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November/December 2002

     New Products

Moulding
OUTWATER Outwater Offers New Rope Mouldings
Outwater Plastics Industries Inc. of Wood-Ridge, N.J., features a new assortment of half-round and full-round rope mouldings, which now include multi-density-fiberboard and flexible formats. According to the company, these rope mouldings can be stained or painted easily and are ideal for use as ornamentation or tack on mouldings for borders on cabinets, furniture and door and window trim.

Glass Options
American Weather-Seal Adds Triple-Glass Options
AMERICAN American Weather-Seal of Barberton, Ohio, has introduced two new triple-glass options to its line of Chateau replacement windows. These new glass options are available on Chateau double-hung, slider, casement and awning windows. 

One glass option offers an R-6.3 (U-value .16), two dead-air spacers filled with argon gas and PPG Solarban 60 low-E glass. The second option has an R-9.1 (U-value .11), two dead-air spacers filled with krypton gas and PPG Solarban 60 low-E glass.

Control Systems
Bronze Craft Offers Window Control Systems
Bronze Craft of Nashua, N.H., is now distributing window control systems by Ultraflex Control Systems. Ultraflex offers the world’s greatest range of products for clerestory window and skylight applications, according to Bronze Craft. Control systems are available for manual, motorized or pneumatic installations. Each type of control system offers a selection of operators, which range from light residential to heavy commercial window designs. 

Doors
SIMPSON Simpson Door Introduces Primed-Packaged Doors
Simpson Door Co. of McCleary, Wash., has introduced the Primed Package, a comprehensive collection of ready-to-paint doors. The new product offering consists of four separate door lines, more than 100 standard door designs and a wide variety of applications, including exterior doors, interior doors, French doors and bi-fold doors. 

“This new program provides a homeowner with the opportunity to select the ready-to-paint door that is best for his home, and for any door in the house. It’s one-stop shopping for painted doors,” said Jim Brandt, Simpson’s marketing services manager.

VEKA Offers New Entry Door
VEKA VEKA Inc. of Fombell, Pa., recently announced the release of the SwingView™ classic entry door.

As a part of the SwingView line of vinyl entry doors, VEKA design engineers have developed this new “traditional looking” swing door to compliment its all-welded, 5-inch panel door. The new SwingView derives the name from its traditional configuration of 
5-inch stiles, 6-inch header panel and 9-inch kick rail.

Flooring
Universal Forest Offers Open Joist 2000
UNIVERSAL Sales of Universal Forest Products Inc.’s innovative Open Joist 2000® floor trusses are accelerating as builders are discovering the advantages to using Open Joist 2000, a revolutionary open-web, all-wood floor truss. 

Engineered for long spans and superior load carrying capabilities, Open Joist 2000’s assembly process uses finger joinery and a waterproof structural adhesive that produces stronger, better performing floor systems, said the company. 

The open-web engineering allows builders to install mechanical systems such as plumbing, electrical and heating ductwork within the floor frame instead of below them as with other floor joists. According to the company, this eliminates dangling mechanicals and the need to dig deeper foundations, making installation quick and easy while also reducing site preparation costs. 

PRODUCT EXPANSION
Fypon Improves Product Line
Fypon Molded Millwork of Stewartstown, Pa., recently announced an improvement to its product line that it says will save customers time and money.

Fypon’s entire product line now comes shipped from the factory with a topcoat of exterior white paints, eliminating the need to apply paint after Fypon products are installed.

Fypon says it uniquely manufactures its products with water-blown rigid polyurethane foam. By using water as the blowing agent, the foam only generates carbon dioxide, a non-CFC gas. Fypon chooses to use this method instead of alternatives like freon-based foams that generate ozone-depleting agents such as chloro-fluoro-carbons and hycro-choloro-fluoro-carbons. 

Georgia-Pacific Adds 22 New Patterns
DURAMINE In August 2002, DuramineTM, a high-quality, thermally fused melamine from Georgia-Pacific (GP) Corp. of Atlanta was added to the company’s solid, woodgrain, abstract and texture styles. The addition brings 22 new woodgrain pattern offerings.

“The 22 new fruitwood and maple patterns take advantage of technologies in printing, creating very realistic woodgrains,” said Jim Buffington, national sales manager of GP’s industrials distribution. “Introducing the new color line is just another way Georgia Pacific is leading the market.”


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