The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) mirror division
has released an updated guide for proper handling and maintenance
of mirror. Titled Mirrors: Handle with Extreme Care, the document
was previously published in the mid 1990s by the former North
American Association of Mirror Manufacturers (NAAMM), which consolidated
into GANA in 2000.
In updating the document, the mirror division's objective was
to educate others on the proper methods to preserve the integrity
and beauty of mirrors, while also prolonging their usefulness.
The publication also provides the latest available information
on proper procedures for storage, handling, fabrication, shipping,
installation and cleaning.
"The previous version of Mirrors: Handle with Extreme Care
published by NAAMM was well received and still often requested,"
said Drew Mayberry, GANA mirror division chairperson. "We
looked at the guide and realized that much of the information
in it needed to be updated to address the changes in the industry
and mirror technology in the past decade. Our division hopes that
the revision of the document will do a better job in trying to
inform glass dealers, distributors and installers about mirror
and the unique care required when dealing with this product."
Mirrors: Handle with Extreme Care can be downloaded at no charge
from the GANA mirror division website, www.mirrorlink.org.