October 21, 2014
From Glass Magazine

The last three decades have seen a proliferation of energy-efficient glazing solutions, with ever-improving low-E glasses, the introduction of dynamic glass technologies and new IGU solutions. This guide presents a comprehensive look at the energy-efficient glass market, from the release of the first low-E glasses until today, and provides a glimpse at the advancements to come.

glasstec Opens in Germany
glasstec: Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products opened today at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. The show, with more than 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world demonstrating innovations in glass and solar products and processes, is hosted by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and runs through Oct. 24.

 
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This week is the big glasstec show in Germany, and I have to admit some nerves are banging around inside my stomach right now. But between studying the landscape of the show location, loading the translator on my phone with every question I could think of, and going through a list of almost 1,000 exhibitors, I believe I am ready.
Product Spotlight

Technical Glass Products now offers its Fireframes Curtainwall Series and Fireframes Designer Series fire-rated doors and frames in durable stainless steel finish options. TGP’s Fireframes Curtainwall Series combines narrow, extruded steel frames with Pilkington Pyrostop glass to provide a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer.

Great Glazing

Contract glazier: Architectural Fenestration Solutions
Glass manufacturer:
Cardinal Glass Industries
Window manufacturer:
Amerimax Windows & Doors
Window extruder: Rehau

The 325-room San Francisco Crowne Plaza hotel, situated between the San Francisco International Airport and the 101 Freeway, recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project, starting with the replacement of 335 punched opening windows. Issues with occupant comfort—including water and moisture damage, and noise—due to the building’s old, aging windows led hotel management to seek out a replacement solution. Read more...