Volume 33, Number 5, May 1998

NEW PRODUCTS - 5/98

ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

New Glass From Visteon

Visteon Automotive Systems of Dearborn, MI, is offering Visteon Versalux™, a new brand of architectural glass that includes the Versalux™ Blue 2000 and Blue 2000 reflective glass. The new blue glasses are available coated or uncoated, in a variety of performance levels and in gray, green and bronze. The glass also contains upgraded thermal characteristics that include what the company says is a 17-percent improvement in "shading coefficient."

ALTERNATIVE GLAZING

Weck® Offers Glass Blocks

Weck of Crystal Lake, IL, offers glass blocks in designer shapes that can be used in curved glass walls or regular glass walls. The company offers firestop blocks, blocks in eurocolors and BlokUp™ mortarless systems.

Inventor Develops MacGlass Formula

Joseph N. Iacobaccio of the McKay Group in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, has developed a chemical formula called MacGlass that, according to the inventor, utilizes approximately 35 percent of pulverized, unwanted glass and involves a cold-cure process. Glass that is colored, contaminated or broken can be used with no sorting necessary. The finished chemical solution is poured into tile-like molds that can be embedded with photos, graphics or fabric.

Fen-Tech Offers Custom Glazing and Grids

Fen-Tech, Inc. of Superior, WI, has introduced full service custom glazing and grids. The custom glass can be manufactured to thicknesses from one-half inch to one inch and contains spacer systems in black or gray Swiggle® or Edgetech® super spacer. According to the company, Low-E glass and argon filling are also available.

DOORS AND RELATED HARDWARE

Sliding Doors From Kawneer

Kawneer of Norcross, GA, offers HPS and HPX sliding doors. The HPS sliding doors are available in four different ranges and, according to the company, meet the criteria of the American Architectural Manufacturers Associa-tion.

The HPX sliding doors have taller, heavier sections that the company says withstand wind loads and water.

JLM Stocks Hanchett Entry Systems Products

JLM Wholesale of Oxford, MI, is stocking the entire line of Hanchett Entry Systems products.

According to the company, the electric strikes can accommodate virtually any lockset on the market and some have the ability to release, recapture and contain a lockset with a one-inch deadbolt.

WINDOW FILM

Riken Releases Rivex Clear Blind Film

Riken Vinyl Industry Co. LTD of Ontario, CA, has released its Rivex Clear Blind window film into the American market. According to the company, its Rivex film can block ultraviolet rays by more than 50 percent while also complying with DMV transparency regulations.

SOLVENTS AND CLEANERS

Sprayway Offers All-Purpose Cleaner

Sprayway, Inc. of Addison, IL, offers its Spray No. 31 Crazy Clean All Purpose Cleaner for use in most cleaning situations. The company says the spray can be used for removing dirty hand prints, scuff marks and grease, among other things.

TOOLS & SUPPLIES

Amazing Glazing Offers 3M™ Trizact™ Films

Amazing Glazing of Howell, MI, has introduced 3M's Trizact abrasive polishing films for glass polishing and scratch removal. The films use natural abrasives formed in the shape of small pyramids and include four grades of film that process glass from a fine ground to clear polish. Amazing Glazing also offers a scratch repair and polishing system with a 115-volt center water feed and Trizact discs as a companion system to the 3M film.

The company has also been named an authorized master distributor for 3M's abrasive system division.

TRANSPORTATION, PACKING & SHIPPING

GasTran IG Handling System From Torqer

Torqer, Inc. of Cleveland, OH, has introduced the GlasTran insulating glass lite handling and delivery system. The GlasTran fits two abreast in a trailer, is designed to carry all sizes, consists of two separable components and is fitted with adjustable bumpers.

COMPUTERS

Glassoft Offers Software

Glassoft of North Wales, UK, offers Optimax and QuickOpt computer software systems for use in the glass industry. Optimax is the full-featured program, with modules for both order processing and machinery control. QuickOpt, a simpler version of Optimax, combines order entry, optimizing and output of cutting instructions into one process.

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