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Fabricators Getting Hands-On Education at IG Workshop
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) is holding its second IG Fabricator's Workshop this week at the Intertek facility in St. Paul, Minn. It started Tuesday and runs through Thursday. Tuesday afternoon, participants heard a series of presentations covering basic insulating glass (IG) knowledge, adhesion and desiccants, as well as optimum air spaces, gas filling, cutting, washing and more.
IGMA Summer Conference Focuses on Issues Important to Insulating Glass Manufacturers
At the IGMA 2016 Summer Conference, several task groups gave updates on matters like the Quality Management System task group, the Sealant Adhesion to Spacer task group and others. Below is a summary of activities at that event.
Joint IGMA/AAMA Task Group Progresses toward Edge Pressure Testing
Excessive edge pressure applied to insulating glass units (IGUs)
- as, for example, that exerted by over-tightened pressure plates used to secure glazing in curtain wall or sloped glazing systems
- can create an aesthetic issue and ultimately result in a seal failure. A major example is the creation of a
"wavy" edge of sealing material such as polyisobutylene (PIB) protruding into the vision area of the IGU, a phenomenon known as
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