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Embracing Change

Automation is reshaping the workforce landscape, necessitating quality control systems capable of maintaining peak efficiency with fewer experienced workers on the line. Amidst these shifts, the pursuit of higher throughput underscores the critical importance of advanced quality control solutions.…

Fabricators can find added value with single-source finishing partners

Companies that manufacture systems with aluminum-framed fenestration know they can rely on finishing partners for finishes. But those partners can also offer production benefits including higher thermal performance and even product storage.

Five Glass Measurement Challenges

A thorough and detailed inspection of architectural glass and the condition of glazing are vital in maintaining the safety and visual appeal of both commercial and residential structures.

Protecting Wildlife with Glass

The glass industry steps up to protect animals with architectural glass solutions.

Behind the Scenes of Pulp Studio's History Channel Feature

An interview with Pulp Studio COO Kirk Johnson about the company's recent feature on the series "More Power": how the episode came to be, what the hosts thought of the factory and how the episode has helped not only boost employee morale, but hopes to help the industry as a whole. 

Glass Lamination Systems

The addition of laminated glass production for any company is a major investment, so it is critical to ensure when purchasing equipment that it is designed to produce the products a company wishes to sell, while also being cost-effective to operate.

Stephen Balik Named Vice President of General Glass International

GGI has announced the promotion of Stephen Balik to vice president. Balik joined the 122-year-old company in 2010.

Window innovation, sustainability, and trends front and center at FGIA roundtables

Roundtable discussions at the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla. highlighted trends like thin triple glazing, sustainability best practices, and case studies on window industry innovations.

Diamon-Fusion International Collaborates with Q-railing

Diamon-Fusion International will collaborate with Q-railing – North America to offer Diamon-Fusion protective coating on Q-railing glass guardrail systems.

Building Capacity: A conversation with Glas-Pro

Joe Green, president of Glas-Pro, talks about workforce development, product innovation, and how building trends might be changing.

GGI Launches New Inspiration Gallery to Streamline Design Capabilities

GGI launched a new initiative to make it easier for customers, architects, and designers to visualize how to best create a desired aesthetic while keeping cost and versatility at the forefront of design concerns.

Pulp Studio Earns Architect’s Newspaper Award for Precision Edge

Pulp Studio earned Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Honorable Mention in the Glass category for its Precision Edge technology.

At FGIA Hybrid Conference, Updates on Vaccine Mandates, Code Updates and More

Last week, industry representatives gathered online and in person for the 2021 Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference. The conference took place Oct. 18-21 in Phoenix, Arizona, and included a mix of task group and committee work, alongside presentations about industry…

Workforce Development: New Hire Toolkit

New hires who know the rules, expectations, and opportunities at your company are more likely to become successful team members. To help in the onboarding process, NGA’s New Hire Toolkit contains resources you need to set your new employees up for success. 

The Digital Factory

Smart Factory and Industry 4.0; the internet of things (IoT) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT); digitalization and intelligentization; artificial intelligence (AI), radio frequency identification (RFID), enterprise resource planning (ERP); and so many others. While the vocabulary can get…

Sounds About Right

The industry is able to deliver the right aesthetic benefits and outstanding thermal performance. Can it do the same with sound?

2021 Top Glass Fabricators Report | A New Reality

The challenging 2020 is over, but many hurdles remain in 2021. The Top Glass Fabricators report provides an important look at the state of glass fabrication in North America, identifying sales trends, market demands and headwinds the segment is facing.

5 Decorative Glass Trends to Watch

New design trends in the decorative glass market call for larger sizes, custom designs, vibrant colors, new inks, multi-functional products and more. Successful glass fabricators keep a close watch on emerging trends, track relevant changes in codes and standards, and implement factory best…

World of Glass Special 2020 Report

Glass manufacturers adapt business strategies, development amid global uncertainty. World of Glass updates for global float glass locations.

5 Takeaways from the World of Glass

The float glass industry confronted manufacturing and supply chain issues along with the rest of the world of glass.

The World of Glass is Shifting

The global float glass industry continues to see a shift in market leaders, expansions and investments in emerging regions, and trends toward efficiency and sustainability in production and processes. In its 2020 World of Glass Annual Report, Glass Magazine identifies key updates in the market…

TPS in Insulating Glass

The Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia, features a 260-meter glass roof created with 4SG Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer from H.B. Fuller. Photo by Aaron Pocock. Today’s insulating glass market presents a growing number of challenges, from automation demands to requirements for…

The World of Glass

The glass-making process starts with raw materials heated to 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit to produce molten glass. Pictured, the molten glass floats on a molten tin bath to become a flat ribbon. Photo courtesy of Guardian Industries.   The global float glass industry has undergone a dramatic…

Drying and Curing Inks and Coatings on Glass

Editor’s note: This article is the first of a two-part series on inks and coatings. Read how to troubleshoot common problems with inks in the May 2013 issue. As the application possibilities for decorative glass continue to grow, so does the number of inks and coatings available. These inks and…

How to cut glass

Editor’s note: This article is part one of a ‘how-to’ series on glass processing and finishing. In future issues, we’ll address topics such as: how to cut thick glass, glass bonding and corner cutouts, among others. Note, the photos used in this article are for demonstration purposes only. When…

To coat or not to coat

Low-maintenance glass coatings have been around for decades. Protective coatings have become more popular in the residential and commercial glass market during the last several years. Many claims and promises have been made about their benefits and capabilities, but how do you sort them all out?…

Figuring strength of glass

Ever increasing in popularity, minimally supported glass, such as glass canopies and balustrades, find their way into many commercial construction projects. These applications require designers to confirm that the glass meets the appropriate design loads. Whatever the situation, strength of glass…

Anodize vs. Paint

  Structural glass plays a central role in many of the most recognizable buildings in the United States. The John Hancock building in Chicago, for example, features 16,000 windows on 100-stories. Whether the glass is curved, tinted or etched, the materials holding it in place must complement the…