Azon Introduces Its Mechanical Lock Profile
Azon USA Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich., has introduced its mechanical lock
profile (MLP™), a concept for commercial aluminum window, door, storefront
and curtainwall applications.
The MLP system offers energy-saving enhancements and strength for all
applications including high-rise and monumental buildings. According to
the company, the new MLP has the highest shear of all thermal barrier
systems for aluminum architectural products, and is designed with a high
temperature-resistant polyurethane polymer formulation, a wide cavity
to improve thermal performance with a low U-factor in most fenestration
Coral Puts Glass to Work in New Applications
The new SpanVision glass from Coral Industries in Tuscaloosa, Ala., features
an elastomeric silicone-based paint coating used primarily in spandrel
applications to conceal non-vision areas of building glass. These coatings
are UV fade-resistant as well as being resistant to the effects of water.
The company says that silicone spandrel coatings may be easily repaired
onsite, and may be used as a safety glazing component by providing “fall-out”
protection in the event of breakage.
FloorVision glass flooring offers unique structural and non-structural
alternatives to traditional flooring. Each flooring installation involves
specific engineering and construction of the entire floor system, including
glass panels, anti-slip walking surface and support structures. A full
range of surface textures and colors are available, with the option of
creating custom patterns. Custom color coatings may be incorporated and
may be transparent, translucent or opaque.
EPCO Offers New Options
EPCO in City of Industry, Calif., says that its EPCO 96 series floor springs
offer efficiency and long use life. The product features two ranges of
closing speed for delay action, which can be adjusted at the transition
point between 75 and 105 degrees. A hold-open option is available. The
backcheck is worked mechanically at approximately 90 degrees. The product
is designed for heavy-duty use up to 650 pounds and can be used on double-action
doors and windows
Winco Introduces the First Operating Tornado-Rated Window
Winco Window Co. in St. Louis has introduced a unique line-up of aluminum
tornado-rated windows, built to withstand direct impact from a 15-pound
section of 2 by 4 lumber shot from a cannon at more than 100 mph.
The tornado impact windows are made with reinforced aluminum frames and
feature laminated interlayer and polycarbonate sheets, providing protection
from noise, wind and water infiltration, as well as energy-saving thermal
ratings of 0.35 U-value or better.
Models available include the first operating projected window rated for
tornadoes of more than 150 mph. Fixed tornado impact windows are also
available at prices averaging 50 percent higher than the company’s comparable
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