Thompson I.G.

Company address

3196 Thompson Road
Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Fax:
810.629.8342
Phone:
810.629.9558
COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Established in 1989, Thompson I.G. LLC, has grown from a small local glass fabricator to now being a top North American supplier of high-value, innovative glass products for the commercial, defense, industrial, transportation and residential markets.  Thompson’s diverse and unique product offering includes:

  • Insulating Glass for the residential and commercial markets
  • Laminated and Tempered Safety Glass
  • Digitally Printed Glass
  • Defender Bullet Resistant Glass
  • HealthDefender Antimicrobial Glass
  • SchoolDefender Safety Glass
  • Switchable Glass
  • Bird Friendly Glass

Thompson is Quality Management System - ISO 9001:2015 certified.

SO 9001:2015

Products

Insulating Glass
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Thompson I.G. specializes in producing insulating glass products and offers a wide spectrum of insulated glass units produced with the latest sealing and warm-edge technology on our vertical insulating glass production lines.
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We can meet most design or performance requirements for commercial building architectural glass, residential buildings, recreational vehicles (RV), commercial and mass transit. 

TIG has a metal spacer insulating glass line that has real-time production control.  The line can make IGUs up to 78” x 140”, has dual-seal silicone, and capability to use argon gas. 

Warm Edge Technology

Thompson IG uses the latest "Warm Edge" technology to aid in preventing the transfer of cold and moisture. Keep cold and moisture out, and warmth in with high performance Low-E coatings and Argon Gas. This energy-efficient glass gives building owners and homeowners the ability to incorporate larger window spaces into their office or home.

Commercial Building Architectural Glass

With an extensive range of coated and uncoated glass types, Thompson IG can satisfy the most demanding architectural requirements. This can include slope and butt glazing applications, silicone seal and dual seal. On site delivery is available upon request.

Residential Buildings

Thompson IG features many custom residential building glass services, including straight-line, shape v-grooving, decorative contours and custom-shaped muntin bars.

Recreation (RV), Commercial Vehicles and Mass Transit

Glass fabricated for the recreation and commercial vehicle industry is structurally sealed to provide the best strength and energy-efficiency available. With today's modern RV designs, the multitude of colors available through Thompson IG creates great aesthetic appeal.

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Tempered Glass
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There are two main types of heat treated glass: fully tempered (which is the typical tempered or toughened glass) and heat strengthened.
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Heat strengthened glass is twice as strong as annealed glass while fully tempered glass is typically four times the strength of annealed glass.

Thompson I.G. (TIG) has a two chamber furnace that can temper glass up to 72” x 140” and 3.0mm – 25.0mm.  with a 78” inline Lisec washer.

At Thompson I.G., our furnace uses the latest convection heat methods to achieve minimal distortion and to meet ASTM Standard Specification C1048. Our tempering line also includes a High Resolution LiteSentry Osprey™ distortion measurement which provides real-time high-resolution monitoring of distortion for glass tempering.

You can order tempered glass from 1/8" up to 1/2" thick. In addition, we provide special edging, polishing and drilled holes.

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Laminated Glass
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Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered and is composed of two or more panes of glass separated by one or more interlayers.
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The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength and adhesion to the glass surface prevents the glass from breaking up into large, sharp pieces.

Thompson I.G. (TIG) produces laminated glass using advanced lamination and autoclave technology. Beyond strength and safety, laminated glass also offers excellent sound absorption and ultraviolet filtration. Up to 99% UV radiation can be blocked to help protect against fading of interior objects such as artwork and furniture fabrics.

By using the combination of tinted glass and vinyl's, TIG is capable of producing laminated glass that offers a wide range of light transmission, energy efficiency and aesthetic possibilities.

Here are just a few of the laminated glass products we manufacture:

Commercial and Residential Laminated Glass Applications

  • Heat Strengthened Laminated
  • Tempered Low-E Laminated
  • Bullet Resistant (BR) Glass
  • Custom sizes and shapes up to 72" x 140"
  • Custom colors available

Stock Laminated Program (Billet Cases)

  • Light Cases (600 square feet)
  • Heavy Cases (1,200 square feet)

Vehicle Applications

  • Recreational Vehicles (RV)
  • Motor Coach and Bus
  • Mass Transit
  • Utility and Agricultural Vehicles

Specialty Laminated

Thompson I.G.  has an autoclave that is able to make glass laminates up to 72” x 140”
Thompson I.G.  has an autoclave that is able to make glass laminates up to 72” x 140”

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Specialty Glass
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Thompson I.G. (TIG) supports this very diverse specialty glass market with multiple capabilities. This classification of products includes doors, table tops, shelves, railing panels, interior partitions, and store front glazing.
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TIG’s capabilities to support this market include drilling, milling, edge polishing, laminating and digital printing.

V-Groove Glass

Whether you want a standard V-groove design or custom design, we can meet your specifications. We have many V-groove designs for your review.

Shower Door Glass 

We offer a variety of options to meet all of your shower door needs. Thompson IG has the ability to temper, edge, notch and drill holes. We stock glass up to 1/2" in thickness.

Spandrel Glass

We can supply all of your needs right here in our state-of-the-art facility. In addition to standard colors, we also offer custom color matching using ceramic frit to meet your specific glass needs and requirements.

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Dynamic Glass
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Suntuitive interlayer is a thermochromic, self-tinting technology, incorporated into PVB, a standard plastic used in glass lamination.
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About Suntuitive Dynamic Glass

Dynamic glass in a broad sense refers to a window that is able to transition or change its visuals properties or characteristics based on either the introduction of heat or electricity. Thompson I.G. is proud to offer Suntuitive® interlayer for dynamic glass, the leading dynamic glass technology produced by Pleotint, LLC.

Suntuitive interlayer is a thermochromic, self-tinting technology, incorporated into PVB, a standard plastic used in glass lamination. Suntuitive darkens gradually in response to rising temperatures caused by direct sunlight on the window, then cools as the sun moves across the sky, returning to a clear, neutral state in cloudy or dark environmental conditions when direct sun is no longer present. All this is absolutely no mechanical intervention.

Key Features

  • Powered by heat from direct sunlight
  • Continuously adapts tint level in response to heat from direct sunlight
  • Installation is the same as any traditional window system
  • Durable and maintenance-free
  • Works in round, curved, and operable windows

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As part of a dynamic window system, Suntuitive interlayer can help manage a building’s changing needs for passive solar gain, solar control and natural daylight transmittance. Ultimately, that can lower costs associated with air conditioning, artificial lighting and heating, which together can represent up to 70 percent of a building’s total energy consumption.

In addition, because of its laminated glass design, windows made with Suntuitive interlayer reduce outside noise and enhance building security. Building tenants also enjoy more consistently comfortable temperatures, reduced interior glare, more natural lighting and clear views of the outdoors every day of the year.

For additional information please see www.suntuitive.com

Digitally Printed Glass
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Glass is the ultimate canvas. Versatile and functional, it's a top candidate for a multitude of exterior and interior applications.
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Traditionally, glass as a design element has had limited creative value; but thanks to an ingenious use of technology, digital printing is now possible and its popularity as a versatile and aesthetic material is on the rise. 

One of our newest and most popular capabilities!

TIG is able to support this specialty glass printing market with our digital printing equipment and knowledgeable staff. This process requires a digital file that is either supplied by the customer or created by TIG using sophisticated image editing software. The image is then loaded into the large digital printer where it is printed on to the glass using various colors of ceramic ink. The ceramic ink is of the best quality, making it weatherproof, as well as scratch and UV resistant.

The ink is then cured thermally in the tempering oven. After curing, the ink bonds to the glass surface and becomes very hard and almost impossible to remove. Brilliant in color, the result is an attractive, high-resolution and durable product. Digital printing can be applied to glass to create various graphics on glass for almost unlimited applications.

  • Building Facades
  • Staircases
  • Doors      
  • Partitions 
  • Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Recreational Vehicles (RV)
  • Business Signage
  • Advertising

Digitally Printed Glass

Digitally Printed Glass

Digitally Printed Glass

Defender Bullet Resistant Glass
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Thompson's line of Defender® glass products offers a clear view of the outside while protecting those inside.
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As an industry leader in advanced glass and lamination technologies, Thompson I.G. offers customers throughout North America a full line of high-quality, custom glass products.

The Defender glass series offers many choices and eliminates specific threats. Defender's forced-entry protection products have been tested to withstand extensive physical attacks.

Several Defender products also offer different levels of bullet resistance (BR). Our Defender BR-rated products are certified through third-party testing to meet and exceed industry standard UL safety code requirements for those levels.

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HealthDefender Antimicrobial Glass
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Thompson’s HealthDefender glass provides building occupants in schools, governmental and commercial buildings with a healthier, cleaner, and safer environment.
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As an industry leader in advanced glass and lamination technologies, Thompson I.G. offers customers throughout North America a full line of high-quality custom glass products.

The HeatlthDefender Series provides the built environment with highly efficient insulated glass units using Pilkington's industry leading pyrolytic glass with a coating that provides antimicrobial properties and activity against enveloped viruses on the glass surface.

HealthDefender insulated glass units are completely customizable to fit your needs.

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