Walker Glass Co. Ltd
Walker Glass Co. Ltd. is a dynamic market-driven enterprise with over 70 years of experience in the glass and mirror industry in North America. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of its development. In 2002, the company launched a full surface acid-etched glass and mirror product line under the Walker Textures® brand name. Since then, the company has added a line of custom and stock patterns, Walker Textures® Nuance and a line of anti-slip acid-etched glass products, Walker Textures® Traction. Furthermore, Walker offers three bird friendly glass solutions: AviProtek®, AviProtek® E*, AviProtek® T. And finally, Walker Textures® Transition is the custom solution for gradient effects on acid-etched glass.
‘*AviProtek® E is available with Solarban®60 VT, Solarban®67 VT and Solarban®70XL VT glasses by PPG
Interior (Glass & Mirror):
- Dividing walls
- Wall covering,
- Office partitions & enclosures,
- Shower & bath enclosures,
- Stairs and railings, doors,
- Displays & shelving,
- Elevator cabs,
- Kitchen cabinets,
- Furniture components,
- Plus many more.
- Insulated units,
- Transportation shelters,
- Bird friendly façade,
- Plus many more.
All Walker Textures® glass products can be used in interior and exterior applications while mirror products are only suitable for interior use. In glass flooring applications, the multi-level acid-etching Traction surface provides an unprecedented design option by combining discretion and security without impeding the natural flow of light. For a custom gradient solution, the Transition line is perfect with its Gradient and True Fade acid-etched glass finishes. Bird collisions with building glass facades occur across North America and are the major cause of bird mortality, claiming the lives of millions of birds each year. Walker Textures® provides a comprehensive package of 3 different solutions along with custom options to meet market expectations in many different ways:
- AviProtek®: Acid-etched markers on the outside surface
- AviProtek® E: Acid-etched markers on the outside surface with PPG solar control low-e coating on surface 2
- AviProtek® T: Transparent UV markers on the outside surface of the glass
Features, Benefits and Performance Capabilities
- All Walker Textures® products are supported by a 10 year warranty on surface degradation
- Made in North America
- Tested and proven products with various ASTM tests including: ASTM-501, ASTM-1378, ASTM-C158
- Anti-slip surface tested with ACTM-C1028
- Bird Friendly products were “Tested Effective” by the American Bird Conservancy
- Other information is also available: visible light transmittance, light diffusion, etc.
Walker Glass is proud to offer architects, designers and specifiers the following two courses:
Using and Specifying Acid-etched Glass or Mirror in Interior or Exterior Glass Applications
The purpose of this presentation is to provide in-depth knowledge of acid-etched glass & mirror products. The most up to date and detailed information will be provided to help understand how performance and design objectives can be achieved with this type of product. This presentation covers critical aspects, such as product characteristics, properties, specifications and constructability.
This course is one hour and is available in box lunch presentation format at your offices. It provides one AIA/HSW learning unit to members of the American Institute of Architects.
Bird Friendly Building Design with Acid Etched Glass
The purpose of this presentation is to provide in-depth knowledge of acid etched glass solutions in bird friendly building design. The most up to date and detailed information will be given to help understand how the risk of bird collision against building facades can be significantly reduced with appropriate acid etched glass solutions. The presentation covers aspects, such as bird migration and behavior, risk factors, key research findings, product testing, standards and guidelines as well as types of acid etched glass solutions and a comparative analysis with other options.
This course is one hour and is available in box lunch presentation format at your offices. It provides one AIA/HSW learning unit to members of the American Institute of Architects and one hour of GBCI CE (Continuing Education for members of The Green Building Certification Institute).