of 15 percent makes this... more »
  • Bloomington, Minn.–The U.S. Department of Energy will spend significantly less on window technology research, officials reported at a Window Technology Roadmap Workshop held following the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference, during the last week in June. The session, which featured updates on DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy office activities related... more »
  • Bloomington, Minn.–The future of windows, maximizing daylight and surface 4 low-E coatings were featured topics at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference, held here June 26-28. Buildings consume 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, presenting a major opportunity for the building industry, said Stephen Selkowitz, who heads up the building technologies... more »
  • Over the past few weeks, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has been giving its dealers a glimpse into the future of the company, with the launch of the “ReInvented” campaign.  Behind the campaign is the launch of three new product lines, new advancements in those products’ foundational technology, an improved value proposition for homeowners and an overall sense of renewed... more »
  • The Department of Energy's Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program is hosting a window attachments technical analysis workshop next week at the Holiday Inn Washington National Airport. The purpose of the meeting, scheduled for July 16-17, is to work with key stakeholders to identify what is needed and what is available to properly characterize window attachment performance. The agenda... more »
  • Leaders of four European fenestration and facade associations signed a cooperative agreement in June to continue collaborative activities covering all materials under the EuroWindoor umbrella. Originally formed in 1999, EuroWindoor represents 30 national associations in Europe involved in metal, wood, PVC and glass products.     From left to right, Frank Koos, EuroWindoor... more »
  • The Industrial Designer Society of America has recognized Milgard Windows & Doors with an International Design Excellence Award for the SmartTouch patio door handle. Available on the manufacturer's Tuscany and Montecito Series vinyl sliding doors, the SmartTouch handle was designed to engage with one-touch operation when unlocking, opening and closing. The simple operation makes the door... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. has completed its previously announced $4.8 billlion acquisition of Solutia Inc. “We are pleased to complete this transaction and welcome Solutia to the global Eastman team,” says Jim Rogers, Eastman chairman and CEO. “The addition of these strong businesses, unique technologies, and highly differentiated products is expected to contribute strong cash... more »