ARTICLE & Infographic

Optimal Low-E Coating Placment for Double- and Triple-Glazed IGUs

Achieving optimal performance of solar control low-e glass and passive low-e glass requires proper placement of low-e coatings on the glass surfaces of an insulating glass unit (IGU). Placement ...

Cost Considerations in Specifying Vitro Architectural Glass

To make more informed decisions in the evaluation, selection and specification of architectural glass products, Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) recommends using an installed systems ...

Heat-Treated and Spandrel Glass

Heat-treated glass provides both the durability and safety found in many of the world’s most visually breathtaking buildings. But manufacturing heat-treated glass is a complex and multi-step process. ...

Low-e Demonstration

Here’s a quick demonstration that will give you an understanding of low-emissivity or low-e glass.
ARTICLE & Slideshow

Tdw-ISO: Fading Factors

For years, UV light transmittance used to be thought of as the measure of a glazing material's ability to protect furnishings from fading due to sunlight exposure. Now, ISO Damage Weighted ...

The Benefits of Designing with Reflective Glass

When designing with glass, there are a wide range of options to choose from to create a truly unique project. One option in particular–reflective glass–has some significant aesthetic and performance ...
ARTICLE & Slideshow

Heat-Treated Glass: It's All About the Pressure

When designing with large expanses of glass, it is critical to know when the glass may need to be heat-treated for durability and/or safety. The type of processing required—heat strengthening or ...
ARTICLE & Infographic

Key Elements of an IGU

There are several key elements that impact the performance of an insulating glass unit (IGU). These include the primary seal thickness and width, secondary seal width, the spacer and the desiccant.

Nickel Sulfide and Spontaneous Breakage

Sometimes glass breaks in a building without any obvious cause. When this occurs, it could be due to glass edge damage or surface damage from handling and glazing that then weakens the glass during ...
ARTICLE & Slideshow

Key Glass Performance Measures

Review the Slide Share for valuable information about key glass performance terms. The slides provide an overview on common terminology used in the glass industry, including: Visible Light ...