GlassEmpowering Industry Expertise: FGIA Unveils Cutting-Edge Technical Bulletin

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FGIA Introduces Innovative Technical Bulletin for Enhanced Insulating Glass Unit Testing

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is proud to announce the release of a groundbreaking Technical Bulletin, revolutionizing the way insulating glass units (IGUs) are tested and reported. The newly published document, IGMA TB-2701-23, Guidelines for the Testing of Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) and the Presentation of the Results, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store.

Modernizing Testing Practices

With the incorporation of updated ASTM test methods specifically designed for IGU testing, this Technical Bulletin aims to streamline and standardize the evaluation of moisture vapor transmission rate in IGUs. By adopting ASTM F1249 as the standard test method for assessing sealant MVTR, FGIA ensures that industry professionals can make informed decisions regarding moisture ingress prevention and the longevity of IGUs.

Optimizing IGU Performance

Brian White (H.B. Fuller), Chair of the FGIA Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) Update Task Group, emphasizes the significance of the document’s contributions: “This document helps modernize the methods that fenestration professionals can use to test the rate of moisture permeation across IGU edge sealants. Knowing the MVTR of a particular sealant is critical to choosing the best barrier to moisture ingress and ensuring the longest possible IGU service life.”

Accessing the Technical Bulletin

In addition to IGMA TB-2701-23, FGIA offers a comprehensive selection of IGMA documents and Technical Bulletins through their online store. Members can enjoy a discounted rate of USD 15, while non-members can purchase the document at USD 45.

Stay ahead of the curve in the fenestration industry by acquiring this invaluable resource from FGIA today.

Source:  Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance with additional information added by Apazone

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