ARTICLE & Infographic

Condensation: What it is. What it means.

Condensation means the IGU is working properly, serving as a thermal barrier between extremes in temperature.
ARTICLE & Infographic

Key Elements of an IGU

There are several key elements that impact the performance of an insulated glass unit. These include the primary seal thickness and width, secondary seal width, the spacer and the desiccant.
ARTICLE & Video

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 ...
ARTICLE & Video

How Glass is Made – From the Batch House to the Lehr

Glass has become one of the most popular building materials used today because it offers virtually unlimited aesthetic options, combined with outstanding performance. What ends up as large, sweeping ...
ARTICLE & Video

How Glass is Made – From Cutting to Low-e Coatings

In How Glass is Made, From the Batch House to the Lehr we covered how glass starts as a simple combination of sand, soda ash, limestone and dolomite, moves to the batch house, enters the furnace, and ...
ARTICLE & Infographic

What Glass Does with Solar Energy

There are three parts to the solar energy spectrum: infrared, visible and ultraviolet. Glass consequently responds to these three different types of light in three different ways: by reflecting, ...
ARTICLE & Video

How Low-e Glass Works

Glass is one of the most popular and versatile building materials used today, due in part to its constantly improving solar and thermal performance. One way this performance is achieved is through ...
ARTICLE & Infographic

Float Glass Process

A multi-step glass manufacturing process where liquid glass is formed by "floating" it on molten metal.
ARTICLE & Infographic

Solar Energy Spectrum

Understanding the solar energy spectrum is the first step in understanding how low-e coatings work. Learn more about our full line of Low-E Glass products.