July 24, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 30
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News to know

Fees explained during NFRC opening session
IG certification tops task group discussion

Since its last membership meeting in March, the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., released two communiqués: one regarding the proposed fee structure for the organization’s nonresidential component modeling approach rating system; and another regarding across-the-board increases in membership dues ... read more

High-performing products to boost glass demand
Low-emissivity, reflective and smart glass products are expected to drive global flat glass demand to reach more than 39 million metric tons by 2010. Worldwide demand was estimated at 31.4 million metric tons in 2006 ... read more

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Product spotlight

Gamma ray shielding glass

Kirkland, Wash.-based Technical Glass Products introduced Pro-GR gamma ray shielding glass for observation windows in rooms with medical scanning equipment. Manufactured by Japan’s Nippon Electric Glass Co., the high lead-content glass provides increased protection for hospital and medical facility workers ... read more


Business headlines

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BHP Billiton considers Alcoa acquisition

Officials from Australia’s BHP Billiton are expected to decide in the next two weeks whether to buy aluminum giant Alcoa of Pittsburgh, according to a July 16 article from Forbes ... read more

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Project news

Channel glass creates intriguing storefront for Anthropologie
“Anthropologie [officials] like to keep a sense of mystery with their stores. They don’t have big signs or flashy advertising. They let the architecture speak for their brand. In this store, the variation across the façade using channels in different finishes gives that sense of mystery.” — Dan Wood, project architect

The basics: In February, the Anthropologie store opened at the Dos Lagos shopping center in Corona, Calif. Instead of using traditional clear glass for the storefront, architects specified four types of channels for the front façade, three of glass and one of aluminum.
The players:
 Architect, Work AC, New York; contract glazier, D&R Glass Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; glass supplier, Bendheim Wall Systems, Passaic, N.J.; general contractor, Russell-Filand Builders Inc., Glendale, Ariz..

The glass and systems:
Three textures of Linit channel glass: Klar/Clarissimo with low-emissivity coating, making the exterior surface iridescent; Sandblasted Solar, creating a frosted look with a fine mesh pattern; and Piccolo, a fine ribbed texture.

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Photos by Elizabeth Felicella, New York

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