Heated Glass Has a New Name: Thermique Technologies LLC

A new wholly owned subsidiary called Thermique Technologies LLC, will take control of all heated glass projects, products and technologies from Engineered Glass Products (EGP).

Thermique Technologies will concentrate on the development, sales and marketing of Thermique™ heated glass, allowing EGP to remain focused on its core business of heat-reflective glass in kitchen appliances. Thermique™ heated glass is a proprietary technology developed by EGP to uniformly heat a pane of glass with precise control. The creation of Thermique Technologies as a separate company is designed to streamline the operations of both companies for greater efficiency and customer service.

Patrick Earley, chief financial officer of Engineered Glass Products, has assumed the role of chief executive officer (CEO) at Thermique Technologies. Earley will bring with him Peter Gerhardinger, who led the engineering team that developed Thermique™ heated glass. Gerhardinger holds ten US patents as well as one in Mexico. He will serve as chief technology officer. "We have developed a technology that is entirely new and revolutionary," said Earley. "Thermique glass has countless advantages over competing sources of radiant heating-including efficiency, style, convenience, simplicity and attractiveness. The range of applications for this new technology is almost limitless." Thermique Technologies is developing commercial products for the kitchen and bathroom, as well as heated architectural windows for the home and office.

Thermique™ heated glass technology is also being incorporated into Low-E window units for homes, restaurants, office buildings, and retail space. The interior lite of a dual pane window unit is electrically heated in order to augment traditional heating systems and prevent cold temperatures from creeping in from outside during cold weather. Heated windows can eliminate chilly spots in a room, prevent uncomfortable drafts, reduce energy bills, and stop condensation from forming on the glass. "Some people see the benefits of heated glass right away," said Earley. "With others, we have to walk them through some of the practical applications of the technology. But then you see their eyes open up to the possibilities.

Very soon, Thermique™ heated glass will be commonplace and indispensable for home appliances, architecture, foodservice, and more."


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