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February 16, 2016
From Glass Magazine
The World of Glass

The global float glass industry has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last decade in response to a rollercoaster of economic fluctuations and a breakdown of barriers to market entry. Looking ahead, these forces will continue to redefine the world of glass, as shifting markets and new players exert their influence.

The NGA Presents
Glass Magazine and the National Glass Association launched a new interactive website,, that allows users to search for companies or individual plant locations, sort float plants by company and location, and access website and contact information for float manufacturers.

Industry News
Crystal Windows Starts Production at Pennsylvania Facility
Glaston Reports Increased 2015 Sales
NFRC Updates Window7/Therm7 Simulation Manual to Include Dynamic Glass Ratings
IGMA Winter Conference to Feature Presentation on Bird-Friendly Glass
Dodge Momentum Index Up in January
People News
Key Glass Adds CAD Engineering Expert to Team
Graham Architectural Products Announces Promotions, Organizational Changes Focused on Customer Service
Walker Glass Welcomes Ed Bartlett to Architectural Team
Renolit Expands its Sales Team
RSL Announces New Representatives
Product Spotlight
Fireframes ClearFloor System from Technical Glass Products

The Fireframes ClearFloor System from Technical Glass Products allows glazing in spaces that previously would have required alternative opaque fire-stopping materials like concrete and corrugated steel. The advanced floor system is impact resistant, fire-rated for up to two hours and approved for loads up to 150 psf. It is available with a durable, non-slip walking surface, and is suitable for interior and some exterior applications. The system is classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).Read more...

Is Your Company Safe from Data Loss and Internet Scams?
By Katy Devlin
A major, though often ignored, threat to all glass and glazing companies lies with their computer technology. Every day, companies rely on computers to process orders, create designs, fabricate product and handle shipments, putting them at great risk when viruses, data loss or Internet scams strike.
From the Fabricator: Wire Glass Back In the Spotlight
By Max Perilstein
The issue of wire glass usage in safety areas in the United States was once a major story. But over time codes changed, different products became more available, and overall information on where and how to use traditional wire glass was abundant and respected. But, it is frustrating that in some cases nothing is being done to improve the situation. 
Great Glazing
British Airways Lounge Dulles Airport

Contract glazier: S. Albert Glass Co.
Glass supplier: Bendheim

Drawing inspiration from British Airways’ flagship lounges at London’s Heathrow airport, the new lounge at Dulles is designed to provide travelers with stylish areas to comfortably relax and unwind or to refresh and to catch up on work. Complete with a dining area, wine gallery, bar and work spaces, the lounge includes a wide array of customized glass pieces in its design. Read more...


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