SuperJamb Comes to the Rescue
Info www.fentechinc.com or call 715/392-9505
FEN-TECH Inc. of Superior, Wis., has introduced SuperJamb extension jambs, which is composed of a co-extruded composite material, SuperJamb, and is intended for highmoisture applications. The core is a combination of wood (wood powder) and proprietary blend of thermoplastic resins. The cap is a UVstabilized, ASA acrylic polymer that is extremely colorfast, according to the company.
SuperJamb is waterproof, cuts like wood, is machined easily and is paintable. The company says the product can be used for exterior trim as well as jamb extensions. The product is available in five widths, and is 5/8 inches thick with 16 foot lineals for optimal yield.
Emes Helps Display Products
Info www.doordisplay.com or call 905/886-1266
Emes Marketing Inc. has introduced its KIARA Window Display which the company describes as the “ultimate” in space savings as it holds eight full-sized windows in a space slightly wider than four feet. The company adds that displays are lightweight, easy-to-assemble, inexpensive and maintenance free. Windows roll in and out of the display on solid polyurethane wheels and multiple displays can stand side by side, back-to-back or as standalone unit.
Sika Adhesive Passes
Info www.sikaindustry.com or call 248/577-0020.
Sika Corp. of Madison Heights, Mich., has announced that its’ Sikaflex®-552, a one part polyurethane (PUR) hybrid adhesive, has met the test requirements of Miami Dade County, PA 201 large missile and PA 203 cyclic wind pressure loading. Sika also announced that the sealant has qualified to AAMA 805.2 Group A, Bonding Back-Bedding Compound specifications. The company said testing was performed on numerous customer-built door wall and window units at independent test facilities.
“The addition of Sikaflex-552 adhesive to our growing line of impact-certified products for back-bedding applications gives our customers maximum flexibility in specifying a qualified impact sealant or adhesive product for their lines,” said Barry Kutch, vice president, industrial business unit. “The product by its’ very nature, a PUR hybrid, offers adhesion to multiple substrates without priming, adds another solvent-free formulation to our offering and has performance characteristics that are succeeding where the competition fails.”
Rixson’s New Product
Offers Installation Option
Info www.rixson.com or call 800/438-1951
A new installation option is now available for center hung closers and pivots thanks to a new patch fitting package introduced by Rixson Specialty Door Controls of Franklin Park, Ill. The product can be used with a heavy-duty floor closer, shallow-depth floor closer and a light-duty pivot.
The Model 428 heavy-duty closer is a single-acting closer with three independent checking valves: latch, closing and backcheck. The Model 5040 shallowdepth closer offers an option for doors up to 250 pounds where traditional floor closers won’t fit. The Model 178 is for lightweight doors up to 175 pounds, and features a walking beam top pivot that can be mounted into aluminum, hollow metal or wood frames, according to the company.
MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
MTI and Surface
Specialties Launch UV Glass Laminating Line
Info www.uvekol.com or call 888/269-3901
Info www.mti-glass.com or call 330/995-4600
Machine Techniques Inc. (MTI) of Aurora, Ohio, and Surface Specialties Inc., part of the UCB Group in Smyrna, Ga., have announced that MTI has developed a line for UV-glass lamination. The new line includes a programmed conveyor station and dual UV-light curing system. According to the companies, Uvekol products from Surface Specialties typically take 20 minutes to cure under UV light, making the line capable of producing more than 1,000 square feet of laminated glass daily, in one eight-hour shift.
With the availability of the new system, window and door manufacturers now have the option of either purchasing laminated glass from an existing Uvekol glass fabricator or integrating a Uvekol glass laminating line into their own operations.
The first MTI system has been installed at A.L. Smith Glass Co. in Ijamsville, Md. “An extensive evaluation of the laminated glass market, laminating materials and equipment suppliers was conducted,” said Alton Smith, A.L. Smith president. “Uvekol liquid laminate processed on MTI’s turnkey system was by far the best performing and most economical system available.”
Uvekol S is a one-component liquid that is cured by low-intensity UV lights. It has been certified as a hurricane-resistant interlayer for Miami-Dade County, Fla.
New Saw from CTD Increases
Info www.ctdsaw.com or call 213/689-4455
CTD Machines of Los Angeles has introduced a product which will allow manufacturers to save time and increase accuracy according to the company. The Model A480E-CNC, for production sawing of non-ferrous metal, plastic and wood, feeds material through the machine automatically, then clamps it and saws pieces to a predetermined length within plus or minus .005.
Other great features include the fact that multiple pieces can be cut simultaneously, and the new touch screen and linear actuating servo-controlled motor allows the operator fast, easy set ups and unparalleled accuracy, according to the company.
The A480ECNC uses CTD’s 400 series saw head, while three independent holding vises are used—one to feed the material and one on each side of the blade. The vises are keyed and moveable front to back for easy adjustment of different widths of material.
The Black Bros Co. (www.blackbros.com) of Mendota, Ill., says its DD-200 delivers accurate and consistent coating weights of PUR and conventional hot-melt adhesives. Features include oil-heated rolls which maintain a consistent temperature, independent direct drives and an efficient end-seal mechanism … B.F. Rich (www.bfrich.com) of Newark, Del., has introduced a 1-inch Internal Contour Grid which include machined cross connectors and internal non-visible cross connectors. They are available in a variety of finishes in all of the company’s product lines … JELD-WEN (www.jeld-wen) of Klamath Falls, Ore., has introduced three new factory applied exterior trim options on its Norco Wood Windows. The options are available on its metal-clad wood windows, and the company has also expanded its selection of metal-clad colors to include eight standard and 34 luxury colors …