SGCC maintains a certification program under which manufacturers of safety glazing products voluntarily submit their products for testing to an SGCC-approved independent testing laboratory. To cover testing and program costs, a nominal per-product fee is charged to the manufacturer. The testing procedures used in SGCC’s program are consistent with those established in ANSI Z97.1, CPSC 16 CFR 1201 and CAN/CGSB 12.1. These specifications call for practical safety tests — to establish that safety glazing materials, if broken, will tend to reduce the risk of injury or death.
SGCC certification is in everyone’s best interest. In the glazing marketplace, specifying engineers can be confident in their selection of SGCC-certified architectural glazing products. Builders take comfort in the fact that the SGCC-certified glass they handle and install has met industry standards. Building owners are afforded an extra degree of risk minimization through third-party review. And whether they know it or not –occupants benefit from the rigorous testing that precedes SGCC certification.
One of the first companies to commercialize PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) back in the early 50’s. It was the first synthetic fiber invented and led the early phase of Japan’s synthetic fiber industry. This company has come a long way since then, and is now considered the leader and pioneer in regards to interlayers used by the glass industry.
We have a close relationship with their owners, and partner with them on their R&D front. We order low VOC paints from them for our custom paint and curing line. ICA Group’s water-based coatings have been awarded the European Union’s LIFE mark, which is given to projects that embody a high level of technological innovation geared towards the safeguarding of the environment.
ICD Coating technology offers a self-crosslinking silicone rubber latex highly recommended for exterior usage where there is a lot of thermal expansion/contraction. Perfect for use as spandrel glass on exterior building facades. For over thirty years, ICD has provided the architectural glass community with coatings that not only replace hazardous products on the market, but provide wide color options, ease of use, and performance needed on what will be a long standing project.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
North America’s largest glass producer, dedicated to glass innovation and is the industry’s most respected commercial glass manufacturer. We collaborate with their technical developers, and continue to order their glass in bulk for most of our custom architectural glass pieces.
Founded in 1990, the association’s mandate is to promote and assist to develop an image of a responsible and valuable Canadian industry as well as provide educational, social and collaborative events relative to the glass and metal industry. Having a membership with this Association offers us access to educational seminars, promotes awareness, creates networking opportunities, and advocates integrity within the glass industry.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is the country’s champion of small business. They are Canada’s largest non-profit organization devoted to creating and supporting an environment where business can succeed. CFIB advocate for small business with politicians and decision-makers. As a non-partisan organization, they influence public policy based on their members’ views, ensuring that they have a chance to affect the laws and policies that affect their business. Members also receive their expert advice on human resources, business support, compliance and more.