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Conductive glass

Zytronic, a U.K.-based company that develops capacitive technology for touchscreens, released ElectroglaZ, a bespoke lamination of non-conductive and conductive transparent glass. The arrangement allows power to be transferred across two or more individual layers within the laminate and tapped/extracted at the required locations to power multiple low-power devices, which use 50 volts or less. Potential applications include LED-lit display cases and shelving units for museums, art galleries and high-end retail stores, say officials. 
 

Conductive glass

Zytronic, a U.K.-based company that develops capacitive technology for touchscreens, released ElectroglaZ, a bespoke lamination of non-conductive and conductive transparent glass. The arrangement allows power to be transferred across two or more individual layers within the laminate and tapped/extracted at the required locations to power multiple low-power devices, which use 50 volts or less. Potential applications include LED-lit display cases and shelving units for museums, art galleries and high-end retail stores, say officials. 
 

BIPV glass

Vitro Architectural Glass launched Solarvolt building-integrated photovoltaic glass modules, which combine the aesthetics and performance of Vitro Glass products with CO2-free power generation and protection from the elements for commercial buildings. Solarvolt BIPV modules can be used to enhance various components of commercial building exteriors, including balustrades and balconies, overhead glazing and skylights, façades and opacified spandrel glass, all while passively generating solar power.  Solarvolt BIPV modules can be used with virtually any Vitro Glass product.
 

BIPV glass

Vitro Architectural Glass launched Solarvolt building-integrated photovoltaic glass modules, which combine the aesthetics and performance of Vitro Glass products with CO2-free power generation and protection from the elements for commercial buildings. Solarvolt BIPV modules can be used to enhance various components of commercial building exteriors, including balustrades and balconies, overhead glazing and skylights, façades and opacified spandrel glass, all while passively generating solar power.  Solarvolt BIPV modules can be used with virtually any Vitro Glass product.
 

Bird-friendly glass

Guardian Glass North America now offers Guardian Bird1st Etch glass. The products include Threat Factor scores, which indicate the percent of times in which birds will not avoid collision, to quantify collision-avoidance effectiveness. Bird1st Etch glass is available on Guardian UltraClear low-iron glass and standard clear. Sizing is 96 inches by 130 inches on 6-millimeter-thick float glass through the Guardian Select Fabricator network.

Bird-friendly glass

Guardian Glass North America now offers Guardian Bird1st Etch glass. The products include Threat Factor scores, which indicate the percent of times in which birds will not avoid collision, to quantify collision-avoidance effectiveness. Bird1st Etch glass is available on Guardian UltraClear low-iron glass and standard clear. Sizing is 96 inches by 130 inches on 6-millimeter-thick float glass through the Guardian Select Fabricator network.

Pilkington Pyrostop® from TGP Provides Fire-Resistance with Style

ADVERTISEMENT Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified and labeled product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Empire State Building Observatory renovation project combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames to preserve the city’s spectacular views while also providing critical fire resistance.

Pilkington Pyrostop® from TGP Provides Fire-Resistance with Style

ADVERTISEMENT Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified and labeled product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Empire State Building Observatory renovation project combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames to preserve the city’s spectacular views while also providing critical fire resistance.

Pilkington Pyrostop® from TGP Provides Fire-Resistance with Style

ADVERTISEMENT Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified and labeled product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Empire State Building Observatory renovation project combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames to preserve the city’s spectacular views while also providing critical fire resistance.

Decorative laminated glass

Bendheim’s new HexaLite is a honeycomb-reinforced glass. The laminated safety cladding material is ideal for elevator interiors, lobbies, and designs requiring large glass panels and long spans. HexaLite’s aluminum honeycomb backing lends strength and rigidity to any glass thickness, while minimizing the overall weight of the panel. It can add as much as 1/2 inch to the thickness of the panel, with just 1 pound per square foot additional weight.