Estes Twombly, Peter Vanderwarker

Events for May 12, 2021

Webinar: ICD High Performance Coatings presents, Silicone Coatings: An Alternative to Ceramic Frit for Spandrel Glass

Wednesday May 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Zoom Registration required

Course Description: 

This course will provide architects and designers education about silicone-based coating technologies that can be specified as an alternative to ceramic frit for spandrel glass applications. Attendees will learn how spandrel glass is used on a facade for aesthetic value and functionality. Specific factors related to high-performance silicone coatings will be discussed including sustainability, thermal stress breakage mitigation, facade visual harmonization, and color matching capabilities.

Learning Objectives:   After completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the following:

  • Definition of high-performance silicone coatings as a healthy and sustainable alternative to other spandrel glass materials
  • Rigorous testing to prove longevity and application suitability
  • Considerations when specifying silicone opacifiers on spandrel glass
  • Advantages of using silicone coatings in design to prevent hazardous solvent, heavy metals, and high VOCs in the environment