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Unexpected Breakage in Ceramic Enameled (Frit) HS IG SPandrel  posted
February 2015
by Chris Barry
This presentation from the IGMA 2015 Winter Conference looks at causes of breakage in Spandrel glass with ceramic enameled frit.

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.


Language of Sealed Insulating Glass Units 
posted May 2015
These are the official definitions from IGMA.

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).

Insulating Glass Manufacturing Guidelines: Important Considerations  posted August 2011
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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Posted 09.20.2016
IGMA Announces Registrations for Education Seminar and Fabricators Workshop
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced today the opening of registration for two separate educational events for the IG industry. "Preventing IG Failures" is an IGMA education seminar to take place in Las Vegas as part of GlassBuild America in October. The "IG Fabricators Workshop" is a hands-on training session scheduled November 1-3 in St. Paul. Space for the workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants. An earlier workshop in Plano, Texas sold out very quickly.

Posted 08.22.2016
Industry Alliance Releases PCR for Processed Glass, Considering Generic EPD
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced they approved and published the new PCR, which establishes a rule for doing life cycle assessments (LCA) for the development of an EPD. The group previously published PCRs for flat glass and windows. "From a glass perspective, we now have everything we need up through the supply chain," says SageGlass' Dr. Helen Sanders, who led the joint task group.
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Posted 03.03.2016
IGMA Addresses Technical Matters
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) held a technical services committee meeting Wednesday during its winter conference in Indian Wells, Calif. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Glass Association of North America's (GANA) insulating division. IGMA and GANA have formed a joint committee to address load resistance and dead load support for insulating glass units with unsupported edge conditions, something committee member Tracy Rogers said will be a "long process."
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