Volume 41, Issue 12 - December 2006

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shower doors
Basco Updates Product Line
Basco Shower Enclosures of Mason, Ohio, has expanded its Celesta family of heavy swing glass doors and enclosures to include a new line of sliding glass doors for tubs and showers, with the addition of the 3/8-inch frameless sliding enclosures. Called Celesta Sliding Enclosures, these units feature metal towel bars, and are offered in the clear, symmetry, rain, Venetian, cobblestone and arctic frost glass options.
The company has also extended the warranty on the metal door hardware for Celesta enclosures to a five-year warranty; the glass carries a limited lifetime warranty.
In addition, the company is now offering its 3500 sliding door series and 3600 swing door series in several new frameless sizes. Joining the 3600 frameless pivot door series will be the 3600-6 for openings between 31 ¾ and 33 ¼ inches and the 3600-7 for openings between 32 ¾ and 34 ¼ inches. Additionally, the 3500 frameless sliding shower enclosure series is now available in a shorter, “T” height of 68 inches.

railings
CRL Introduces Stainless Steel Post Railing Kits
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has introduced stainless steel post railing kits for interior or exterior handrail and guardrail applications. The kits accept ½-inch tempered glass, and are made of low-maintenance, 304-grade stainless steel alloy. Available in brushed stainless and polished stainless finishes, the kits include end, center and corner posts, and come complete with base plates and factory-mounted fixed glass 
fittings. 

architectural metals
PPG Publishes New Coraflon® Color Guide
Pittsburgh-based PPG Coil and Extrusion Coatings Group has released a new Coraflon® Color Guide to help users specify color for architectural metal components. The four-page brochure encompasses five different coating types and features 60 standard Coraflon colors. It is designed to provide a sampling of the full breadth of aesthetic options available. All Coraflon coatings meet or exceed AAMA 2605-05 Voluntary Specifications, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels. 

Linetec Produces New Architectural Finish
Linetec of Wausau, Wis., is offering Polywood Shutters, an architectural grade baked-on paint finish. 
Polywood is an engineered wood substitute with the appearance of wood. The interior plantation shutter is suitable for commercial and residential design. The Polywood shutter is made from a recyclable synthetic material and a by-product of natural gas. Third-party thermal conductivity research has found the shutters to be 70 percent more energy efficient than wood shutters and 1,600 percent more energy efficient than aluminum mini-blinds, according to information from the company. 

daylighting systems
CPI Daylighting Knows How to ControLite®
ControLite®, the newest innovation from CPI Daylighting Inc. of Lake Forest, Ill., is an advanced daylighting system that creates the perfect daylighting environment from sun up to sun down, according to the company. 
Windows and skylights can bring in too much sunlight, causing unwanted heat gain and glare. The new all-in-one daylighting system fixes those problems by controlling the amount of natural light from dark to light without blinds, shades or curtains.
ControLite’s design offers automatic or manual operations. 

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