LMI Goes Green
Utilizing a new type of EPDM polymer developed by LANXESS, LMI Custom
Mixing has developed a variety of new EPDM formulations that it says incorporate
renewable resources. According to the LMI announcement, LANXESS began
producing EPDM with ethylene derived purely from sugar cane, a renewable
resource. The bio-based form of ethylene is produced by dehydrating ethanol
from Brazilian sugar cane. Sold under the Keltan Eco brand name, LMI Custom
Mixing says it is one of the first mixing facilities to formulate and
test extruded sponge and dense compounds derived from this brand.
LMI says it has already extruded and tested various profiles
and is presently working on ASTM and FDA specified green compounds.
New Flashing Tape Protects
Protecto Wrap Company has introduced Protecto Form Flash 1 which the company
describes as its “most advanced product in this category to date.” The
peel and stick flexible flashing tape is used as a primary air and moisture
seal around wall openings and penetrations in residential and commercial
building construction. Protecto Form Flash 1 is a permanent air/vapor
and insect/rodent barrier that not only provides protection, but increases
the energy efficiency and Energy Star rating of any residential or commercial
structure, according to the company. The product spans the gaps between
service components and wall surfaces by sealing any remaining gaps, holes
or leaks. Moisture intrusion that can cause black mold is eliminated and
energy savings are achieved, the company adds.
AMD Readies for Annual Convention
The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will host its Annual Convention
and Trade Show October 8-12 in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky International
Convention Center, Marriott Louisville Downtown. The event will offer
educational seminars, networking opportunities and two days to visit with
show exhibitors. A number of companies will showcase some of their latest
products. Here’s a sneak peek at what some plan to feature.
RSL has added several new decorative options, which it will feature at
the show. In addition to its new white camed decorative glass, the company
also has three new decorative designs.
The Skyline series uses non-welded caming for a clean, contemporary
appearance, while Galaxy adds to the company’s collection of liquid crystal
bevelpane, offering privacy without the need for brass, zinc or black
caming. Paragon is a new geometric design with black caming that offers
privacy and design simplicity.
A number of new products from Therma-Tru will be on display, including
privacy glass options, as well as a number of new choices in fiberglass
According to the company, its privacy glass collection is
available as an option in virtually all of its door lines. The new offerings
include Chord glass, which features a vertical, flowing pattern reminiscent
of waves on the water; Chinchilla glass, which resembles a free-flowing
configuration, presenting quiet lines and unique curves; Rainglass encompasses
ripples of cascading water; and Granite glass features a coarse grained
arrangement with surface variations over the entire lite.
In addition, each privacy glass panel is triple-paned and
Energy Star-qualified. The textured glass is sealed between tempered,
clear glass sheets to provide reduced heat transfer, increased thermal
performance and improved sound-dampening features within a reliably-constructed
frame, according to the company.
In addition, the company has new 12- and 14-inch Craftsman
sidelites. These are available in Classic-Craft American Style Collection
(with one panel recessed) and Classic-Craft Canvas Collection (with one
panel V-groove plank).
The sidelites are offered in American-Style’s fir-grained
texture for staining or the Canvas Collection smooth surface that can
be painted. The factory-produced, flush-glazed construction of the Classic-Craft
Craftsman sidelites is durable, strong and moisture resistant, according
to the company.
As a way to meet consumer demand for fiberglass doors in
hardwood grains with ¾-glass options, the company has introduced the Fiber-Classic
mahogany collection 3-panel door. It can be configured for either ¾-rectangle
or ¾-oval lites in 16 different decorative glass options, plus four privacy
options, clear low-E and clear glass.
Lock in to New Options
Hoppe plans to showcase a number of new hardware selections, including
multi-point locks and hinges. Included in its display will be the all-stainless
HLS multi-point locking system, which is available in a single package.
Each hardware package contains everything needed to upgrade to a multipoint
door including locks, strikes and fasteners. The packages have been pre-configured
by panel height for both single doors and French doors, with both 3-point
locking and 5-point locking options available.
In addition, HOPPE offers concealed multi-point locks for
operable sidelites, which feature retractable engagement points and concealed
strikes. Two lock sizes, each with three locking points, help maximize
weather sealing capability for a range of panel heights, according to
Likewise, the company will feature its adjustable hinge,
which has surpassed 2.5 million cycles according to ANSI Grade 1 requirements.
It is also available in several finishes, including the company’s high-performance
Set in Stone … and Timber
Fypon’s new Stone and Timber collection of decorative products is a way
to accent homes featuring stone, stucco and timber as major design themes.
The product offering includes door and window trim and decorative millwork.
Each durable piece features rich, authentic textures and details to resemble
traditional cast concrete or timber accents.
According to the company, its woodgrain timber pieces feature
the look of real wood and are easy to maintain.
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