• Glass & IG Components
    Neat glass harnesses the sun's UV rays to loosen dirt so water can rinse it away, leaving windows virtually spotless, the manufacturer states. A titanium dioxide layer reacts chemically with the sun's UV rays and causes organic materials that are on the glass to decompose. A thin layer of silicon dioxide makes Neat glass exceptionally smooth and hydrophilic, much smoother than ordinary... more »
  • Glass & IG Components
    Incorporating Glasslam's new Air-Tight warm-edge spacer, the Air-Tight Sudden Impact IG System provides a new way to produce IG units that meet hurricane impact codes, the company reports. A layer of clear resin is applied with a proprietary process to one interior glass surface, creating a hurricane impact unit containing only two pieces of glass. The process is said to eliminate unnecessary... more »
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    Glass & IG Components
    A decorative glass program from Designer Glass International is compatible with all major insulating glass systems. A wide range of patterns can be developed using beveled and textured glass shapes held in place by a muntin/grid system. The system is lightweight, allowing window and door fabricators to utilize existing hardware packages. more »
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    Weatherseals, Sealants & Related
    Dow Corning offers a variety of silicone glazing sealants for insulating glass, window assembly and other applications to provide greater durability and longevity than organic-based alternatives. The company's sealants are suited to a variety of window assembly practices, from high-speed automated lines to hand-applied custom designed window lines, and offer a range of cure times and open times.... more »
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    Glass & IG Components
    LB Clear muntin bumpers from Lamatek Inc. are made from proprietary UV resistant material and available in a clear compound to provide skid, scratch and stain resistance. Supplied with a non-yellowing self-adhesive acrylic backing, the bumpers can be applied right to the muntin bar before being placed between the panes of glass. The product is kiss-cut in rolls and the standard gauge is .06... more »
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    Glass & IG Components
    Solarban 70XL solar control low-E glass is now available to residential window and door manufacturers from PPG Industries. With a clear, color-neutral aesthetic, the glass provides an SHGC of 0.27, and visible light transmittance of 64 percent in a clear insulating glass unit, the manufacturer reports. The amount of summer heat that enters the home is greatly reduced, while the glass also keeps... more »