Volume 41, Issue 12 - December 2006

Distribution&Production

ACI-Birmingham Now Distributing TGP Products 
ACI Distribution’s Birmingham, Ala., location is the latest facility to work with Technical Glass Products (TGP) to distribute fire-rated glazing materials in the South. 

ACI Distribution in Birmingham is now a UL-certified fabricator for the FireLite® family of products. The Birmingham facility is the fourth ACI location working with TGP.
 
Frank Lowe Named Converter for VHB Tape
Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. Inc. of Farmingdale, N.Y., has been named the sole converter for 3M’s VHB™ door and window tape for the fenestration industry. 

VHB door and window tape is designed to provide long-term performance bonding between wood, aluminum, vinyl or composite muntin bars to glass in simulated divided lite (SDL) applications. 

Solutia and NuAir Join Forces to Meet Demand for Hurricane Protection
NuAir Windows and Doors, a Florida-based door and window manufacturer, is working with Saflex, a business unit of Solutia Inc., to offer code-approved hurricane protection products made with KeepSafe Maximum® interlayers. The units feature glass from Westshore Glass Corp. of Tampa, Fla.

Sheffield Expands Polycarbonate Sheet Capacity with New Line 
Sheffield Plastics Inc. of Sheffield, Mass., has introduced what it says is the largest and most technologically-advanced polycarbonate sheet manufacturing line ever built. 

“I am very excited about the long-term growth prospects and future of the polycarbonate sheet market,” said Dennis Duff, president. “This investment is just the beginning of a global strategy to deliver industry-leading quality, service and innovative new products to the market.”

Kurt Glaser, vice president of sales and marketing, added, “The new polycarbonate line will enhance our ability to supply quality products with very low optical distortion and to enhance our customer support. This expanded capacity will provide our sales channel with increased opportunities to serve our customers more efficiently.”

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