July 24, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 30
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News to know
Fees explained during NFRC opening session
High-performing products to boost glass demand
More top stories
Product spotlight
Gamma ray shielding glass
Business headlines
How familiar are you with the nonresidential component-based rating program (CMA) that NFRC is developing?
I'm involved in the process and know it very well
I don't attend meetings, but I keep up with CMA news and updates
I've heard of it, but don't know details
Never heard of it

Last week's poll results:
What percentage of new projects need glass units replaced because of scratches caused during post-construction cleaning?

42.86%: 1-5 percent

33.33%:†Less than 1 percent

15.48%:†5-15 percent

4.76%:†More than 25 percent

3.57%:†15-25 percent




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 Japanís Nippon Electric Glass Co., the high lead-content glass provides increased protection for hospital and medical facility workers. It contains about 70 percent lead oxide, equivalent to the lead content of block glass in nuclear power facilities, according to a company release. Nipponís product test results indicate that a .56-inch-thick piece of Pro-GR provides gamma ray shielding comparable to a .2-inch-thick sheet of lead. Transmitting 83 percent of visible light, the glass provides needed visibility for medical imaging operations. Pro-GR is available in .56-inch or .84 -inch thicknesses, depending on shielding requirements, and in sizes up to 42 by 60 inches.

800/426-0279 | www.fireglass.com or www.tgpamerica.com

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