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March 31, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Call for New Software Products

The June issue of Glass Magazine will feature a guide to new software products for the glass and glazing industry. If your company has developed software or software tools in the last year and would like to be included in this special feature, please fill out the following form no later than Thursday, April 9.


Industry news
Sika Investors Get Advisory Support in Attempt to Block Saint Gobain
Pleotint Announces Distribution Partnership with Soft-Lite Windows
Hartung Dallas Adds Equipment, Announces Certification
People news
EFCO Gains New Leadership
Graham Architectural Products Welcomes Four New Associates
Wagner Cos. Hires Architectural Railing Systems Manager
WDMA Announces New Leadership Team
Product Spotlight
Laser IG Analyzer from Sparklike

Sparklike developed the Gasglass Laser for continuous and automatic measurement on the IG production line. Currently Sparklike is working on laser technology, TDLAS, that operates in 760nm range. This will measure oxygen, argon, krypton, xenon or mixes of these. Accuracy depends on the IG product being measured, particularly the coating transpacency, within an average range of +-1.5 percent.

What’s driving equipment and software development? The Big Four.
By Bethany Stough

During the three-day 2015 Glass Processing Automation Days, held March 18-20 in San Antonio, 14 machinery and software companies discussed four main challenges facing glass fabricators, and their potential automated solutions.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Decorative Glass Residential Entryway

Artist and project manager: Nancy Gong, Gong Glass Works
Glass suppliers: Rochester Glass, Bendheim
Glass manufacturers: PPG, LambertsGlas
Door installation: Morse Sash & Door 
Door manufacturer: Signature Door Inc. 

Ray and Judy Ricker of Rochester, New York, commissioned architectural glass artist Nancy Gong to create an art glass entry for their Fairport residence. Using a technique that has been in production in Germany for nearly 30 years, Gong is among the first wave of trained American glass artists to embrace the laminating process for glass art, weaving up to six layers of painted and etched glass into one striking work of art. Read more...


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