Silab Research Center Inc. of Daytona, FL, a research and development lab, has
collaborated with ThermaCell Technologies Inc. of Sarastoa, FL, to develop what it says is
environmentally-friendly glass paint. ThermaCell recently announced it signed a letter of
intent to acquire Silab. The acquisition will give ThermaCell 100 percent control of the
glass paint as well as complete rights to eight other technologies. The company says it
would also gain a highly skilled R&D team, with a focus on silicate or glass
technology, which would help the company patent and expand into full-scale production of
all new technologies.
The paint uses inorganic glass to replace organic resins and meets restrictive regulations regarding the elimination of environmentally harmful paint ingredients. The glass paint is resistant to weathering, ultraviolet rays, acid rain, fading, solvents, water and mildew, according to the company. It does not chalk, has no odor and is available clear or pigmented.
Arrays of new concealed door closer products are available from C.R. Laurence of Los Angeles. The products can be purchased in kit form or as separate units. The Concealed Overhead Door Closer kit consists of a medium-duty door closer, mounting clips, end or side lad arms and an adjustable dual purpose bottom pivot set. The closers have dual-action valves for closing operation. The company also offers 20 models of door closer bodies with mounting clips in light-, medium-, heavy-duty, ADA 5- or 8-pound weights.
The new series 5100 bead glazed sliding doors from Wausau Window and Wall Systems of
Wausau, WI, have been tested to AAMA AW50 ratings, according to the company. The doors
feature an interior slide and can stack with the companys other 4 ½-inch window
The series 3500 marine-glazed doors feature tubular meeting rails and telescoping construction. Features include an exterior slide with sightlines at 1¾ inch. Other features include a stainless steel roll-formed track and two adjustable roller housings. Both series are available with rolling screens, salt-water hardware packages and non-takeout hardware, said the company.
Toray Plastics (America) Inc. of North Kingston, RI, has developed a multi-layer polyester film designed for solar control and high-end optical and graphics applications. The Lumirror U60 is manufactured using a proprietary multi-layer technology, which gives the film a consistent surface finish, according to the company. The optical clarity of the film is 99.8 percent with haze levels at .08 percent. It is available in 47- and 92-gauge thickness, according to the company.
The Paragon Series custom shower enclosure system is constructed with rounded,
two-piece headers. Coastal Industries of Jacksonville, FL, announced that one of the
features of the series is a custom-corner option such as the infinitely
adjustable interlocking corner joint. This joint allows the enclosure to be
configured at any angle from 90 to 180 degrees. The hinged door features a continuous
hinge combined with an opposite, full-length magnetic strip closer, which eliminates the
need to constantly readjust door settings, according to the company. The series is
available in bypass and hinged models.
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