doors and windows
Bavarian Polymers Provides European Options
The Bavaria 9000 Series from Bavarian Polymers USA Inc. in Dickson, Tenn.,
is a European style commercial door and window system with high thermal
and sound insulation performance. A large variety of style and design
options can be achieved with a minimum amount of vinyl profile.
Galvanized steel reinforcements suit heavy design wind loads and ensure
maximum strength. AAMA certification ensures long life and maintenance
free products. All of the company’s white and beige profiles feature a
smooth and glossy surface. Laminates in a variety of wood grains and colors
New SUNFLEX Slider is Lightweight and High Performing
SUNFLEX Wall Systems in Bonita Springs, Fla., is introducing the SF 50/55
folding sliding door system. The lightweight sliding door system has been
tested for air leakage, water resistance, structural performance as well
as forced entry resistance, and has achieved a design pressure of +/-
60 psf (for in-swing and out-swing units) with a construction depth of
2 3/16 inches.
The company reports that thermal performance test results for the SF 55
system are in accordance with the NFRC 100/200/500. With a U-factor of
0.29 Btu/h·ft²·F with triple glazing, the product complies
with Energy Star requirements.
The sliding door is offered in panel dimensions of up to 4 feet wide and
12 feet high.
Foremost Launches Shower Enclosures Division
Foremost Groups in East Hanover, N.J., is introducing Foremost Shower
Enclosures, a complete line of shower and tub doors. The manufacturer
says it offers every type of door from the luxury of frameless heavy glass
to the basic framed tub and shower door.
• The Marina Collection - frameless heavy glass doors;
• The Cove Collection - frameless doors;
• The Lagoon Collection - semi-frameless doors; and
• The Tides Collection - framed doors.
In addition to rich finishes and elegant handles and towel bars, stylized
glass is available to make a customer’s new bath enclosure unique and
GANA, IGMA Joint Webinar Now Available
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass
Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced that their webinar titled Fatalities
and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling is now available to view on each
organization’s website. The webinar, which looks at the tragic results
from the mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing or fabrication facility,
drew 718 viewers to its live presentation on March 9.
The webinar was presented by Mike Burk, manager of workplace, learning
and performance with Edgetech I.G. Burk spent several months studying
accident reports and putting together a presentation that highlights how
simple complacency can result in a tragic event.
“The industry definitely showed up to the live presentation, a clear indication
of how important this subject matter is,” says Marg Webb, executive director
“Many of our attendees had great questions,” adds Brian Pitman, GANA director
of marketing and communications. “Several even broadcast the webinar in
conference rooms and cafeterias so that their employees would have a chance
to learn from it.”
machinery and equipment
EnduroShield and Lisec Introduce Automated Glass Coating
EnduroShield and Lisec have introduced a method of adding glass protection
to the automated manufacturing line. Utilizing nanotechnology to achieve
a durable protective coating, the EnduroShield clear liquid coating is
sprayed onto the glass to reduce cleaning time and maintenance. Lisec
has developed a fully automatic coating machine that can efficiently apply
EnduroShield product. This machine can be integrated into existing manufacturing
lines and is available in three different configurations depending on
requirements. The EnduroShield coating is provided with a 10 year limited
warranty and does not require the use of specialist aftercare products
to maintain performance.
EnduroShield reports that its coating is suitable for glass surfaces including
insulating glass units, curtainwalls, glass railings, shower doors and
solar panels. The coating is designed to provide the end-user with savings
on long term maintenance and reduce the need for commercial properties
to undertake glass restoration projects.
New GIESSE Handle Has Three Operations in One
GIESSE North America in Blountville, Tenn., designed the OS Operator specifically
for use on out-swing windows in the North American market.
Designed to improve both window performance and aesthetics, the new OS
Operator combines three operations into one piece of hardware. One turn
of the handle deactivates multiple locking points, pushes the vent open
and limits the opening distance. Because the handle is mounted on the
window frame, standard flat screens can be used.
The patented OS Operator has passed cycled testing at more than 15,000
cycles for both awning and casement windows at standard AAMA gateway sizes.
It is available in several configurations to meet varying size and performance
AkzoNobel Extrusion Coatings has eliminated the use of lead compounds
from all paint brand formulations including TRINAR®, ALUM-A-STAR®,
and ACRA-BOND® ULTRA. This also includes products such as the reformulated
high-solids POLYDURE® E, and the newly introduced CERAM-A-STAR®
EXtreme for fiberglass applications.
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