Assuming can cost you big in the construction industry.
Guardian Glass Harmonizing Colors!!
New Vitro Architectural Glass harmonizing colors!!
In this Friday's "5-point Friday"; we touch on common reasons for stained wall-cladding glass, Franks Gehry wants to teach us about design and architecture, our CEO is loving Morrie Shechtman's 5th Wave Leadership, Max Perilstein's BEC round-up, and some words on the future value of glass products. Ton of great stuff for Friday.
We are big believers in the idea of working together as a community. Buildings and the products that go into them are varied, and the path is complex. Here are a few great resources we offer to help everyone above and below us in the product chain.
Improper use of sealants is the #1 leading cause of yellowing, but the fix is easy!
Difference Between 2-Sided Structural & 4-Sided Structural Glazing with OPACI-COAT Spandrel Products
Most are aware that there is a glazing method called structural glazing. There are many who do not realize there are two types of structural glazing, two-sided and four-sided.
The goal for most companies that supply products is to provide a solution to a problem. Market studies are done, research and development activated and the hopeful (expected) outcome is something that can ease a market worry.
With every new year optimism and hope takes it's place in our minds. But before we can move into 2017, looking back at what was accomplished in 2016 is a great exercise.
From Munger to New Products, check out our latest little newsletter.
November 04, 2016
Weekly Newsletter: All About Not Weakening Glass
What you see above is our OPACI-COAT-300 Silicone Spandrel opacifier, applied at 13 mils thick (wet), on both annealed and tempered glass. This is what fallout means. When the glass is broken, the glass and coating hold together until replacement can occur.
This week we are finishing testing and statistic data gathering for work we are doing around our OPACI-COAT-300 adding strength and fallout to heat-strengthened and tempered glass. Check out this post and video: If Frit Weakens Glass, Does OPACI-COAT-300 Strengthen It?
We also circulated a very popular write-up on the differences between frit and OPACI-COAT-300.
Great article from USGlass Magazine on what is spandrel was published, with comments by our CEO Kris Vockler. Making Glass Opaque: Frit, Silicone Still Spandrel Products of Choice. (Page 42)
Interesting article on the flaws in Australian Building Code when it comes to thermal breaks, such as spandrel panels. Same issues are in place in North America. What will the energy and design world do about it? Building Code: An Important (Thermal) Bridge to Span.
If you missed the news, Elon Musk wants to put more solar collectors on your residential roof. If anyone can bring this to fruition, it's Musk. We will see huge jumps in energy collecting and saving in both residential and commercial buildings in the near future. Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roof
In case you missed it, Max Perilstein's last "From the Fabricator" blog post is a worthy read. He's just back from GlassBuild and full of great news for us. Great Industry News, Great Websites & More
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I'll leave you with this great video shot a few days ago. 13 mil applied OPACI-COAT-300, a 1.18# steel ball dropped from 11.5 feet high. This is an actual ASTM test standard for breakage of glass. Clear tempered glass breaks around a 4 feet high ball dropped.
Saint Glas of Hong Kong is an amazing interior glass company to watch. Great designs!
Cool to see our backpaint mentioned in a magazine. Check out page 83 "View Finder"
Saint Glas of Hong Kong, ad about our OPACI-COAT-300...
Should architecture tell a story?
Glasstec '16 Recap - Part III There will be beer...
From Alt Beer to Worldwide Customers...Part II of the Glasstec Recap
Glasstec '16 Recap - Part I
Pantone isn't the best color system for putting color on glass. It was meant for print color, where paper is the underlying color, or, white. But they have made a great app for picking and harmonizing color for the perfect match. It is worth a look if picking color for your projects is part of your job.