MOULDINGS AND MILLWORK
Vi-Lux Offers Cellular PVC Doorframe
Companies who want an alternative to traditional wood door frames that
is maintenance and rot free, moisture- and insect-resistant may want to
look at the new door frame from Vi-Lux Mouldings. The company says its
door frame system is the first cellular PVC reinforced door frame in both
4-9/16- and 6-9/16-inch sizes. The products are made of 100-percent virgin
PVC resin and can be reinforced with aluminum adding rigidity to the frames.
The door frames are available in pre-finished smooth white or VI-GUARD
primed white, woodgrain white or woodgrain stainable, reinforced or non-reinforced.
The woodgrain stainable frames are the perfect product to complement maintenance-free
exterior fiberglass doors, says the company.
MIC Meets Your Wood Needs
Those in need of wood mouldings, and other wood products, can look to
MIC Wood Products based in Scarborough, Ontario. The products are made
of white primed finger-jointed Chinese Fir, which the company says is
milled per the customer’s specification.
MIC adds that Chinese Fir is anti-termite, lightweight and is extremely
durable. The company’s product lines include window extensions, door jambs,
brick mould, mullions and other products.
Vision Helps “Snap it In”
Vision Industries says it has developed a product manufacturers have been
waiting for —the 7200 snap in tilt latch. The product offers a one-piece
finger pull that prevents malfunctions from construction debris accumulation.
It also offers an original snap in tilt latch design that provides the
fabricator with a solution to design pressure (DP) test failures by preserving
the integrity of the welded sash corners. This design allows the fabricator
to achieve DP numbers previously unattainable from conventional routed
in tilt latches and eliminates service calls for sticking tilt latches
due to construction dirt, according to the company.
X-Drive® Offers Flexibility
Roto Frank of America offers flexibility with its complete line of casement
and window hardware, the X-Drive® system. The operators are available
in a variety of architectural finishes and have an optional removable
cover. In addition to the aesthetic advantages, X-Drive offers patented
ease of installation through features such as self-locating guides and
strikers and preassembled lock bars, according to the company. The Roto
Frank two-bar hinge, which is part of the X-Drive line, is designed with
large and heavy sashes in mind.
Stürtz Expands LinearPro Line
Stürtz Machinery recently expanded its LinearPro line to include
the LinearPro 3D-Fab door-processing center. The new SMI-LinearPro 3D-Fab
accepts cut parts and performs all required fabrication for typical door
systems. The system requires only one operator and can fully fabricate
pre-cut vinyl profiles and reinforcements.
Sturtz also offers the LinearPro Fabrication saw as part of the line.
The saw can be outfitted with different cut configurations for sash, pocket
sill or sloped sill requirements, and options include the flying bridge
system, which allows flexible, programmable fabrication to be performed
concurrently with cutting and notching.
Both the fabrication saws and the machining center feature a linear motor-driven
DOORS AND WINDOWS
A Green Vinyl Window: Ecoshield
Kasson Keller’s new Ecoshield line of vinyl windows is designed to be
energy-efficient, while also integrating the properties of ecology, comfort
and economy into a high-performance design. The windows are available
with an ST glazing package that company officials say offers thermal efficiency
and can lower the average home energy bill by 30 to 40 percent and can
cut carbon dioxide output by 1,600 pounds per year.
Two Windows: One Continuous Header
The newest window solution from CWS is the “Side-by-Side” all PVC impact
and non-impact single-hung window, designed for instances in which two
windows need to be mulled together, offering two windows, but with one
continuous header and sill.
According to the company, the windows are easy to install, offer little
chance of water intrusion at the mull bar application, and require you
to transport and unload fewer windows to the job site.
CGI Windows and Doors Inc. in Miami has launched a new collection of luxury
doors, “Estate Entrances.” The Estate Entrances are designed to offer
the beauty of wood with the security, durability, quality and strength
of heavy-gauge aluminum. The line includes a wide selection of options,
including raised colonial muntins, solid aluminum panels, painted wood
grain finishes and custom colors. Doors come in a variety of configurations
and come standard with CGI’s patented 3-point security locking system.
Strengthen Your Steel
Bavarian Polymers has introduced a new Polymeric Reinforcement System
(PRES), a lightweight material with high insulation properties, resulting
in low U-values. The company says the new product can be used as a stiffener
to replace aluminum or steel, while it provides high flexibility with
profile design in combination with strength, rigidity and low weight.
Exhibitors Showcase New Products at Win-door North America
Win-door North America was held in November in Toronto, and, as usual,
it attracted many exhibitors launching new products. Below are a few of
the highlights. Win-door 2010 will be held November 16-18.
for the full wrap-up.
Get the Woodgrain Look
AquaSurTech OEM introduced a new technology that will give manufacturers
the opportunity to offer a woodgrain look on vinyl profiles. NuGrain™
is a paint-based application that offers a “non-repeating” pattern just
like real wood. It can be used in both interior and exterior applications.
The product also offers a textured feel with raised grain that creates
a 3D look. There is a minimal set up and start-up waste, making small
runs cost effective, according to the company. In fact, the company’s
Michael Braeuel reports that it has sold three machines in two months.
The Ultimate in Weatherseal: Tri-Fin
ULTRAFAB displayed its Tri-Fin, an ultimate pile weatherseal to be used
for minimizing air and water infiltration. Tests indicate a 25 percent
improvement in air infiltration compared to a single fin, according to
the company, and adds that customers are reporting less water leakage.
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