EnduroShield Coating Awarded TÜV Certification
PCT Global LLC in Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced that its EnduroShield
protective coating has been awarded certification from TÜV Rheinland
Germany, a global independent test provider, for durability and easy-to-clean
functionality. The durability test was carried out to simulate a 10-year
lifetime on interior and exterior use. The product has passed extensive
testing carried out by TÜV Rheinland Group, including safety and
Utilizing nanotechnology to achieve a durable protective coating, EnduroShield
is a clear liquid that is sprayed on glass using either a hand held spray
gun or automated machine. The coating is suitable for glass surfaces such
as shower doors, insulating glass units, curtainwall, glass railings and
solar panels. The EnduroShield coating is provided with a 10 year limited
does not require the use of specialist aftercare products to maintain
Azon Shares Samples of MLP™ System
The MLP™ total design system, or mechanical lock profile, is the newest
concept from the AZO/Tec® design team at Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Azon.
The company’s new MLP™ sample kit features a concealed and encapsulated
mechanical lock in an unfilled frame and a completed sample with the pour
and debridge method. The MLP™ has the highest shear of all thermal barrier
systems for aluminum architectural products and is designed with a high
temperature-resistant polyurethane polymer formulation and a wide cavity
to improve thermal performance with a lower U-factor in most fenestration
Johnson Window Films Introduces Efilm Energy Analysis
Johnson Window Films is now offering its dealers the opportunity to create
building energy analysis reports designed to provide an accurate window
film energy analysis for bids on commercial and residential projects.
The Efilm analysis program is a
Windows-based software tool designed to analyze energy use of fenestration
systems with and without window film and the cost-effectiveness of different
options in typical commercial and residential buildings.
The Efilm computer program is based on the EnergyPlus simulation engine,
developed under funding of the Department of Energy (DOE). EnergyPlus
incorporates features of DOE 2.1E and BLAST and also is enhanced with
the use of the latest programming. This program is a free tool available
to all Johnson Window Films dealers.
Pilkington Spotlights Spacia™ Vacuum Glass
Spacia™ vacuum glazing from Pilkington North America Inc. in Toledo, Ohio,
offers the thermal performance of conventional double glazing in one-quarter
of the thickness and two-thirds the weight.
Spacia™ seals low-E glass with clear float glass with a thin vacuum layer.
Its slim profile allows for the use of existing frames in older buildings.
Spacia™ differs from conventional IG in that the air between the two lites
of glass is extracted, creating a vacuum. Even a small vacuum gap is much
more efficient at minimizing conduction and convection heat losses, so
the gap between the two lites can be reduced to just 0.2-mm, giving an
overall thickness of just over 6-mm.
Clima-Tite Takes Thermal Performance to a New Level
Major Industries Inc. in Wausau, Wis., has introduced the Clima-Tite™
The manufacturer says that the Clima-Tite™ features the same built-in
water management as its standard Guardian 275® translucent panel daylighting
systems, including integral gutters and weeps, but replaces the aluminum
structure with pultruded fiberglass. This allows for improved U-factors
and improved condensation resistance factor (CRF) numbers versus aluminum-based
Clima-Tite™ systems also offer a snap-to-lock installation feature that
saves labor costs and eliminates the need for visible fasteners. Clima-Tite™
features Ultimate Series™ FRP face sheet technology for weathering performance,
plus color retention and an erosion veil for extreme environments.
doors and windows
AGC, Northern Building Products Aim for Super Energy-Efficiency
AGC Flat Glass North America (AGC) in Alpharetta, Ga., and Northern Building
Products Inc. in Teterboro, N.J., are commemorating their 28th anniversary
of doing business together by joining forces and bringing to market energy-efficient
aluminum doors and windows. Northern now offers AGC’s U4 - 4th Surface
Technology™, which will enable Northern products to provide up to a 20-percent
improvement in energy conservation. The U4 coating is baked into the glass
while it’s still in its molten state.
New Jig Drills for Curtainwall Mullions
The RyLee Jig from Fenestration Tooling Inc. in Hot Springs, Ark., is
a portable drill jig that can handle multiple types of hand drills. Originally
designed to erect curtainwall, the RyLee Jig can be used in any application
that needs a mobile adjustable drill jig.
The self-clamping bar clamp makes it possible to clamp on a mullion from
interior, exterior, above or below the anchor clips. A fully adjustable
360-degree rotating main shaft with a slide bar has enough travel to pass
through a mullion, reinforcement and both anchor plates with one easy
pass. The tool provides the user with control over the drilling process
while reducing erection field time, fatigue and possible injury due to
Access Door Offers New Panic Device
Access Door in Keokuk, Iowa, has introduced its new AD100 mechanical panic
device for all-glass and framed doors. Its mechanical panic feature complements
the company’s Smart Touch and Smart Grip line of access control and egress
Both the Smart Touch and AD100 mechanical panic can accommodate taller
doors and are available in most architectural finishes.
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