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Fiberglass Material Council has launched new web page.

Press Release Summary:

May 09, 2012 - Fiberglass Material Council (FMC) of AAMA launched new web page featuring new content, updated layout, as well as relevant information to fiberglass community and fenestration industry as a whole. In addition to highlighting fiberglass popularity and durability, main page offers news and events as well as navigation options to explore Market Study Data, Green and Sustainability, Pultrusion, Fiberglass Product Reliability and Durability, Protective Coatings, and Corrosion Resistance pages.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA's Fiberglass Material Council Launches New Web Page

Press release date: Apr 27, 2012

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The Fiberglass Material Council (FMC) of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) launched a new web page, developed by the FMC Marketing Committee, featuring new content and an updated page layout, as well as the addition of relevant information of interest to the fiberglass community and the fenestration industry as a whole.

"The FMC Marketing Committee collaborated to create comprehensive new content to provide facts about fiberglass and its versatility," says AAMA's FMC Marketing Committee Chair Kathy Krafka Harkema (Pella). "With fiberglass continuing to be a sought-after material in construction for today's residential and commercial fenestration applications, this new content will help build understanding of the role fiberglass can play in construction."

In addition to fiberglass news and events, from FMC's main web page, which highlights fiberglass's popularity and durability, web users are able to navigate to pages related to fiberglass covering the following:
  • Market Study Data illustrates fiberglass' popularity and market growth.
  • Green and Sustainability highlights fiberglass' high sustainability, its compatibility with glazing materials and its energy efficiency. Many fiberglass fenestration products have earned the ENERGY STARĀ® label. Fiberglass windows and doors are popular choices for architects, designers, builders, contractors and others seeking to create LEEDĀ® certified buildings.
  • Pultrusion gives a brief overview of the pultrusion process, a fabrication process that produces lineal material used to create fiberglass windows and doors.
  • Fiberglass Product Reliability and Durability gives details on how fiberglass is designed to withstand the challenges of unique climate conditions (e.g., extreme high and low temperatures and hurricane-force winds).
  • Protective Coatings details factory-finished fenestration options. Coated fiberglass products offer labor-saving, environmentally-friendly solutions. The surfaces of coated fiberglass are resistant to blistering, peeling or chipping.
  • Corrosion Resistance gives brief details on why fiberglass is naturally resistant to corrosion and staining.

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    AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.sm