GANA Releases Two New Technical Manuals
July 28, 2010
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced today the
release of two new technical resources for the industry. The first
is a jointly-written manual focusing on the protective glazing industry,
its products and applications, while the second is a detailed overview
of the versatility and properties of architectural flat glass.
The Protective Glazing Manual was written by industry experts
from GANA and the Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International
membership. This Manual describes the types of glass, films
and interlayers that make up protective glazing products and illustrates
the applications and technologies available, as well as the standards
and levels of protection they provide. Additionally, there is a
detailed section on the care and cleaning of protective glazing
products, and a comprehensive glossary of terms and applications.
The 2010 Edition is the inaugural version of this manual.
"The Protective Glazing Manual is an excellent resource
for everyone in the protective glazing industry, from manufacturers
and suppliers, to the installers and designers who specify and use
these products," said Urmilla Sowell, technical director of
GANA and president of PGC International. "Coming from the testing
side of the protective glazing industry, I know the expertise and
care from members that went into the creation of this manual. This
manual is a must-have for anyone in the protective glazing industry."
The Guide to Architectural Glass 2010 Edition is produced
by the GANA Flat Glass Manufacturing Division (FGMD). Formally known
as the Specifiers Guide to Glass, this guide is a five-year
update with an expanded scope, making it the perfect overview of
architectural flat glass, its properties and versatility in applications.
GANA says as one of its most downloaded documents, the FGMD chose
to offer it to the public as a more in-depth Guide.
"The new Guide to Architectural Glass explains everything
there is to know about architectural glass: the float glass process,
types of glass and all of the properties of glass and glass strength.
The guide is for those new to architectural glass, as well as for
those who are changing their focus in the industry from one fabrication
type to another," explained Sowell. "The architectural,
engineering and construction community will find this guide to be
a valuable resource, as it will inspire new directions in architectural
Each manual is available on the GANA
website. The price of each is $25 for GANA members, and $50
for anyone in the industry. Both are available as a secure pdf,
and the Protective Glazing Manual is also available in hardcopy
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