Volume 13, Issue 7 - September 2012
Products That Pay
Henry Ford once said, “It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages.” With Ford’s quote in mind?manufacturers, retailers, dealers and distributors of flat glass, residential doors and windows, in addition to contract glaziers, architects, specifiers and builders will not want to miss out on this year’s GlassBuild America (GBA), September 12-14, in Las Vegas.
Here are some of the products that will be on display at this year’s show, and if you are a type of business described above, you should heed Ford’s advice and locate products at GBA to set your business ahead of your competition.
DOOR AND WINDOW HARDWARE
If you are looking for a hinge to meet new energy specifications and requirements for increased window performance, check out Truth’s new high performance hinge. Company officials say this hinge is capable of supporting a 140-pound sash which allows manufacturers to use triple-pane and laminated-glass packages in larger windows.
In addition, the company will also have on display the SafeGard
window opening control device which meets more stringent safety requirements
such as ASTM F2090-10.
Booth #327 Amesbury Meets Hardware and Sealing Needs
The company will also feature the Spiral, Lite-Lift and Super-Lift balances. The 3/8-inch Super Heavy Duty Spiral can achieve weights up to 52 pounds per pair or up to 104 pounds when used in tandem. The Lite-Lift and Super-Lift Class 5 balances can attain weights up to 130 pounds.
For companies also seeking sealing products the company will showcase its Foam-Tite C2 from Sealing Products. This is a soft TPV foam material that allows continuous corner applications to be seamless, according to the company.
Finally, Schlegel will showcase its QWFR door seal with
patent-pending intumescent foam that meets a Category G Edge Seal.
Booth #1163 Get Integrated
The company will also be featuring a casement operator and
locking system, called Optima. Company officials say the system delivers
up to 400 percent more water resistance beyond any known competitive offering.
Booth #1017 An All-Stainless- Steel Solution
Built for heavy sash weights, company officials say the NOVA dual arm casement operator ensures smooth operation and unmatched performance for extra large windows. The convenient snap-on cover is designed for quick installation and convenient transport without compromising elegance.
Also within this booth, SIEGENIA-AUBI, which is exclusively distributed by Interlock, will introduce its TITAN AF-X system as an all-stainless-steel solution. The stainless-steel system is available for both single and double-sash windows, which company officials say combines superior aesthetics and maximum corrosion resistance.
According to a company release, this system is an eco-friendly
solution and not only offers extreme durability and a long service life,
but also was produced without any additional chemical or galvanization
treatments. This new all-stainless-steel system is a solution for harsh
coastal environments and maximum security up to class WK/RC2.
This new seal is a closed-cell ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and according to a company release, EPDM synthetic rubber material will not absorb water. The material offers excellent weather resistance, compression set and low thermal conductivity. The product includes secure kerf fitting and low-friction coating on the surface of the seal for ease of installation and functionality.
This sealing material is UL 157 certifiable, and available
in standard and custom profiles.
Booth #1345 Meet Demands with New Seal
Ultrafab adds that today’s door and window designs demand a competitively priced seal with low closing forces and long-term resiliency that will provide protection against short- and long term air and water infiltration, and this product fits the bill.
The multi-hollow bulb (MHB) seal line offers both the low closing force of a hollow bulb seal and the long-term resiliency of a foam-filled seal, according to the company. The new MHB seal line offers a price point between traditional hollow bulb seals and foam-filled seals.
The strategic placement of a “bulb inside a bulb” creates
a multi-chambered structure when the bulb is in a compressed state (see
photo). The three chambers that are created make for improved thermal
and sound abatement properties over standard hollow bulb seals, the company
DOOR AND WINDOW SYSTEMS
According to a company release, EnergyQuest will give those manufacturers looking to redesign and retool their products additional options to achieve the proposed 2014 U-factors from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This system will be available in double-hung, single-hung, slider, patio-door, casement and picture window options. In addition, EnergyQuest accommodates either double- or triple-glazed insulating glass units up to 1 1/8-inch thick, and will be offered with or without an extruded nail fin for fast and easy installation.
Company officials say it will also come standard with Quanex’s
exclusive SuperCoat™ UV-cured technology, which is available in six colors,
including black, architectural bronze, brick red, adobe, hunter green
Booth #547 Unveiling a Genius
MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
The PVC/vinyl components are easier to install and are composed
of heating elements, an electrical panel, and control console. The control
console allows the user to manage the air emission of the heaters and
keep a consistent temperature during the bending process. Custom rollers
are designed with high precision for each profile to minimize deformation
of the work piece.
Booth #2163 A Vertical Solution
In addition to this vertical solution, the company also
offers a range of horizontal equipment.
Booth #1753 Wakefield Adds to IG Line
Booth #1463 Scan for Defects
Lisec will also exhibit a scanning system GPS.perfectscan.
According to a company release, the system not only checks single glass
lites for any optical defects, but also laminated or insulating glass
units, including triple-glazed units. The scanner can detect visual defects
in continuous mode according to the quality criteria defined by the user.
According to a company release, when used as the interior
pane of a double-glazed window, ClimaGuard HiLightR can cut the rate of
heat loss by 18 percent.
Booth #419 Enhance Insulating Performance
According to a company release, Sungate 600 glass is a multifunctional, low-E glass designed to enhance the insulating performance of buildings in a variety of climates and applications. SunClean self-cleaning glass, which PPG introduced nearly a decade ago for the residential construction market, is ideal for commercial applications such as skylights, canopies, walkway covers, glass shading devices and other sloped or difficult-to-access glazings.
Additionally, PPG will display popular architectural glass
products such as SOLARBAN® 70XL, Solarban R100, Solarban z50 and Solarban
60 solar control, low-E glasses and STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass.
The company points out that laminates are growing in popularity, particularly in patio doors and façades. One of the many benefits of profile wrapping, according to the company, is the ability to add a range of color on windows in both wood designs and solid colors. Additionally, the company’s line of Metbrush profile films, which shine with the look of brushed metal, are being expanded by two color tones: chocolate and mocha. The company will also be showcasing a new design with skai Santana Oak, which the company says offer window profiles that look extremely natural and lifelike.
All products are equipped with Hornschuch’s “cool colors”
technology which provides a clear reduction in the heating of the profiles
in intense sunlight.
According to a company release, Thiover sealants are solvent-free,
do not contain any harmful ingredients, feature excellent mechanical properties
and have extremely low permeability to water and gas. These sealants are
also compatible with all spacers and with most of the materials used in