Volume 28, Issue 1 - January/February 2014

New Product Focus

doors and windows

Rated AW
The Mikron C3-11300 AW-rated door and window system, designed to meet AW performance-grade requirements governed by the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) for use in mid- and high-rise buildings, is now available from Quanex Building Products. The Mikron C3-11300 is the first product in the company’s architectural series.

Its patented MikronBlend® vinyl compound is standard for the Mikron C3-11300 to ensure optimal weathering and durability, even in intense UV, temperature, and salt air environments. It is engineered to achieve NFRC .20 U-factor with condensation resistance over 75.

metal panels

Get Una-Clad in Firestone
High performing metal wall panel systems for commercial buildings are available from Firestone Building Products. The company’s Una-Clad wall panel systems are offered in different materials to fit needs of individual commercial building projects. Firestone Building Products has three aluminum composite panels which are designed with a thermoplastic core bonded to aluminum skins.

A Good Time to Bond
Alcoa Architectural Products has a range of cladding and innovative finish solutions, including its Design Line finishes for Reynobond® aluminum composite material (ACM), Reynobond panels with EcoClean coating and impact-resistant Reynobond with Kevlar® ACM.

They Reynobond ACM is a series of 39 nature-inspired paint finishes that the company says are virtually indistinguishable from natural materials. The panels with the EcoClean coating are marketed as being able to clean themselves and the air around them while the Reynobond with Kevlar ACM helps provide hurricane protection.

Reynobond composite material consists of a polyethylene or fire-retardant compound core between two sheets of aluminum, brushed aluminum, zinc or copper. It can be routed, drilled, punched, cut, bent, curved and formed.


Transparent Transformation
Transparent, solar control, low-E glasses rise to new levels of clarity and solar control with Solarban 67 glass by PPG. According to the company, the glass is engineered with a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition coating. While clear glass is standard, it can also be specified with blue, green and earth-toned on the second or third surface of an insulating glass unit.


You Can Sefar® with This Vision
Vision aluminum-coated precision fabric interlayers from Sefar Architecture are now printable digitally. UV-resistant inks allow architects and designers to produce Pantone colors, patterns, pictures or any other design effects on building exteriors without obstructing views from inside, according to the company. Designs can be created across the entire length of a glass wall partition, curtainwall or even the entire expanse of a building’s glass façade.

Sefar Architecture Vision is laminated within glass or other transparent materials to create design possibilities in exterior glass façades, windows and interior and decorative glass partition wall systems. The fabrics are available in five different fabric density configurations.

decorative glass

Don't Hem and Haw, Just Scrimshaw The newest product from Pulp Studio is Scrimshaw which takes the tradition of scrimshaw etching and applies it to the surface of glass. Scrimshaw can be custom fit and applied to wall partitioning, door lites, tabletops, office dividers, storefronts, signage, furniture, handrails, skylights, windows, light fixtures, wall panels and elevator cab paneling.


Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal
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