Volume 43, Issue 4 - April 2008

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hardware
New Shower Door Pivots on the Horizon
U.S. Horizon Mfg. Inc. in Valencia, Calif., is offering adjustable shower door pivots designed for 3⁄8- and ½-inch glass. The precision-machined pivots feature solid forged brass construction and all stainless steel components. Twenty-five finishes are available.  www.ushorizon.com 

shower enclosures
Paragon™ Goes Bronze
The Paragon™ series of shower enclosures from Coastal Industries in Jacksonville, Fla., now features an anodized oil-rubbed bronze finish. The oil-rubbed bronze complements contemporary and traditional décor, according to information from the company. In addition to the oil-rubbed bronze finish, the Paragon series is available in brushed nickel, bright silver, gold and platinum. www.coastalind.com 

laminated glass
SOLARBAN 70XL Now Available For Laminated Applications
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries announced that Solarban 70XL glass, the company’s high-performing solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) glass, is now available as a laminated glass through members of the PPG Certified Laminator Program (PPG/CLP). 

Solarban 70XL has been tested for use with both DuPont and Solutia PVB interlayers, and both applications are approved on the condition that the laminator is an active PPG/CLP member.

Solarban 70XL glass offers a combination of solar control and visible light transmittance with a transparent, color-neutral appearance. www.ppgideascapes.com

aluminum 
SAF Rounds Out Offering with Telescoping Tubes 
Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. (SAF) is now stocking telescoping round tubes made of 6063-T832 aluminum alloy. The telescoping tubes are manufactured to fit together snugly and, the company says, may not be appropriate for load-bearing and extended-length applications. 

The telescoping round tubes are available in 12-foot lengths with a 0.058-inch wall thickness. Outside diameters may be specified in 1⁄8-inch increments from ¾- to 1 3⁄8-inch. The tubes are available in mill, anodized 204r1, anodized dark bronze, anodized black 2-step or custom finishes. www.saf.com

material handling
Edgetech Unveils Enhancements to E-Z RAD™ 
Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, has introduced enhancements to Nupro Product Inc.’s patent-pending E-Z RAD™ grid placement system that are designed to save time and enable users to easily create up to 60 different patterns.

Among the new features is a measurement indicator for the radius line that eliminates the need to use pre-cut glass as a template. E-Z RAD is a vertical workstation developed through a partnership between Edgetech and Nupro. 

First introduced in 2007, E-Z RAD was designed to reduce production time for starburst, sunburst and combination patterns with up to seven spokes. The entire system is made up of three main components, including the E-Z RAD table, specially engineered muntin clamping rings and Edgetech’s IntelliClip™ muntin end clip technology. www.edgetech360.com

decorative glass
Pulp Studio Gains New Expressions™
Los Angeles-based decorative glass manufacturer Pulp Studio is now licensed to use DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ digital interlayer technology. 

The agreement with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions in Wilmington, Del., allows Pulp Studio to produce and distribute high-definition, decorative safety glass interlayers. 

The technology uses a proprietary process developed by DuPont to print directly onto the plastic interlayer of laminated safety glass. Printing the polyvinyl butyral interlayers in the same location where laminating occurs will help the company provide a faster, more efficient response to customer needs. Pulp Studio will also be adding a full service division called Artwerks that will assist designers in the art development of their projects. www.pulpstudio.com


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