Spring 2004


Something to See
Companies Offer New Glass Products During AIA 2004

The glass industry is an integral part of this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) Show, scheduled to take place June 10-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Many companies exhibiting at the annual event offer new products and services. Glass selections, window systems, curtainwall and more are just some of the products you could expect to find in Chicago.

Pilkington Offers One-Stop Shop
Toledo, Ohio-based Pilkington North America will promote a number of products including its Profilit™ glass, Pyrostop™ glass and its newest architectural glass, Eclipse Advantage™ reflective low-E glass.
Info or call 800/535-3212.

Berman Glass editions Launches Glass Line
Berman Glass editions of Vancouver, British Columbia, has launched a line of premium pressure-formed architectural glass products. Applications in which it is suitable include back-splashes, ceiling panels, cladding, countertops, doors, divider walls, furniture, lighting, retail shelving, partition walls, rotundas, screens, sealed units, signage, skylights and windows.
Info or call 888/505-4527.

AFTI Offers Fire-Rated Glazing Products
SuperLite II-XL™ is a fire-rated transparent wall available from San Francisco-based SAFTI that has 45-, 60-, 90- and 120-minute ratings. It also meets various requirements including solar, acoustic, blast, bullet, attack and hurricane applications. 

Info or call 415/822-4222.

TGP Introduces Fire-Rated Doors
Technical Glass Products (TGP) has announced the availability of fire-rated glass doors with 90-minute ratings in sizes up to 48 by 96 inches, depending on the fire rating. 
Info or call 888/397-3473.

Heavy Traffic: Laminated Glass Available from Arch
Arch Aluminum & Glass of Tamarac, Fla., offers two new laminated glass products.
Sound Zone Plus™ is an acoustical, laminated glass that the company says is ideal for high traffic applications, as well as those in traditionally loud areas. Solar Command™ laminated glass features a low-E interlayer and is available in clear, gray, blue and light green.
Info or call 800/432-8132.

Wausau Introduces 310i-SH Series
Wausau, Wis.-based Wausau Window and Wall Systems® is offering the 310i-SH series single-hung windows with Insulbar® thermal barrier. The 310i-SH series has an AAMA architectural window performance class rating of up to AW-60. The windows can accommodate up to 1-inch insulating glass and are glazed with extruded aluminum glazing beads. 
Info or call 877/678-2983.

CRL Publishes Railing Systems Catalog
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) now has available a 128-page rail system catalog (HRO5). One of the products listed in the catalog is the company’s Glass Wedge® dry glaze system, which mounts heavy glass into a base shoe, including standard square, heavy-duty square, low-profile, and tapered styles.
Info or call 800/421-6144

Oldcastle’s StormGlass™ Earns Miami-Dade County Approval
Oldcastle Glass® has announced that its StormGlass hurricane impact-resistant product has been approved by the Miami-Dade County Building Code Compliance Office. StormGlass has undergone testing by numerous window and system manufacturers, and has passed with window sizes up to 50 square feet and at high wind pressures of more than 130 psi.
Info+ or call 866/653-2278.

Architectural Skylight Offers Selection of Products
Architectural Skylight Co. of Waterboro, Maine, will offer a number of products during the AIA show for a variety of glass needs.

Included in the line-up is the company’s Atlas™ point-supported glass system and integral  stainless steel back-up structures, custom, unitized and conventional stick-built curtainwalls and its System 2000™ skylight system for monumental structures.
Info or call 800/345-7899.

Solar Control Low-E
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries Inc. is displaying its Solarban® 60 and Solarban® 80 solar control low-E glasses. The company will also display its Oceans of Color™, spectrally selective tinted glasses in an array of greens and blues.
Info+ or call 888/PPG-SPEC.

See the Light
Azon USA Inc. from Kalamazoo, Mich., has announced its Warm-Light thermally improved air spacer material for commercial insulating glass units has completed CBA testing successfully. It now complies with ASTM E 774-97 for sealed glass units. 
Info or call 800/788-5942.

Dorma Offers Hardware for Glass Doors
Dorma Glas of Upper Marlboro, Md., has a variety of hardware available for glass doors. Included in the company’s offerings is the door rail system (DRS). The system is available in heights of 6 inches (square) and 3 5/8 inches (tapered or square), as well as custom heights of 8 inches and 10 inches (both square) upon request. The DRS accommodates glass thicknesses of 3/8 or ½ inches and maximum door widths of 48 inches (BTS floor closer) or 42 inches (RTS overhead concealed closer). Maximum door height is 108 inches.
Info or call 301/451-0649.

Finished At Last
Based in Dubuque, Iowa, Eagle Window & Door Inc. has added six new anodized finishes for its aluminum-clad line of windows and doors. Eagle has also introduced its Talon RetroFit™ insert double hung window for the remodeling market. 
Info or call 563/556-2270.

Graham Introduces Security Screen Windows
Graham Architectural Products of York, Pa., has introduced security screen windows. The windows feature a security barrier, with a choice of 12-mesh stainless steel wire mesh or perforated steel plate infill, heavy-duty extruded aluminum frame and sash members and a low-profile European-style locking handle.
Info or call 800/755-6274.

Major Unveils TrimTones™
Major Industries Inc. of Wausau, Wis., has introduced TrimTones, a new option for hiding exterior fasteners on selected skylights and translucent curtainwall applications. The recessed connector system has a flat color-coordinated trim that blends into the finish color of the retainer caps. 
Info or call 888/SKY-COST. 

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