Decorative Glass Companies Showcase New Products at NeoCon 2011
June 13, 2011

The 2011 NeoCon show opened today in Chicago's Merchandise Mart, where a number of companies in the decorative glass industry are featuring some of their latest developments for interior design projects. Products range from glass tiles to back-painted and textured glass products.

Dreamwalls exhibited at NeoCon and showed its new options to create various sizes of glass tiles.

Gardner Glass is featuring new options with its Dreamwalls colored glass. Mandy Marxen explained that with new water jet technologies, the company can now offer custom tiles in addition to its custom color possibilities.

"We can take a CAD drawing and create the tile in any desired shape," she said. "We're offering a new world of opportunities."

Arch Aluminum and Glass is showcasing its Visual line, which includes printed interlayers. Jon Johnson explained the company offers both ink jet as well as thermally transferred printed options. Johnson said the line has been receiving a good bit of interest at the show.

Guardian Industries officially launched its InGlass product line for interiors, including its partnership with Joel Berman Glass. Diane Turnwall with Guardian said the company had gotten lots of interest from those who have been stopping by the booth.

"This is the first time we've packaged everything together," she said. "We've had a lot of interest in the website, which allows you to see different product combinations." As an example, the company showed a switchable glass product constructed with one of the Berman textured glass products.

"It could also be made with other glass types," Turnwall added.

NeoCon 2011 runs through Wednesday this week. Stay tuned to™ for more news and updates from the show.

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