The partnership between PurOptima and Architectural Glass Works (AGW) will provide easier access to glass wall partitioning systems throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Photo: Unsplash

PurOptima is expanding into the Midwest after adding a new project delivery partner. The partnership between PurOptima, Clover Architectural Products (PurOptima’s Midwest product delivery management partner) and Architectural Glass Works (AGW) will provide easier access to glass wall partitioning systems throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

PurOptima manufactures glass wall partitions and door systems. AGW provides the glazing industry with project solutions through design, project management and installation services.

“… Following the launches in the major hubs of New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., expanding further into the Chicagoland markets offers the ideal next step on our expansion plans, allowing us to develop what we have learned and tailor this to meet the design needs in a new and exciting region,” says PurOptima commercial director Kevin Mayer.

PurOptima also announced that it switched its aluminum supply to Hydro Circal, a sustainable aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled post-consumer scrap. Company officials say this ensures PurOptima’s glass partitions and doors feature less embodied carbon (C02).

“Currently, U.S.-produced aluminum has an embodied carbon of 16 kilograms (kg) C02, compared with a European average of 8.6 kg of C02,” says Mayer. “Contrastingly, Hydro Circal aluminum exclusively available in the U.S. in PurOptima’s glass wall partitioning systems has an embodied carbon of 1.9 kg of CO2e/kg aluminum, down from the previous 2.3 kg of CO2e/kg, which is a massive benefit for clients. We have already been able to make significant carbon reductions for clients looking to reduce their carbon footprint.”

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