How strong is your spandrel glass?
Glass strength facts, silicone opacifiers vs ceramic enameled heat-strengthened glass.
New Paper to be Published at GPD Finland; Silicone Opacifiers for Spandrel Glass Applications: Risk Mitigation in Thermal Stresses
In a newly published paper by some big glass industry names, spandrel glass applications are shown to have reduced risk of thermal breakage aIn a newly published paper by some big glass industry names, spandrel glass applications are shown to have reduced risk of thermal breakage and fallout if silicone opacifiers are used. nd fallout if silicone opacifiers are used.
PRESS RELEASE: ICD High Performance Coatings Releases Paper; Silicone Opacifiers for Spandrel Glass Applications: Risk Mitigation in Thermal Stresses
ICD High Performance Coatings is pleased to announce that Chris Fronsoe – ICD Sales Manager – will be speaking at Glass Performance Days, June 28th through June 30th, 2017. Chris will be presenting our recently released paper on using silicone opacifiers for spandrel glass applications and their inherent risk mitigation benefits, especially when it comes to thermal stresses.
What is color tolerance and why does it matter?
How ICD partners with contractors to ensure project success.
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!