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January/February 2023

Product Solution | Kodiak® Glass Edging Machinery and Tooling by Salem

With more than 100 years of experience, Salem Fabrication Technologies Group Inc. brings the glass industry an innovative, exclusive line of glass polishing equipment and tooling designed specifically with North American fabricators in mind. 

Glassfab Looks to the Future

In recent years, Glassfab leaders have been actively pursuing new investments to meet evolving market demands, all while undergoing a major management transition as several founding members of the team move toward retirement.

World of Glass 2022 Report

Float producers overcome short-term hurdles as they plan for longer-term industry change.

Ten Takeaways from the 2023 Forecast

Prepare for what’s next with leading construction economists.

Understanding Ideal Applications for Ceramic Frit and Silicone Coatings

For wall cladding, spandrel glazing and more, ceramic frit and silicone coatings are two ways to apply color onto glass. A good understanding of the two options can assist architects and building owners in determining which approach is better suited for a given application.

Vinyl is Worth Considering for Commercial Applications

Sustainability and energy efficiency are major, still-growing trends in the commercial construction space. Window and glass systems contribute significantly to a building’s efficiency. For commercial professionals, it’s worth exploring the available technology to meet today’s demands.

NGA Publishes New Technical Paper on Energy Conservation Codes

Alignment in U.S. Energy Conservation Codes: ASHRAE 90.1 and the IECC provides information on the codes’ use as national model codes, and their compliance paths for both new and existing commercial and residential buildings.

Pros and Cons of Envelope Backstops

Backstops place caps on what can be “traded off” to meet performance requirements, thus necessitating a minimum level of envelope performance no matter what else is done to improve whole-building performance. The implications are significant for the glass and glazing industry.

Closing Out the International Year of Glass

As IYOG comes to a close, I'm looking back at the year’s activities. NGA helped to promote glass this year by demonstrating the essential role of glass in the built environment's sustainability goals, and by raising awareness of the industry as a rewarding career path.

As IYOG Closes, the Glass Industry Looks to the Future

The international glass industry honored the achievements of the UN International Year of Glass. Recognizing all that glass can do, expert industry panelists helped provide a framework for how glass can continue to innovate in the next decades.

The Musings of a Very Pregnant Fenestration Industry Worker

As I prepare for the arrival of my daughter, I'm thinking through how we can care for and support parents, inside and outside the workplace.