Door Components

Solar Innovations Continues

Solar Innovations has a new patent for a continuous sill for doors with sidelites. The sill assembly is installed under each doorway, sidelite and vertical door frame member, including vertical jambs, mull posts and vertical members of sidelites. Variations of the assembly allow for both inswing and outswing door operation. To shed water away from
the building, a backstop with optional end dams is incorporated into the design, allowing for installation without an extra sill pan or lashing, though an additional self-sealing continuous membrane is recommended. The sill assembly can include one or more optional thermal breaks that can be aligned with the thermal breaks of the door(s), sidelites, and vertical door frame members.

Laminated Glass

I-ON Film Seems Eva Cool

Pujol has taken standard Polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) film technology further, integrating touchscreens and RFID technology to create interactive and dynamic designed spaces. The new brand of PDLC film is called I-ON by Pujol.

The interlayer is supplied as a PDLC film cut to size with busbar connections or as a fully finished laminated product.

Protective Glazing

Guard and Defend

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® has expanded its suite of security products and systems with ArmorGarde and ArmorDefend.

ArmorDefend and its enhanced system, ArmorDefend Plus, are complete storefront, entrance and glazing systems with components tested together to provide forced-entry resistance to a multitude of industry-recognized testing standards. Both systems contain the new ArmorGarde or ArmorGarde Plus glazing products, which consist of laminated insulating glass units with proprietary interlayer compositions made to pass forced-entry test standards.

Both are designed for a variety of applications, from school entrances and recreational buildings to retail storefronts and pharmacies. ArmorGarde can also be used in retrofit projects.


Going for SuperNeutral

Guardian Glass North America has announced the availability of its SunGuard SNE 50/25 HT, a high performance, low-E coated glass with a subtle, blue-gray color and mid-reflectivity aesthetic. According to the company, the new glass has a visible light transmission of 48% and low solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25.

Designed to be used on the second and third surfaces of a standard insulating glass unit, SunGuard SNE 50/25 HT coating is available on multiple Guardian Glass substrates, including UltraClear low-iron glass, in 6-, 8- and 10-mm thicknesses, and has similar durability and processing requirements as other SunGuard low-E coated glass products.

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