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| Few materials in human history have been made for as long or used in as many ways as glass. Ancient peoples molded it and poured it; later cultures discovered how to spin and blow glass into unique, dazzling shapes.
| Elegant glazing - from walls to slabs - clads a residential tower.
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| Glaston is working hard to make tempering furnaces more automated.
| What is your vision of the future? What role will glass play in your vision?
| Held in Düsseldorf from 15 to 18 June 2021 glasstec will pick up on the latest glass trends related to shapes, formats and structures.
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| That’s an excellent question! It really is true that SentryGlass is more difficult to laminate in many aspects than standard PVB. But if we first think of what SentryGlass has been designed for, it is to give structural strength to the laminate.
| What is phishing and how do you know when you make be the victim of it? AJ Piscitelli, PMP gives a real life example in his most recent blog post. Stay tuned for more real life examples!
| Two plus two does not equal one!
| It is a very known behavior that the glass fragmentation depends on where you break the glass.
| Traditional uses of glass have been reinvented by two architectural firms, who artfully use glass and interlayers to achieve very different design goals.
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| According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), glass collisions claim the lives of up to a billion birds annually in the U.S.
| For over four thousand years, the lustrous, hard, and inert characteristics of glass have made it one of the world’s most desirable and frequently used building materials.
| In this paper we will look at the potential of what is now a commonly used component in facade design - a load-bearing glass wall panel.
| The “One Single Model” approach rises as the best tool to manage complex buildings through the different engineering branches.
| Time-temperature superposition principle is widely used to generate interlayer modulus properties in the form of mastercurves for use in glass design.
Stiff PVB and Annealed Laminated Glass for Freestanding Balustrades with Respect to National Standards in Europe
| This paper presents an evaluation of the use of annealed laminated glass incorporating the stiffer PVB interlayers.
| Cantilevered laminated glass balustrades supported by bearing in continuous base shoes are among the most ordinary applications of structural glass.
Technical Considerations and Performance of Structural Glazing Glass Façade of High-Rise Building in Extreme Climate
| This case study describes the façade performance of the 2nd tallest building in China, the Ping An International Finance Center (Ping An IFC), located in the city of Shenzhen.
| In this paper the mechanical and application properties of Sikaflex®-268, a high performance polyurethane adhesive are presented and compared to Sikasil® SG-500, a typical silicone adhesive used for structural glazing applications in facades.
| Decorative glass is limitless in design, colors, patterns, textures, and offers aesthetic brilliance in countless interior applications.
| The structural sealant glazing (SSG) system was adopted in numerous skyscrapers glass facades since the mid 1980’s in Japan.