Opaque Beauty: Specifying Ceramic Frit Alternative Coatings for Spandrel Glass
ICD High Performance Coatings manufactures paints, coatings, and chemicals. Historically, we have developed and manufactured coatings for the architectural glass markets, specifically spandrel coatings and interior wall cladding. Today, we are seen as both experts in silicone coating technology and providing coatings solutions where none previously existed. In 1986, we started with the desire to create green and healthy alternatives to glass coatings on the market, which spawned our flagship product OPACI-COAT-300®. Headquartered in Ridgefield, Washington, USA. ICD reaches customers and markets globally by working directly with customers, maintaining representation networks, and strategic manufacturing in other locations. Our products are sold to glass fabrication plants across the globe, who become part of the ICD Approved Factory Fabricator program. We also make other products for glass, as well as metals and plastics, such as polycarbonate.
The spandrel portion of a building offers the design team many options when it comes to aesthetics, function, and green building opportunities. Attendees will learn about applications for spandrel glass, various styles of spandrel glass, and environmental aspects and factors for successful specifications.
- Review spandrel glass and its applications including green building projects
- Discuss the environmental durability of applied silicone opacifiers to spandrel glass
- Explain how opacifiers can contribute to LEED v4 credits
- List factors when specifying silicone opacifiers on spandrel glass