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The world’s leading organization on the engineering and manufacturing of insulating glass

PRESENTATIONS
Window Glazing for Durability (Residential)  posted May 2012
This video produced by IGMA looks at various aspects of the insulating glass unit.

An Introduction to Insulating Glass  posted August 2011
by A William Lingnell, PE, Lingnell Consulting Services / IGMA Technical Consultant
This slide deck from Bill Lingnell, longtime industry consultant and IGMA's Technical Consultant, looks at the basics of insulating glass, its history and much more.

Preventing Injuries During Flat Glass Handling  posted August 2011
by Mike Burk, Edgetech IG
This joint webinar by IGMA and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) looks at injuries and fatalities caused by mishandling of glass, or complacency when handling glass. Presented by Mike Burk of Edgetech IG, it also ponders ways to make the job site more safe.

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DOCUMENTS
Definition of a Gas-Filled Unit 
posted August 2012
This is the official definition from the former Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA).

Definition of a Failed Unit  posted August 2012
This document contains the complete edition of newsletter from the former Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA).

SIGMA-Grams (Complete)  posted August 2011
This document contains the complete edition of newsletter from the former Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA).

Insulating Glass Manufacturing Guidelines: Important Considerations  posted August 2011
This
technical bulletin from IGMA looks at important guidelines to consider in the industry.

ENERGY STAR® Technical Specification for Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Sold in Canada Version 4.0 – February 1, 2015  posted February 2014
This is the new document from Energy Star®.

 

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Latest News

Posted 08.16.2014
IGMA Kicks Off Technical Conference with Announcement
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced today at its Summer Technical Conference in Quebec City, Canada that all insulating glass industry members could receive most benefits of membership in the organization for the remainder of 2014 without paying member dues. The announcement came as the organization launched its Summer Conference with three days of IG technical discussion, work and networking among industry leaders.
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Posted 03.10.2014
IGMA Members Discuss Future of IG and Gas Fills
Thursday afternoon during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance's (IGMA) Winter Meeting, attendees were invited to participate in a "Glass Performance for Energy-Efficient Fenestration" panel. Bill Lingnell of Lingnell Consulting Services and IGMA technical consultant moderated the panel that included David Cooper of Guardian Industries, Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries and Chris Barry, consultant. "When we look at the performance [of glass] today, there isn't much more we can do with the current technology. We have some low-E products that have the lowest emissivity you can get where are we going to go two, five or 10 years from now?" asked Bob Spindler of Cardinal.
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