Hot Topics - What's New in Fire-Rated Glass & Framing

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TGP strives to help design professionals stay at the forefront of fire-rated and specialty architectural glazing — whether it's the latest product updates, industry news or design ideas. You can learn about a new channel glass system that is tested and approved for hurricane impact applications or TGP's new look book for architects. Read more in this edition of Hot Topics.

Pilkington Profilit Hurricane
See article below for new Pilkington Profilit Hurricane product resources

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TGP's New Blog on USGlass Web Site

Chuck Knickerbocker, TGP's curtainwall manager, was recently invited to become a regular blogger on USGNN's Web Site, The USGlass News Network, With more than 25 years in the glazing industry, his passionate viewpoints on regulatory issues, experience working with architects, and opinions on technical advancements in the glazing industry will bring new insights to design and building professionals.

Chuck's blog, "Field Notes", joins the ranks of regular industry commentators Megan Headley, USGlass editor, and Ellen Giard Rogers, Paul Bieber, Max Perilstein, Pete Chojnakci and Debra Levy.

Be sure to watch for Chuck's new blog this month at

TGP's Architectural Look Book features full-page photos that can be torn out for project inspiration

New Look Book for Architects

TGP is proud to introduce our new Architectural Look Book. This piece was developed with architects and design professionals in mind to serve as a source of inspiration. It describes both our architectural and fire-rated glass and framing product lines and highlights exciting full-page product installation photography. The pages are perforated, allowing the pictures to be easily pulled out to help guide designs.

View an online version or order your new Architectural Look Book today!

Channel Glass for Curved and Serpentine Walls

The Pilkington Profilit™ channel glass system from TGP consists of self-supporting "U"-shaped cast-glass channels mounted in an extruded metal perimeter frame. The channels come in lengths up to 23 feet. Channel glass typically does not require intermediate mullions.

The framing system and narrow glass channels allow formation of straight walls, or dramatic curved and serpentine walls with tight radii (as low as 6' 6"). These properties enable designers to create large, uninterrupted areas of glazing for interiors or exteriors, which works especially well for capturing daylight.

Pilkington Profilit is available in a variety of colors and textures with varying translucency, allowing for the passage of natural light without the loss of privacy. It provides warm, diffuse light for interior spaces without glare.

For more information about design options with Pilkington Profilit, see our Architectural Specification Manual.

The Oceanaire® Seafood Room in Houston features a Pilkington Profilit™ curved wall

A dramatic night view of The Oceanaire Seafood Room provides design professionals with the product resources they need

TGP's Fire-Rated Glass Web Site Receives Accolades

In USGlass Magazine's annual Web site contest, TGP's fire-rated glass Web site,, received honors as the Best Fire-Rated Glass Site. The fire-rated glass site meets the needs of design professionals through easy-to-understand icons, specs and detailed drawings, and BIM 3D models.

Pilkington Profilit™ Hurricane is the only tested and approved hurricane impact channel glass system in North America

TGP Adds New Pilkington Profilit™ Hurricane Product Resources

Pilkington Profilit™ Hurricane Web resources are now online. Resources include a product fact sheet, architectural specification manual, and three-part CSI specifications. Pilkington Profilit Hurricane is a translucent channel glass system that is impact-rated to withstand the ravages of high winds and fierce storms. The system is tested in Miami/Dade County and certified for Florida State Product approval. Visit the Web site,, or e-mail for more information.

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If you have a recent project that incorporated our products (such as Pilkington Pyrostop®, Fireframes®, FireLite® family of products, Pilkington Profilit™ or Neoparies®), we would like to see it. Simply e-mail snapshots and a brief description to Your work could be featured in a case study in Hot Topics or in a national publication.

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