This November, fenestration industry company
representatives and suppliers will travel to Toronto for the annual Win-door
North America Show, November 17-19. The event, which will be held at the
Metro Toronto Convention Center, South Building Hall E, this year, is
sponsored by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association.
Following is a sneak peek of the products that will be displayed there.
Get an Advantage
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International,
has assembled a special line of adhesives for wood window manufacturers—the
Advantage® Trio. The Advantage Trio includes three adhesives, the
Advantage 415, Advantage 425 and Advantage EP.
Advantage 415 is a water-resistant, two-part cross-linking polyvinyl acetate
emulsion adhesive that can be used for finger-jointing, edge-gluing and
hot-pressing. The second Advantage product in the line is Advantage 425,
which also is water-resistant. The two-part cross-linking PVA emulsion
adhesive is easy to extrude, provides good finger coverage and also features
a low minimum use temperature, according to the company. Finally, the
Trio also includes Advantage EP-925, a two-component emulsion polymer
isocyanate (EPI) adhesive that can be used with conventional cold press
or hot press equipment.
Truseal Highlights Envirosealed Windows™ Advantage Program
Truseal’s new Envirosealed Windows Advantage program gives manufacturers
choices among pre-certified packages that the company says exceed Energy
Star® 2010 and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .30/.30 tax
credit requirements, as well as packages that exceed future standards
proposed for 2016. Through the program, producers are able to create windows
with ratings as high as R-6 (0.17 U-value) economically. This is 50 percent
better than Energy Star 2010 criteria, according to the company.
The Envirosealed Windows Advantage program includes three components:
the spacer, the glass and the frame. Windows rated as Envirosealed Windows
Advantage feature Duralite® spacers by Truseal, one of several premium
glass options from the Envirolite™ glass pack program, and EnergyCore™
frames by Mikron. Truseal has pre-certified multiple window designs using
combinations of these components in conjunction with optional argon gas
“By packaging these three components together, Truseal is able take the
burden of certification away from manufacturers, giving them more resources
to focus on window sales, which we also support through the Envirosealed
Windows Advantage marketing program,” says Gus Coppola, Truseal president.
Edgetech to Promote SustainaBLOCK™ Setting Blocks
The newest setting blocks from Edgetech I.G. were designed to help meet
the need for total system compatibility and are available in a wide variety
of material options, including the latest in stable silicone technology.
The SustainaBLOCK line of setting blocks can be used to position, cushion
and support glass in a window frame or opening, and are compatible with
most sealant types. In addition to their sustainable attributes, SustainaBLOCKs
are available in variety of sizes, profiles and materials, including silicone
rubber, EPDM and plastics. With a minimum order, Edgetech also can customize
SustainaBLOCKs based on color, material, packaging and self-adhesion needs.
The company also recently upgraded its Super Spacer® Premium and Premium
Plus silicone warm-edge spacer systems. Company officials say that these
new systems have been tested to show that they can improve U-values and
condensation resistance and have low thermal conductivity numbers.
New PVC Door Jambs and Venting Sidelights from Aribell
Aribell Products Limited now offers door jambs in PVC (both pre-finished
white and stainable to match fiberglass doors) with a metal reinforcing
bar already installed in the back of the jamb. The jambs are designed
to provide rigidity while offering both low-maintenance properties as
well as ease of use, according to the company.
The company also has available pre-made venting sidelights in half, three-quarters
and and full vent. The venting units come with a pre-installed insect
screen, and are available with varying jamb widths in both steel and fiberglass
John Evans’ Sons Offers New Side Load Balance System
John Evans’ Sons Inc.’s new side load constant force balance system is
a new option for side load windows that offers a low price, requires little
operating force and require less space for storage, according to the company.
John Evans’ Sons officials say the new patent-pending system also allows
for a quiet and tight-fitting sash, utilizes AAMA-qualified springs and
provides for a simple conversion from block and tackle.
More Options from Truth
Truth Hardware will display several new hardware options, including the
Marvel™ power operator system, new Encore® handle/cover options and
its new positive-action lock (PAL).
The brand-new Marvel power operator system has a sleek design that it
says is simple to install, easy to operate and is reliable and affordable,
according to the company. It can lift skylight sashes weighing up to 90
pounds and operates from a standard 110-volt household current. An
optional RF remote control and roof mount rain sensor also are available.
Truth’s new Encore cover and handle designs include a full-flip folding
handle that recesses in the operator cover and a snap-fit cover, which
removes easily for painting and staining of window frames.
The new PAL also will be on display. The company’s new lock is versatile
and easy to operate, and is available in the original “push button” design
and now the new “slide tab” design, both of which lock automatically upon
closure. The PAL also offers a snap-on cover, which provides for
aesthetic possibilities and reduced material costs.
Get a GreenStar™
MaxValue Doors will be displaying its new GreenStar™ hybrid entry doors,
which feature a smooth fiberglass and real wood interior. The company
says the doors are durable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
In addition, customers can stain the interior with a clear stain—or can
finish it to match other items in the home.
Do It All with Joseph Line
Joseph Machine Co. has a new line of custom and standard fabrication machines.
The company says the machine can work with both aluminum and PVC and provide
both a high yield and low scrap for the production floor.
Its customizable machines offer customer-specific innovative processes
and machine optimizations; access to the company’s engineers and designers;
and support from Joseph.
Get Centered with WTS Paradigm
WTS Paradigm will feature its CenterPoint software system, which is used
to generate quick, accurate and professional-looking quotes for your customers.
Quotes include to-scale drawings of each door or window, and the system
acts as the central repository for cataloging options and pricing. Dealers
also can manage their own sales forces through margin control, permissions
and other features included in CenterPoint.
The Middleton, Wis.-based company also offers software solutions for companies
that provide renovation options to customers. The solution includes tools
to help manufacturers manage contacts, schedule installations and track
and manage workflow.
Screen is Retractable and Flexible
Eclipse Architectural’s new retractable screening system from Centor is
available in a number of sizes up to 24 feet wide and 10 feet high. The
screen systems are available in custom colors and real-wood veneer finishes.
In addition, the screen’s hardware is integrated into the door frame itself
and features patent-pending Load Balancing Technology™ that allows for
effortless fingertip control. The retractable screens also feature the
company’s TIGht Technology™, which ensures control of the horizontal edges
of the screen, according to the company, and a shock absorption system.
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