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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.
Hands down, the best. Historically, clear glass has been the clearest glass product on the market. Today, we know that iron (Fe) in glass formulations presents a green color cast in clear glass. Some manufacturers may have a little more blue or a little more green depending on their formula.
Sometimes I think it’s important to remind the members of our industry (and the non-members) of the versatility of OPACI-COAT-300®. Let me explain…
In spite of the current economic conditions, the glass industry is witnessing an unparalleled surge in the popularity of decorative glass. The choices for decorative glass are far and wide and what a great time to be an Interior Design Architect! At ICD High Performance Coatings, we pride ourselves on many things and one of those is our ongoing advance in innovation. One of our newest products, AquaVue™, speaks directly to innovation and improvement for the decorative glass industry…our customers spoke and we listened.
AquaVue™ is water based silicone hybrid coating that was developed for interior use. It offers a hard, durable finish with low VOC’s and absolutely no lead or heavy metals. Easily applied with spray or roll coat on a multitude of possible substrates and versatility in curing options with oven or ambient cure.
Effortlessly integrates into the existing systems of the largest glass fabricators to the smallest art glass studios. AquaVue’s™ uses include wall cladding, glass partitions, furniture coating and high-end art glass. As with all of ICD’s products, we offer a 10 year warranty with AquaVue™.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns and please visit our website to learn more about AquaVue™ and order a free sample.
Right in our backyard, finally, another building using ICD's products wins a green award. Winner of the USGlass Magazine Green Design Awards; this beautiful building is full of green design.
May 2010, Tomek Wierzchowski of ICD High Performance coatings will be presenting an interesting paper on "100% silicone based spandrel and decorative coatings".
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.
Found this link today via Twitter: http://wddalliance.org/industry-resources-lead-paint.html; it's a call by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance to contact your congressman about delaying new April 22nd rules on lead in paint. Why do this is my question?
Same use but vastly different in not only application but composition, meaning many energy saving and environmental benefits. OPACI-COAT Vs. Ceramic Enamel