Volume 36, Issue 5, May 2001
Kudos to USG
I just wanted to compliment you on the February 2001 issue of USGlass, which I just finished reading. I really, really enjoyed it, and continue to think you have the best magazine by far for this industry. I particularly liked the Bradford interview (see February 2001 USGlass, page 56); it was really a great job.
Keep up the good work!
The article regarding the case of the shower door breakage against Guardian Industries appears to have a misstatement in paragraph two.
Tempered glass is produced to provide the safety feature of glass breaking into small pieces so as to prevent extensive lacerations. Your statement indicates that tempered glass breaks into long shards as a norm. Long shards are what can cause injury similar to the breaking of annealed glass.
Just an observation.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Editor’s Note: In the article to which Mauer refers, two clauses of the sentence were reversed inadvertently. It should have read: “The suit was brought by Thomas and Cindy Leipart of Pasadena, Calif., to California State Court against Guardian, alleging that a glass shower door manufactured by Guardian broke into long shards, rather than shattering into small pieces, as the result of a fall by Thomas Leipart.”
In Search of Linit U-Profiled Glass
I found an article in the July 2000 issue of Architectural Record about Linit U-profiled glass manufactured by Glas-fabrik Lamberts. It is a type of cast glass that contains load-bearing capacities because of its unique cross section.
I have contacted the distributor listed in the magazine for more information. I was hoping you would be able to give me information on any other products on the market that would compare to the Linit U-profiled glass. Please let me know if you have information about this product or any like it.
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