Volume 33, Number 6, June 1998

 

USGlass Magazine 15th Annual Guide to New Products & Services

 

ARCHITECTURAL METALS

SAF Offers Custom-Length Extrusions

Southern Aluminum Finishing of Atlanta, GA, has announced that its entire line of aluminum extrusions is now available in custom lengths. According to the company, the cut-to-length extrusions arrive on-site ready for installation or additional fabrication.

Copper Sales Expands Services

Copper Sales of Anoka, MN, says that it has a machine that allows heavier-gauge material to take on an appearance that is usually possible only with lighter-gauge material. According to the company, the equipment offers the ability to carve intricate designs, shapes and reveals into the face of a panel prior to finishing for decorative accents.

Valspar Introduces 20-Year Warranty

The Valspar Corporation of Garland, TX, has announced a standard 20-year warranty on its Fluropon® and Acroflur™ paint products. Fluropon is a factory-applied, baked-on coating containing 70 percent Kynar® or Hylar® fluoropolymer resins for use on the exterior of monumental structures. Acroflur contains 50 percent of these fluoropolymer resins, which allows it to resist chalking and fading.

Polymer from Commercial Plastics

Commercial Plastics of Bensalem, PA, has added perforated polymer, an alternative to perforated metals, aluminum and stainless steel, to its product line. According to the company, the product eliminates snap-off, resists bending, can be used in harsh environments and is easily cut.

 

COATINGS

Panel Tech Offers Architectural Coatings

Panel Tech of Kansas City, MO, offers coatings in a variety of colors for use on architectural metals. The Panel Tech coatings are available in Kynar 500® standard colors, baked on enamel, mill finish, coil anodized and supra stucco finish.

Edgeguard Offers Windshield Coating

Edgeguard, Inc. of Grand Junction, CO, presents a clear, protective coating around the perimeter of the windshield that it says prevents edge cracks. The company says that its product will extend the life of the windshield by protecting its edges, which are the most susceptible to cracks.

Protective Coating by Finishes Unlimited

Finishes Unlimited of Sugar Grove, IL, offers a new transparent, protective coating that is applied immediately after sandblasting glass. Bob Carey of Emerald Glass in Crystal Lake, IL, a retailer who uses the product, says that the finish makes it possible for etched or frosted glass to be cleaned with a soft cloth and makes it resistant to dirt.

 

COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE

NAGS®/Mitchell Offers New Software that Allows EDI Directly to Insurers

Mitchell International of San Diego, CA, has unveiled the e-ssenti@l service, an electronic commerce service that permits unrestricted transactions over a single communications network. This service, which Mitchell says will save companies money in subscription and transaction fees and increase competition for improved cost/quality ratios, is designed for business in medical claims, automotive collision repair and glass replacement industries.

Quest Software Releases New Program

Quest Software of St. John’s, MI, has introduced its new Windows®-based program. The GQ 2000 has true 32-bit processing capabilities and allows use of electronic ordering, EDI and employee security, among other things.

Albat + Wirsam Presents Software

Albat + Wirsam Software of Bellevue, WA, offers the WinProf, a Microsoft Windows®- based software package for the production of windows and doors. According to the company, the program offers sales order processing, production planning, time management, processing centers, cutting optimization, information systems and other features.

New Software From First Systech

First Systech International of Phoenix, AZ, offers a new fully integrated, graphical software system for window and door manufacturers and distributors. The company specializes in software that bar code systems distribution, accounting, electric catalog and service and support for manufacturing applications.

 

CURTAINWALL AND STOREFRONTS

Kawneer Offers Wall System

Kawneer Company, Inc. of Norcross, GA, offers a 1600 Wall System, which it says allows inside or outside glazing, ease of fabrication, low installation costs, design options and high thermal and structural performance. The company says that the system can accommodate monumental applications, multi-line punched openings and ribbon windows in both new and remodel projects. The system also incorporates the Iso-Strut® Thermal Break at both the vertical mullion and horizontals.

U.S. Aluminum Debuts Curtainwall System

United States Aluminum-Commercial Products Group of Waxahachie, TX, has developed the series 4500 and 4525 curtainwalls, which are designed for low- to mid-rise projects where exterior glazing is preferred. The systems feature pressure relieved horizontals and a non-conductive injection molded thermoplastic connector joining interior and exterior members.

Fleetwood Introduces 3070 EX

Fleetwood Aluminum Products, Inc. of Corona, CA, has introduced the Norwood 3070 EX, a multi-panel sliding glass door system designed for exterior use. The system can be used in commercial, heavy commercial and institutional applications.

MechoShade Systems Offers Two Products

MechoShade Systems, Inc. of Long Island, NY, has introduced the IQ/MLC™, a shade alignment system, and EuroVeil™ architectural screens. The IQ/MLC utilizes ElectroShades,™ with standard motors in a point-to-point hardwired system. Features of the new system include three default mid-window alignment positions with up to five levels of switching positions. The shades can align at any of three default or custom mid-window positions.

The EuroVeil shadecloth is a thin woven FR vinyl, with a five percent openness factor, available in a variety of densities and colors. According to the company, the EuroVeil shades provide optimum solar protection, excellent use of natural light and low energy consumption, while also lowering heat gain and offering daylighting.

Skywall Receives ICBO Accreditation

Terrell, TX-based Skywall Translucent Systems says it has received building code accreditation from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). Members of ICBO range from professionals in code enforcement to architecture, engineering, construction, product manufacturing and other areas affected by these fields.

 

DECORATIVE GLASS

Stanley Introduces New Glass Style

Stanley Whistler of Birmingham, MI, offers the new Birmingham® leaded glass style lite, which features simulated gold leaf caning, clear bevels and a water glass texture effect. The lite is made from shatter-resistant UV stable plastic.

 

DOORS AND RELATED HARDWARE

Stry-Buc Offers Closet Door Saver

Stry-Buc Industries of Sharon Hill, PA, has introduced the closet door saver to repair broken or cracked pin holes. According to the company, the closet door saver will quickly repair a broken corner and make it sturdier than the original door.

Jackson Introduces Surface Closers

Jackson Corporation has introduced a new line of surface closers. The S200 and S300 Series closers share the common 9-1/16-inch by 3/4-inch mounting hole template, which the company says makes it ideal for both new and retrofit applications. The S300 Series is an ANSI-Grade 1 certified closer available in sized, as well as spring power adjustable models for barrier-free accessibility.

Access Stocks Shear Aligning Magnalock

Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, CA, is stocking the Shear Aligning Magnalock (SAM) from Securitron. The SAM features totally concealed mounting that can be adapted to vertical or horizontal applications and conical button technology.

JLM Stocks DynaLock Hardware

JLM Wholesale of Oxford, MI, has announced that it is now offers DynaLock Electric Security Hardware, including electromagnteic locks, power supplies, access controls, exit controls and consoles. The 3000 Series Electromagnetic Lock, which is composed of a lock housing, electromagnetic coil and an armature, allows the door to be secured without utilizing any moving parts, according to the company.

ABC Hardware Offers Door Hardware

ABC Hardware Inc. of El Monte, CA, offers a number of solid brass frameless glass door hardware. The company, which manufactures its own hardware, provides brass hinges, door handles and architectural hardware.

Global Door Controls Offers Door Closers

Global Door Controls of Charlotte, NC, offers the Global Series Door Closers. According to the company, the door closers are ideal for use with aluminum doors and frames and have two independent regulating valves to control latch and speed.

Sliding Door Hardware from Hafele Products Group

Hafele Architectural Products Group of Archdale, NC, offers the Hewa Junior 40/GP, 80/GP and 120/GP products for sliding glass doors. The products feature patch suspension, covering caps in a variety of colors and the play-free floor guide, which prevents undesirable noise, according to the company.

Door Mgt System From Security Lock

Security Lock Distributors of Needham Heights, MA, offers the Keri Systems line of controllers, proximity readers and Windows™ software. The Keri PXL-250 Tiger Controller can service from one to 256 doors and the proximity-based access system features a RS-232 serial port for direct connection to PC or by modem to multiple sites.

EFCO Introduces Rolling Screens

EFCO Corporation of Monett, MO, has introduced top rolling screens to ensure smooth operation with all EFCO commercial aluminum sliding glass doors. The screens feature nylon rollers with stainless steel bearings that are mounted at the top of the screen face and fit into a concealed track.

Access, Control from Schlage Lock

Schlage Lock says its new e.Primus Key Control System Lock is a programmable, stand-alone, electronic entry system that provides security, key control and access flexibility. According to the manufacturer, e.Primus allows for simple integration with Von Duprin and LCN hard-wired door control products, and addresses the problem of inadequate key control. Features include fast re-keying, audit trails and time-control functions.

Enhanced Closer from Corbin-Russwin®

The DC26900 electromechanical closer from Charlotte, NC-based Corbin-Russwin is now available with a free swing arm application. Model DC26940 is designed for use in patient room installations or other areas where a closing devise is needed in fire/life safety locations. Corbin-Russwin says it has added a full feature closer as part of the standard DC46900 Safegard™ electromechanical closer. Backcheck and a full metal cover are the other new basics.

Norton® Offers New and Enhanced Closers

Norton Door Closers of Charlotte, NC, has modified the slide mechanism in the 7900 Series overhead concealed closer. The company says the new unit facilitates installation with simplified templates and a high number of field change options. The company has also expanded its security closer line to include a new shallow-depth track mount, which keeps the closer arm concealed and out of harm’s way. The movable stop mechanism simplifies installation.

Rixson Enhances Checkmate® Line

Charlotte, NC-based Rixson-Firemark says it has enhanced its stop and holder. New features of the product are new finishing processes, stainless-steel base metal offering and multi-function kits for standard duty units.

New Door System from Adams Rite

Adams Rite Manufacturing of City of Industry, CA, has introduced its RITE Door complete door system. The door comes with a door, frame, integral exit device, hinges, variety of finishes, trim and electrification options. According to the company, the door also provides maximum clear opening width that satisfies requirements for hospitals in California and fire-rated door systems available for double egress, same swing pairs and single doors.

The American Patio Doors From Simpson Door Company

The American Patio Door™ swing and sliding door systems featuring Simpson Door Co. fir doors are designed for use in retrofitting or upgrading existing patio door openings. The doors feature vertical-grain Douglas fir, one-lite 3/4-inch insulating glass, 4-9/16-inch finger jointed pine jambs with applied brickmold and premium brass-plated Legacy handle sets.

The company has also enhanced its French doors, integrating a compression glazed technique during manufacturing. The French doors no longer require a glazing compound in the finishing process, thus eliminating squeeze-out. Since all door components are compression assembled at one time, there’s no need for staples, eliminating staple holes to putty fill and sand. Mullions hold the glass tight without glazing compound or finish nails. Cope and sticking joints assure a tight fit between stiles, rails and mullions. The doors are available in a variety of designs and sizes ranging from two- to three-feet six inches and a variety of heights.

Simpson Door Company has added the new St. Claire design to its Chateau series, which features curved upper molding, beveled glass and brass in the doors and matching sidelites.

Stanley Door Offers New Transom Design

Troy, MI-based Stanley Door Systems is offering an Elliptical Transom decorative glass style that emphasizes the doorway as a major architectural theme, according to the company. The glass features brass caning with clear bevels, glue chip and granite glass.

Benchmark Introduces New Glass Program

Benchmark Door Systems of Fredericksburg, VA, has introduced a new line of decorative glass designs in its doors. According to the company, the designs are accentuated by baroque and beveled glass, glue chip patterns, silkscreening, brass caning and many other decorative glass effects.

Slydelock® Offers Patio Locks

Slydelock of Quebec, Canada, offers a lock that it says has been designed specifically for patio doors. According to the company, the Slydelock can be permanently installed and slides with the door and allows a door to be locked open up to five inches. The company says that the lock makes it difficult for an intruder to lift the door off its tracks and makes it easier to open and close a patio door.

Access Hardware Makes 5000 Series Strike Available

Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, CA, now stocks the H.E.S. 5000 series electric strike. The strike features a 1-1/16-inch backset designed with an internally mounted solenoid for compactness and ease of installation.

 

EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY

Adelio Lattuada Features Beveling and Edging Machines

Carbonate, Italy-based Adelio Lattuada offers edging and beveling machines for various applications. The broad selection includes straight-line beveling machines, beveling edgers, straight-line edging machines with and without cup wheels, straight-line peripheral edging machines and machines for corner processing.

Glass Technologies Distributes Vertical Glass Washers

Glass Technologies, Inc. of Ellsworth, PA, offers vertical glass washers in a variety of sizes from American Glass Equipment Company. The machines feature stainless steel and non-corrosive components, Allen-Bradley electrics, sound control and segmented Low-E brushes.

Prestik Offers Glass Washer

Prestik Manufacturing Inc. of Mississauga, ON, offers the Prestik junior series glass washer. The machine includes Low-E-coated air knives, four Low-E compatible brushes, electro galvanized parts and solid rubber rolls.

Tamglass Presents Glass Vision3D™

Tamglass Engineering of Tampere, Finland, has presented the 3D glass measuring system with CCD cameras that provides three-dimensional measuring for automotive glass using CCD cameras in on-line process control. According to the company, the 3D utilizes cameras to record images of the glass sheet and calculates 3D positions of the glass with reference to the nominal position.

Perfect Tinning Offers Aculite 2000

Perfect Tinning Corporation of Lancaster, TX, offers a computerized glass cutting machine that includes computer control, a glass cutting table and cutting generation. According to the company, other features of the machine include a heavy duty machine base and table top frame, Plenum air flotation system, three-axis cutting control and the capability to cut 20 geometric life patterns.

Z. Bavelloni Presents Two Products

Z. Bavelloni of Bregnano, Italy, offers the Colibri 200 and the Kam. The Colibri is a numerical controlled machine suitable for the edge processing of glass and mirrors of low or medium thickness, while the Kam is designed for areas of the glass working field where quality demands are high, according to the company.

Gardner Develops Barracuda

Gardner Distribution and Manufacturing of Jupiter, FL, has developed the Barracuda compound cordless miter saw. According to the company, the light weight saw features a 8-1/4 inch blade, a 60-tooth carbide tip and a miter scale with left and right settings.

Platen Press Swiggle® System From Besten

Besten Inc. of Cleveland, OH, offers the platen press swiggle system for low-volume manufacturers. According the company, highlights of the system are maximum service life, energy efficiency, mechanical stops and dial indicator and an automatic mode that allows the operator to preset the digital timer.

Breton Offers the Contourbreton 160/2T

Breton S.p.A. of Catello di Godego, Italy, offers the Contourbreton NC 160/2T work center. According to the company, the five-interpolated axis work center can operate as both an edging and grooving machine featuring an enbloc bench, electric spindle and tool store.

Speedburn® Kilns From Hoaf

Hoaf Apparatenfabriek B.V. of Nijkerk, the Netherlands, presents the Hoaf Speedburn Kilns for the glass industry.

Hoaf says its kilns are qualified for a large number of glass processing techniques including bending, slumping, thermoforming, fusing and painting.

Fleischle Develops Screenprinting Machine

Fleischle Siebruckmaschinen GmbH of Brackenheim, Germany, has developed the economical glass screen printing machine type MP. Features of the machine include movement of the printing stencil, a squeegee unit, screen input and a register plate with pneumatic positioning for different sizes.

Heat Presses From SIG

Dallas, GA-based SIG Industries Inc. offers the SSP UL/48 and the SSP UL/60 heat presses, which the company says have unlimited length capabilities. The SSP UL/48 has a maximum width of 48 inches and weighs 440 pounds, while the SSP UL/60 has a maximum width of 60 inches and weighs 600 pounds.

Ianua Introduces Screenprinting Machine for AG

Ianua of the Americas Inc. of Toledo, OH, has introduced an automatic screenprinting machine equipped with a suction system for excess ink for automotive glass. The machine features a belt conveyor with a liftable surface, final glass centering by five self-centering and self-compensating locators driven by motors and encoders and a belt conveyor for glass unloading after printing.

WorkHorse™ Machines From Billco

Billco Manufacturing, Inc. of Zelienople, PA, offers the Workhorse models 560 and 455 glass optimization and cutting systems.

Features of the systems include a free-fall table, XYZ/CNC cutting table, breakout table, Boss glass optimization software and a glass transport conveyor.

GLASS AND GLAZING

GlassPasser™ From Glastar

Glastar Corporation of Chatsworth, CA, offers the GlassPasser, which it says is the first sandblast cabinet designed for the glass etcher. According to the company, the GlassPasser features slots in the sides and top so that larger pieces can be passed through, swing-up Lexan door and movable foam gaskets.

Etch n’ Seal Available From Zircon

Zircon of Collierville, TN, has introduced the Etch ‘n Seal. According to the company, the Etch n’ Seal is designed for the sealing of etched glass.

AFG Unveils Titanium Low-E Glass

AFG Industries, Inc. of Kingsport, TN, has unveiled Comfort Ti Low-E glass, which it says combines superior thermal performance with curb appeal and visible light transmission. According to the company, Comfort Ti is a product of the “Twin Mag” process, which achieves superior hardness, thermal performance and light transmission.

Coach Glass Supplies RV Glass

Coach Glass of Eugene, OR, supplies RV glass replacement to glass professionals across the United States and Canada. According to the company, the advantages of its service include access to the largest inventory of RV windshields in the country and technical support.

TGP Announces FireLite Plus

Federal Way, WA-based Technical Glass Products (TGP) has announced an advancement in FireLite Plus, the impact safety-rated version of the wireless fire-rated glass ceramic FireLite. The company says new FireLite now meets the requirements of CPSC 16CFR1201 Category II (400 fpi), as well as the requirements of ANSI Z97.1. The product, which carries fire ratings from 20 minutes to three hours, fits in standard fire-rated frames and is now available as tested and listed in sizes up to 36 inches by 84 inches.

INSULATING GLASS

Frost Point Test Kit From Azon Determines Condensation Temperature

Azon USA, Inc. of Kalamazoo, MI, says that it has made it possible to check the quality of insulating glass at the fabrication facility with the Azon Frost Point Test Kit. The test determines the temperature at which frost and condensation will form on the inner glass surface, giving the manufacturer an idea of its product’s quality before sending it to an independent lab. ns that are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. According to the company, its ProFlex™ Profiles are non-dusting, closed-cell foam, have exceptional tolerance adherence and dimensional flexibility.

Laminations Unveils Packaging

Laminations of Neenah, WI, has introduced the Riveted UChannel™, a packaging system for long and narrow products. The UChannel, made from two laminated paperboard edge protectors to form a u-shaped channel, can be used as a shipping container, edge protector or storage tray.

Sprayway Offers White Grease Lubricant

Sprayway No. 715 Industrial White Grease Lubricant Spray for the glass and mirror industries. According to the company, the grease leaves a long-lasting film that provides resistance for places that two pieces of metal meet.

MIRRORS

New Equipment Helps Glasswerks Expand

The acquisition of the Master-Edge H.P. has allowed Glasswerks/Tempwerks, Inc. to expand its product line, according to the Los Angeles, CA-based company. The Master-Edge H.P. produces intricate edges, notches and shapes, while the company’s other new addition, the high-speed mirror conveyor, helps in the production of mirrors.

Maran-Wurzell Produces Mirrors

The Maran-Wurzell Glass and Mirror Co. of Huntington Park, CA, a manufacturer of mirrors and glass, has offered the new Exotica series. The series includes the Infinity and Marquis lines of all-wood doors that feature natural hardwood.

Meek Manufacturing Offers Mirrors

Meek Manufacturing Company of Fort Smith, AR, produces commercial stainless steel theft-resistant frames and mirrors. Among the products offered by Meek are the stainless steel handicap tilt mirrors, tri-view mirrors and stainless steel angle snap frame mirrors.

 

SAFETY PRODUCTS

Protective Eyewear From Dalloz

Dalloz Safety of Reading, PA, offers GPT® laser protective eyewear and goggles. According to the company, the GPT lenses, which use absorptive technology, are integrated into polycarbonate material and can absorb eye-damaging laser energy.

Perfect Fit Offers Pitbull™ Gloves

Perfect Fit Glove Co., Inc. of Buffalo, NY, offers Pitbull gloves, said to offer puncture, abrasion, cut and slash resistance. The gloves feature 100-percent Kevlar® string knit liner and a Grade A select leather palm.

 

SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES

Newsletter From Sika Corporation

Sika Corporation of Madison Heights, MI, has unveiled its newsletter, the Sika Source, offering industry news and technical information. Sika also recently introduced the Sika Primer-215 to be used on rigid, semi-rigid PVC and EPDM encapsulated parts.

Essex Offers Sealant and Adhesive Tape

Essex ARG of Dayton, OH, offers FlexiTrim Universal Moulding and the FC-6737 and FC-8830 Foam Core Butyl Sealant Tape. According to the company, the FlexiTrim uses OE material and is one millimeter wider than original moulding, while the sealant tape prevents leaking and contains a foam core that absorbs pressure.

AlliedSignal Presents Titan Products

AlliedSignal of Michigan Center, MI, has introduced its new TITAN™ brand of adhesives and urethanes for auto glass. The company says its bonding systems provide the fastest curing line of high quality one-and two-part adhesives in the auto glass replacement industry. In addition, the company has introduced two high bond acrylic tapes designed to provide superior bonding between a wide variety of substrates. The AT-1 product, which features a uniform high-tack acrylic adhesive on both surfaces, is designed for use in adhesive applications involving glass and other clear materials. The AT-3 is designed to provide 200 psi tensile strength bonds among a variety of surfaces. The company has also published a six-page color line card.

Bostik Introduces IG Sealant

Bostik Inc. of Middleton, MA, offers the Bostik® 9190, a new warm-applied elastometric edge sealant, that according to the company, has low modulus properties and low-temperature flexibility. According to the company, the IG sealant offers immediate strength and a moisture vapor transmission rate of 0.02gm/m2 - 24hr-mm Hg.

The company also offers its 1100 Fast Set architectural grade sealant/adhesive in new 20-fluid-ounce sausage packs and 30-fluid-ounce cartridges.

Delchem To Introduce IG Sealant

Delchem, Inc. of Wilmington, DE, says it plans to introduce the Delchem 2000 reactive hot metal butyl IG sealant later in the summer or in the early fall. According to the company, Delchem 2000 is a one-part, hot applied butyl IG sealant that produces both chemical and mechanical bonds and has a low MVTR.

Tape Specialities Offers Masking Films

Tape Specialities Limited of Concord, Ontario, manufactures poly masking films coated with removable pressure sensitive acrylic adhesives. The films, which can be used to protect windows from stucco or paint, are available in white and clear with a variety of adhesives for removal from a number of substrates.

Two Products From Gunther Mirror Mastics

Gunther Mirror Mastics of South Bend, IN, offers its silicone sealant for professional use. According to the company, the sealant is a one-component neutral cure mildew resistant sealant designed for a wide variety of applications. Gunther also offers its “Mirror and More” cleaner, which it says dissolves most deposits and leaves no film.

Bostik® Joins With Never-Seez® to Expand Offers

Bostik, maker of Never-Seez antiseize and lubricating compounds, has expanded its MRO offerings by adding Bostik adhesives and applicators, lubricants and sealants to a line of products for industrial maintenance applications. The company says its broad offerings will help distributors broaden their businesses.

 

SECURITY PRODUCTS

Norshield Offers Security Products

Norshield Security Products of Montgomery, AL, has introduced the 7000 series door, a bullet-resistant door it says is capable of stopping high-power rifle bullets. The all-aluminum entrance system combines an environmental facade with the performance of a security system.

 

SERVICES

Linetec Offers Restoration Services

Linetec of Wausau, WI, offers a new restoration and site repair service for architectural projects. According to the company, its service can update sites to “like-new” appearance. It adds that it is a licensed applicator of ADS products.

PAG Offers AGR&R Training

The Performance Achievement Group of Madison, WI, offers the customer service representative CSR Strategies program. According to the company, the program is designed to provide customer service representatives with the understanding, motivation and skills they need to serve and retain customers.

 

SKYLIGHTS

Skywall Introduces Translucent Skylight™

Skywall Translucent Systems of Terrell, TX, has introduced the Advanced Translucent Skylight™ (ATS). The one-piece rafter cap eliminates exposed fasteners and cap penetration, and the patented thermal glazing clip isolates the system. Rafter anchors don’t penetrate the sill gutter or perimeter flashing. According to the company, the ATS system allows the skylight to have a cleaner look and offers high static and water performance.

Naturalite Skylight Offers EZ Systems

The EZ Pyramid and EZ Ridge skylights from Terrell, TX-based Naturalite Skylight Systems are made with pre-fabricated parts, marked to coordinate with drawings to facilitate installation. The skylight systems come in a variety of sizes, pitches and finishes and accept a variety of glazing infill thicknesses. According to the company, stocking inventories and fabrication software also maximize lead times.

New Shipping Program From ODL

ODL of Zeeland, MI, has inaugurated a 48-hour shipping program for the most popular of its Vista® deluxe roof windows. The 48-hour shipping program is available for two- by two-inch, two- by three-inch and two- by four-inch operable and non-operable windows. According to the company, the windows feature glued and nailed mortise and tenon joints, clad aluminum exterior, energy efficiency and a lifetime warranty.

 

SOLVENTS AND CLEANERS

Plastic Cleaner From Sprayway

Sprayway, Inc. of Addison, IL, offers No. 848 plastic cleaner spray. According to the company, the spray contains no chemicals or abrasives that will cause damage to transparent surfaces.

The company also offers No. 50 Glass Cleaner for cleaning mirrors, doors and other glass products. According to the company, the cleaner will not leave a film, contains no ammonia or abrasives, cleans in seconds and is safe for use on any transparent surface.

 

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

Wood’s Powr-Grip Offers Manual Tilt System

Wood’s Powr-Grip Co., Inc. of Laurel, MT, presents the assisted manual tilt for glass handling. The manual tilt contains four six-inch pads, has a load capacity of 200 pounds and can tilt 90 degrees upright/flat.

CR Laurence Presents New Products

CR Laurence of Los Angeles, CA, has introduced four products including its fully automatic sliding service window, its EG9 insulating glass unit removal tool, its glass thickness laser and its frameless shower door guide. According to the company, the automatic window opens upon movement of the cashier, while the insulating glass tool allows the glazier to remove units from the same side as the stops. The MG1500 glass thickness laser displays glass thickness and air space dimensions with the push of a button. Finally, the shower door guide is a four-section book that contains information on installation of accessories.

Edgeworks Offers Abrasives

Edgeworks of Grand Rapids, MI, offers belts and discs with a variety of different backing bonds and abrasive grades to grind and finish. The belts and discs are appropriate for the grinding, seaming and polishing of glass, metal and plastic.

Glassline Expands Line of Diamond Wheels

Glassline Corporation of Perrysburg, OH, has announced that it now offers an expanded product line. The company, which offers finished wheels and blank wheels, manufactures diamond core drills, seamers and countersinks.

BTB Presents One-Tool Kit for AGR

BTB Tools USA of Garden Valley, CA, offers the 12 Blade Master Kit, called the one tool kit. The kit, which is available with standard or serrated blades, regulates cutting depth eliminating damage to the vertical wall of the pinchweld and spaces blades away from encapsulation to prevent damage.

Amazing Glazing Offers 3M Products

Amazing Glazing Inc. of Howell, MI, offers 3M’s abrasive system division of products, including flexible diamond abrasives and Trizact™ abrasive polishing films. The Trizact films use natural abrasives formed in the shape of small pyramids and include four grades of film that process glass from a fine ground finish glass to absolutely clear.

New Cleaning Towel From Bostik®

Middleton, MA-based Bostik Inc. has introduced a waterless towel for cleaning hands and tools after working on construction jobs. According to the company, the Bostik Hand ‘N Tools are heavy-duty synthetic towels that require no rinsing or drying when removing a variety of substances including grease, lubricants and adhesives. The single-use towels are mildly abrasive but non-scratching and are made of 100-percent polypropylene for absorbency.

Adhesives Research Introduces ARclad®

Adhesives Research, Inc. of Glen Rock, PA, has developed a new line of pressure-sensitive foam muntin mounting tapes for use in simulated divided light windows. According to the company, the ARclad foam muntin mounting tapes offer a solvent-free way to adhere muntins to wood, painted aluminum and unplasticized vinyl windows and doors.

 

TRANSPORTATION, PACKAGING & SHIPPING

Groves Offers Harp Rack Storage System

Groves Incorporated of McHenry, IL, offers the mobile and stationary Groves harp rack storage system for insulating glass assembly and single lite storage. The system features a low-friction floor, harp strings separating storage slots, roller bearing swivel casters and heavy-duty floor locks.

Separator Pads From Pres-On® Products

Pres-On Tape & Gasket Corporation of Addison, IL, offers separator pads that provide protection for glass and mirrors during shipment and storage. The pads are non-adhesive, self-sticking, can be supplied in rolls and sheets, are available in cork or foam and are available in various thicknesses and sizes.

Tenneco Offers New ProFlex™

Tenneco Packaging has introduced a line of closed-cell polyethylene foam extrusions that are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. According to the company, its ProFlex™ Profiles are non-dusting, closed-cell foam, have exceptional tolerance adherence and dimensional flexibility.

Laminations Unveils Packaging

Laminations of Neenah, WI, has introduced the Riveted UChannel™, a packaging system for long and narrow products. The UChannel, made from two laminated paperboard edge protectors to form a u-shaped channel, can be used as a shipping container, edge protector or storage tray.

Sprayway Offers White Grease Lubricant

Sprayway No. 715 Industrial White Grease Lubricant Spray for the glass and mirror industries. According to the company, the grease leaves a long-lasting film that provides resistance for places that two pieces of metal meet.

 

WINDOWS AND RELATED HARDWARE

Adhesives Research Offers Glazing Tape

Adhesives Research of Glen Rock, PA, has introduced the Arclad® PE 2000 Series glazing tape to reduce the potential for the movement of glass during production. According to the company, the tape demonstrates good bonding performance with all frame substrates, is pressure sensitive, requires no cure time and is available in thicknesses of 1/32, 1/16 and 1/8 of an inch.

Complast Adds Compozit Patio Doors To Line

Complast, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN, has added Compozit Advantage patio doors to its 1998 product line. The Advantage door features thermoplastic framing material made of Cycolac® and Geloy® resins supplied by GE Plastics®, welded frame and sash, multi-chambered walls, a multi-walled internal glazing stop and a dual-flexible leaf seal at the interlock.

In addition, the company announced that the Compozit collection, a complete line of window systems, is available in diverse colors.

Fen-Tech Offers Custom Glazing and Grids

Fen-Tech, Inc. of Superior, WI, the vinyl window and door fabrication company, is offering custom glazing and grids. The company says that vinyl windows with special shapes and grid pattern offer an advantage in the traditionally wood window market.

Bayform Offers Thermal Edge Spacer

According to Southwall Technologies of Palo Alto, CA, the Heat Mirror Thermal Edge™ spacers from Bayform of Cadiz, OH, can help reduce the manufacturing cost of Heat Mirror™ insulating glass. Southwall says that the heat mirror thermal edge accommodates low-cost gas filling and improves performance.

Wausau Metals Renovation Windows

Wausau Metals of Wausau, WI, has introduced the 2250 Epic window series for historical renovation projects. The company says it can withstand 12 psf water test pressure and is available as a projected, casement or fixed unit.

Hy-Lite Introduces Block Windows

Hy-Lite® Block Windows of Beaumont, CA, has introduced its new line of round-top and arch-top acrylic block windows.

The windows are constructed with acrylic blocks and have a ten-year warranty. According to the company, the windows are pre-assembled and are available in six-inch or eight-inch blocks.

Riverview Architectural Products Offers Windows

Riverview Architectural Products, Inc. of York, PA, offers a number of aluminum windows including historical windows and narrow sight line windows.

Notable Riverview products include the series 470 double hung-side load window, the series 220 projected casement window and the series 240 historical casement window.

Lake Country Sales Presents Ezi-Burst®

Lake Country Sales of Elysian, MN, offers the Ezi-Burst Muntin System, which it says eliminates fixed port positions. According to the company, the base is a track design and the hubs can accommodate one to six muntin bars. The system is designed for use with a number of insulating systems and its hub halves match two-tone muntin.

Glazelock Introduces Plastic Interlocking Horseshoe Shim

Glazelock Shims of Peotone, IL, has introduced its plastic, interlocking, stackable horseshoe shim. According to the company, the shims have a unique design that makes them more efficient than other shims and that eliminates the need to adhere shims together.

Hi-Tensile Inserts From Halfen Anchoring

Halfen® Anchoring Systems of Converse, TX, offers hi-tensile inserts to provide bolted connections between punched or ribbon window systems and precast concrete panels. According to the company, the inserts are ductile iron castings that contain high load capacities with close edge distances.

Allmetal Offers External Intersect Component

Allmetal, Inc. of Itasca, IL, offers a wood grain capover external intersect component for decorative glass available in oak or light oak. The features of these capover components include UV stability and a variety of sizes.

Windsor Expands Style Options for Line

Windsor Window Company of West Des Moines, IA, has expanded its options in styles and finishes for patio doors. According to the company, the swinging patio door options have grown to six different finishes with hinges available in matching finishes.

Sealir™ 8400 T•L from Kawneer

Windows in the Kawneer Sealir™ 8400 T•L (Thermal) window series are available as fixed, offset fixed, single- or double-hung, or horizontal sliding with a four-inch master frame depth. Options for these windows include a heavy-duty frame, with or without true, applied on between-the-glass muntins.

The series is available with a standard flat face or beveled putty glazed replication option. Venetian blinds may be specified for the 8400T•L when there is a need for privacy or solar reduction. An optional interior access panel provides security, and screens can be incorporated to provide insect shielding.

Stainless-steel window washing anchors can be included for safe cleaning.


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