Galaxy Expands Options
Galaxy Glass & Stone has released an array of new decorative glass colors,
including a number of contemporary colors, cool neutrals in grey and white,
muted colors such as coral spice and golden sunrise, and deep rich colors
including hot fuchsia.
Officials say their new offerings aim to incorporate the
latest trends in color and design with the versatility of decorative glass
lamination and custom glass printing.
Glass is available with both smooth and textured finishes
and various grades of translucence. A variety of interlayer options also
are available, from a striking or subtle interlayer incorporating fabric,
metal, film to an illustration of almost any kind.
Glass on Glass
Pulp Studio of Los Angeles offers a new series, Fragmento, which company
officials say encompasses thousands of pieces of glass, of all shapes
and sizes. These pieces are then fused together onto another piece of
glass and laminated. According to a company release, the glass can be
textured on one or two sides, with the option of a mirrored back for wall
Handling More Pressure
After additional testing, Kawneer Co. Inc. has enhanced its AA 3350 IsoPort
Window, according to the company. The first model of this product was
initially suited for applications requiring a design pressure of 50 psf.
The window can now meet the design demands of 70 psf amounts of pressure.
The improved window is also now compatible with more panning shapes and
includes applied muntin grids, according to the company. This model is
available in single-hung, double-hung, horizontal sliding and fixed configurations
and has a polyamide thermal break structure that company officials say
meets current energy codes.
Adapting to the Elements
PPG Industries has revealed the SUNGATE 600 glass, which has the ability
to heighten a commercial building’s insulating potential against a multitude
of climates. The SUNGATE 600 glass has a versatile low-E glass surface
and is 25 percent smoother than the coatings on traditional pyrolytic
coated glasses, according to the company. When presented with colder temperatures,
the SUNGATE 600 glass has a configuration that yields 20 percent net gain
in U-value without the need for triple glazing. When seeking more warmth
in an average climate, the SUNGATE 600 glass coat reduces heat loss and
provides a U-value of 0.33 while maintaining heat and visible light transmittance
of 71 percent.
doors and windows
A Slim Figure
Panda Window & Door now offers a wider selection of multi-slide door systems
with both the Slim Profile Lift and Slide Systems additions. Both products
feature a 40 percent slimmer sight-line than other Lift and Slide products
previously available from Panda, according to the company. The S.85 is
non-thermally broken aluminum and the S.87 is thermally broken for better
Set the Sunscape
Madico Inc. has introduced its new Sunscape window film for both commercial
and residential use. The new film line includes a full range of solar
control products including the new Purelite 60, a light window film that
provides balanced solar performance with an attractive natural appearance
on glass. Sunscape includes a dealer program with comprehensive marketing
support, including a consumer website with lead-generating custom dealer
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