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August 2021

The 2021 Top Metal Companies Survey is Now Open

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this year's Top Metal Company report. Take 10 minutes and complete the survey by Sept. 9 to make sure your company is considered. 

Product Solution | SuperClear 45-HS-LI by SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST’s SuperClear 45-HS-LI (hose stream low-iron) is a new, affordable, patent-pending 45-minute glazing product that replaces unsafe wire glass and expensive ceramics, considered obsolete by SAFTI FIRST, in all 45-minute applications. 

How to Determine the Fire Rating 

Building codes require specific building components to have a fire rating. The fire rating can vary from 20 minutes to 4 hours. These requirements have a direct effect on windows and doors installed within a building, as there are specific limitations on glazing in fire-rated installations. 

​​​​​​​To Buy or Not to Buy

6 critical questions to ask before acquiring a company

Stabilize Pressure Variations in Insulating Glass Cavities

IG units can be provided with a compensation system that permits regulation of internal gas pressure. Several methods for compensating the IG unit cavity are described in the newly published IGMA TM-3200 manual, Design Considerations for IG Unit Cavity Pressure Compensation.

Insulating Glass Production: the 3 Most Critical Points

All parts of insulating glass manufacturing are important. But uncompromising quality on these three points can best help prevent unit failure.

Use Digital Tools to Get the Most out of Tradeshows 

From lead retrieval devices, to Facebook, there’s a wide range of ways that technology can change your tradeshow experience. Here are some industry insights on how to use digital tools to have a successful show. 

Two Simple, but Not Easy, Priorities

Two related leadership priorities can help companies to recruit and retain employees, improve engagement and profitability, and keep workers safe: one, promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; and two, address racism and discriminatory practices on the job.

Back to GlassBuild

Exhibiting companies have spent the previous year developing new product solutions to address their customers’ top concerns, and these innovations will take center stage at GlassBuild.

Getting the Most Out of GlassBuild America

As GlassBuild America returns to an in-person event in September, the National Glass Association’s events team offers some how-to’s on having a successful show, before, during and after.