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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.
OPACI-COAT-500 passed structural glazing testing so well, they eventually had to shoot the glass with a shotgun to get it to break. Nice!
Important news that I neglected to report on, this occurred back in December 2009. OPACI-COAT-500® was subjected to testing under the Glass Association of North America 89-1-6(2008) Specification for Environmental Durability of Heat Treated Spandrel Glass with Applied Opacifiers. All colors submitted passed all sections without issue. Contact ICD for a copy of the full report.
After this epic test and post: "OPACI-COAT-500® Passes Extensive 4-Sided Structural Glazing Testing" Dow Corning issued a letter to ICD on the suitability of OPACI-COAT-500® as a substrate for 4-sided structurally glazed glass applications.
In a joint project with Dow Corning, our OPACI-COAT-500® was put against the ropes in a very tough round of 4-Sided Structural Glazing tests.