Duralite® Spacer Offers Strong Thermal Performance
Duralite®, a third generation warm-edge spacer system from Truseal
Technologies in Solon, Ohio, offers the industry’s lowest U-value rating
compared with other spacers.
The patented Duralite design features a composite laminating technology
without the use of metal. The multilayer spacer uses proven components
to produce condensation resistance, a warm edge of glass temperature,
a smooth surface appearance and long-lasting argon gas retention.
Duralite was designed for high-volume production of dual- and triple-pane
insulating glass units in a one-step process where units are sealed using
heat and compression. Although designed as a single seal system, Duralite
can also be used with a secondary sealant to create a dual seal unit.
PPG Introduces SUNGATE 400 Low-E Glass
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ performance glazings business has introduced
Sungate 400 glass, a passive low-E glass with a magnetron sputtered vacuum
deposition (MSVD) soft coat designed to help commercial buildings in heating-dominated
climates retain heat from the sun and reduce winter heating costs.
Sungate 400 glass has a winter U-value that is 9-percent better than that
of Sungate 500 glass. When coated on a conventional clear glass substrate,
visible light transmittance (VLT) for Sungate 400 glass is 76 percent. On
an ultra-clear Starphire glass substrate, VLT is 80 percent.
PPG representatives say Sungate 400 glass was originally developed to address
new residential building codes, and then refined for commercial applications.
Sungate 400 was engineered to be paired with Solarban 60 or Solarban 70XL
solar control, low-E glasses to optimize performance in triple-pane insulating
shower enclosure products
Basco Unveils Two New Shower Enclosures
Mason, Ohio-based Basco Shower Enclosures has introduced two new shower
enclosures: Rolaire and Evo.
The Rolaire door features large industrial rollers at the top. With the
glass integrated into the functionality, Rolaire was designed to evoke
a sense of urban sophistication. It features a raised, roller-style track
header; 8-inch ladder handle; towel bar and knob.
Evo features concealed rollers in its header, presenting an open all-glass
look. Evo doors allow for maximum shower access even in confined spaces,
as the door slides open and closed as opposed to swinging out into the
bathroom. In addition to concealed rollers, Evo’s also features an ergonomic
Both enclosures feature 3/8-inch glass in the following glass options:
Arctic Frost, Clear, Cobblestone, Rain, Silk, Symmetry and Venetian.
Coral Provides Two Ways to Stay Clean
Coral Industries in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is offering a new line of easy-to-clean
glass called CleanVision. CleanVision offers two options for easily maintained
glass: Clarvista Glass by PPG and EnduroShield glass treatment. Both Clarvista
and EnduroShield coat the porous glass surface, sealing it and providing
a protective barrier against corrosion, staining, etching and mineral
deposits. With regular maintenance, both options help keep glass like
new for a longer period of time.
Consider Your Swarf Busted
Swarf Buster is a patented green technology from SlagEase LLC that helps
overcome problems caused by glass swarf, a byproduct of the manufacturing
process. According to information from the company, the product helps
clear obstructions in water lines, thereby providing savings in energy,
extended equipment life and improved water quality.
machinery and equipment
Glaston Offers Options for Low-E Cutting
With the increasing demand for low-E products, Glaston Bavelloni has enlarged
its range of low-E cutting solutions, including the REV and Syncro low-E
cutting lines. Upon request, the REV models are available equipped with
an automatic device for shaped and straight edge deletion, which is carried
out by a cup wheel system. The redressing cycle of the wheel is carried
out directly on the glass edge automatically and requires no intervention
by the operator. The device is equipped with a suction/filtering unit
of the powder produced during the grinding or dressing operations.
The Syncro cutting technology range can be supplied with an automatic
device (peripheral wheel) for edge deletion. The NC controls both the
grinding path and pressure, as well as the rotation speed of the wheel
as adjusted according to its diameter, which is automatically read.
Film Prevents Damage During Transportation
Pres-On in Addison, Ill., is offering its new PBCMF-1.5. The optically
clear masking film adheres to fragile plastics, glass and polished metals
that require temporary surface protection through assembly or shipping
to help prevent damage along the supply chain. The film’s light-tack,
static-cling properties allow it to be removed, leaving behind no adhesive
PBCMF-1.5 consists of a removable acrylic PSA coated on a 1.5-mil polyester
film. According to the manufacturer, the adhesive does not build over
time, and is removable from most surfaces up to six months after being
applied, or up to one year depending on the environment. It has a very
low initial grab which allows for repositioning over the surface, plus
exhibits suitable resistance to plasticizers used in PVC and elastomers.
PBCMF-1.5 is also suitable as a support film for thin film substrates,
or as a carrier film to die cut against.
Edgetech Test Equipment Powered by EDTM Now Available
Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, is adding to its 360 family of products
with the new Edgetech Test Equipment powered by EDTM. The product line
was designed and developed for the fenestration industry, and includes
glass, window and film measurement tools.
Edgetech Test Equipment powered by EDTM is a full line of portable measurement
tools for quality control in the factory and testing in the field. Products
include glass thickness gauges, low-E coating detectors, surface resistivity
meters, tempered glass detectors and various light measurement tools.
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