Thermique(TM) Heated Glass Technology Wins 2005 ''Best of What's New'' Award from Popular Science Magazine

Engineered Glass Products’ ThermiqueTM heated glass technology has won a 2005 “Best of What’s New” Award in the home technology category from Popular Science magazine.

Best of What’s New’ is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year’s worth of work evaluating thousands of products,” says Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science. “These awards honor innovations that not only influence the way we live today, but that change the way we think about the future.”Thermique™ is a scientific breakthrough in radiant heating.The technology transforms ordinary glass into an efficient, elegant heat source. This is accomplished through the use of a proprietary conductive coating applied to the glass during fabrication. A specially designed controller supplies an electric current to the coating, which heats the glass with precise control. Heated glass towel warmers are among the first commercial products to take advantage of Thermique™ technology, designed exclusively by Engineered Glass Products. In addition to towel warmers, Thermique™ technology is being applied to architectural windows, oven ranges, warm food display cases, and more.

“Heated glass may be a brand new concept right now, but it won’t be long before Thermique™ technology is a commonplace and indispensable part in your everyday life,” says Mike Hobbs, CEO of Engineered Glass Products. “Glass products add beauty and style to any kitchen, bathroom, office, or restaurant. With Thermique™, we’ve taken all the advantages of ordinary glass and added a scientific usefulness that is vastly superior to competing technologies.”

All Thermique™ components are UL® Recognized, and the towel warmers and architectural windows are UL Approved. Engineered Glass Products is actively searching for business partners to help develop new uses for Thermique™ technology and bring them to market.

“We are honored to be recognized by Popular Science for our ThermiqueTM heated glass technology. Our researchers are true pioneers. Not only have they developed a groundbreaking technology, but they have transformed it into a group of exceptional home products for consumers,” says Hobbs.

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners – the “Best of What’s New” – are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year. The “Best of What’s New” Awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 12 categories: Auto Tech, Aviation & Space, Cars, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health, Photography and Recreation.

About Popular Science:

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.45 million and 6.5 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

About Engineered Glass Products:

Combining more than 50 years of experience with cutting-edge expertise, Engineered Glass Products is today’s premier developer of heated glass technology. EGP is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with a technology center located in Toledo, Ohio. For more information on heated glass technologies, e-mail or visit the Web site at Hot glass technology. Reflect on the possibilities.

600450 Thermique(TM) Heated Glass Technology Wins 2005 ''Best of What's New'' Award from Popular Science Magazine
Date: 14 November 2005

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