Opens Its Summer Meeting
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) summer meeting
opened yesterday at the Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler, B.C.
The gas permeability working group was very productive today, having
agreed to recommend to the board to accept CAN-BEST's request for
proposal (RFP) to develop a test protocol for argon permeability
through insulating glass (IG) units. (CLICK
HERE to read more about the RFP from IGMA's annual meeting held
in January.) In addition to choosing a test lab, the group also
made decisions on which sealant and spacer types to study, as well
as a decision to focus on 6-inch samples. Following the board's
approval and final "tweaking" of the request for proposal,
the group expects to move forward on this research.
|IGMA is holding its summer meeting at the
Westin in Whistler, B.C.
During this morning's session of the glazing guidelines working
group, chaired by Ken Shelbourn of TruSeal Technologies, the group
looked at the early work of a joint task group between IGMA and
the Glass Association of North America (GANA) for the development
of guidelines and recommended practices for capillary tubes. The
goal of the joint document is to address the "when and the
why" of using these tubes, noted Tracy Rogers of Edgetech,
who chairs the task group.
Today the group added categories to consider on its preliminary
chart on identification of the conditions for the use of capillary
"These are guidelines. The biggest focus right now is looking
at all the info that's out there and putting it under one umbrella
this isn't a specification," Rogers said.
The session opened yesterday with meeting of the certification
and education committee, during which the group worked further on
its IG manufacturing quality procedures educational seminar. The
seminar is being developed to help companies focus on quality control.
The group discussed how best to create a session that would be educational
for both large and small IG manufacturers.
"I see something like this being a tool used across the industry,"
commented Rogers, who chairs this group.
The meeting continues through tomorrow. Stay tuned to USGNN.com
for further updates.
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