New Products on Display in Toronto
This November glass industry company representatives and suppliers will
travel to Toronto for the annual Win-door North America Show, November
17-19. The event, which will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center,
South Building Hall E, is sponsored by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers
Following is a sneak peek of the products that will be displayed there.
Get Centered with WTS Paradigm
WTS Paradigm will feature its CenterPoint software system, which is used
to generate quick, accurate and professional-looking quotes. Quotes include
to-scale drawings of each door or window, and the system acts as the central
repository for cataloging options and pricing.
The Middleton, Wis.-based company also offers software solutions for companies
that provide renovation options to customers. The tools help manufacturers
manage contacts, schedule installations and track and manage workflow.
Edgetech to Promote SustainaBLOCK™ Setting Blocks
The new setting blocks from Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, were designed
to help meet the need for total system compatibility and are available
in a wide variety of material options, including the latest in stable
silicone technology. The SustainaBLOCK line of setting blocks can be used
to position, cushion and support glass in a window frame or opening, and
are compatible with most sealant types. In addition to their sustainable
attributes, SustainaBLOCKs are available in a variety of sizes, profiles
and materials, including silicone rubber, EPDM and plastics. With a minimum
order, Edgetech also can customize SustainaBLOCKs based on color, material,
packaging and self-adhesion needs.
The company also recently upgraded its Super Spacer® Premium and Premium
Plus silicone warm-edge spacer systems. Company officials say that these
new systems have been tested to show that they can improve U-values and
condensation resistance and have low thermal conductivity numbers.
Spacers in a Range of Colors
Steve Brown Machinery Solutions now offers the painted top stainless steel
air spacer in more than 45 standard colors and in custom colors. The spacer
has a long life, high thermal performance and gas retention and, according
to the company, can lower consumers’ heating and cooling energy consumption.
Truseal Highlights Envirosealed Windows™ Advantage Program
Truseal’s new Envirosealed Windows Advantage program gives manufacturers
choices among pre-certified packages that the company says exceed Energy
Star® 2010 and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .30/.30 tax
credit requirements. Through the program, producers are able to create
windows with ratings as high as R-6 (0.17 U-value) economically. This
is 50 percent better than Energy Star 2010 criteria, according to the
Windows rated as Envirosealed Windows Advantage feature Duralite®
spacers by Truseal, one of several premium glass options from the Envirolite™
glass pack program, and EnergyCore™ frames by Mikron.
Get Smart with Glasslam
Glasslam in Pompano Beach, Fla., will display its Air-Tight™ spacer products.
The company’s patent-pending Air-Tight SmartEdge is a one-step product
that incorporates a sealant, allowing for easy and efficient production
warm-edge insulating glass. The flexible foam spacer provides the same
warm-edge performance as the company’s Generic spacer with the added convenience
of a pre-applied butyl secondary seal.
FeneTech Displays A Range of Products
In addition to information on its software offerings, visitors to the
FeneTech booth can learn about the Aurora, Ohio-based company’s new laser
marking system. Powered by an integrated CO2 laser device, the marking
system comes either as a vertical or horizontal conveyor system.
The vertical laser marking system allows for identification of each lite
after the breakout table at the cutting stage. After the operator confirms
the sheet by means of a touch-screen monitor, the automatic laser device
marks all necessary and configured information onto the glass in seconds.
Each sheet is then automatically indexed on the conveyor to a position
where an offloading monitor displays the necessary racking or slotting
information to the second operator. The system is controlled by the company’s
More Options from Truth
Truth Hardware will display several new hardware options.
The Marvel™ power operator system has a sleek design that the company
says is simple to install, easy to operate and is reliable and affordable.
It can lift skylight sashes weighing up to 90 pounds and operates from
a standard 110-volt current. An optional RF remote control and roof
mount rain sensor also are available.
The new PAL also will be on display. The company’s new positive action
lock is available in the original “push button” design and the new “slide
tab” design, both of which lock automatically upon closure. The PAL
also offers a snap-on cover.
IGMA to Have New Publications On Hand
Representatives from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA)
will be on hand to answer questions and offer information. Among the organization’s
latest informational publications is its recently released Technical Publication
TM-3100-09, Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions
in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. The association says these
advisory guidelines assist in achieving long-term performance of sealed
insulating glass units. These guidelines are intended for use by those
who design, specify, manufacture and install insulating glass units. They
were written as a result of open discussions and review by the IGMA Visual
Quality Working Group and others knowledgeable in the field. Association
representatives note that the guidelines were developed in accordance
with IGMA due process procedures, reflect existing technology and are
subject to periodic review and change.
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