Volume 29, Issue 2 - Summer 2015

New Product Focus

impact products

Drain on the System


Certified to meet Florida Building Code requirements and those of the state’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) standards, Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.’s (SAF) Series 4000 rainScreen drained and back-ventilated ACM panel system can now be specified for Florida commercial building cladding.

Series 4000 is a drained and back-ventilated rain screen panel system incorporating a strip of composite material in a reveal between each panel (instead of caulk), resulting in a more uniform appearance, according to the company. The Series 4000 system ships with fabricated panels and “track” extrusions ready to assemble on a job site. The system is engineered to allow moisture to permeate the outside wall, but subsequently drain or evaporate through weep holes on each panel frame.

The 4000 RainScreen passed the TAS301 test protocol established for Miami-Dade HVHZ which includes TAS 201 (large missile); TAS 202 (air, water and structure); TAS 203 (pressure cycling). Certifications issued for the SAF Series 4000 RainScreen system include panels from three major aluminum composite panel manufacturers.

www.saf.com


Making an Impact

The 35HL/50HL high-performance hurricane entrance doors, part of YKK AP’s Protek line, were developed to provide sizes, options and delivery required for fast food and low-rise retail projects.

The impact-resistant entrances were tested to meet large and small missile impact up to 50 PSF. With low-maintenance, single-point hook locks, the doors also meet the standards for Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone in Miami Dade and Broward counties.

Each door features the company’s VersaJamb design, a reinforced tubular door frame that allows for sidelite glazing without shear clips while maintaining the structural integrity of transom frames. Additionally, the 35HL/50HL entrances with standard low-E insulating glass meet the 2012 IECC for all climate zones. All doors are joined and welded mechanically.

www.ykkap.com


spacers

A Leg-ato Up

The non-weld system of Wagner’s Legato Collection allows for simpler installation with no special training necessary. Constructed with Type 316 satin-finished stainless steel, the metal railings provide low-maintenance durability with superior rust resistance, ideal for outdoor performance, according to the company.

The Legato system accommodates guard, stair or ramp applications for a range of glass thicknesses. The glass infill is secured via glass mounting hardware, and the system is available in an assortment of post shapes and glass mounting designs, offering surface, embedded and fascia post mounting options with mid, end and corner post configurations.

The Legato SRP option accommodates straight guard applications with a ½-inch glass thickness. The glass infill is secured via slotted tube rails that are held in place with concealed fasteners. The Legato SRP offers surface and fascia post mounting options with mid, end and corner post configurations.

www.legatorailing.com

decorative glass

Finishing Strong


Astral by Dlubak Powder Coating produces custom digital images, graphics and natural finishes on powder-coated metals, glass and other substrates and can be used on interior or exterior applications.

With the Astral finish, the image is embedded through the entire thickness of the powder coating.

There is no film or laminate to chip or peel, nor corner seams, as the single- or double-sided graphics continue around the edges and even sharp corners. The finish resists abrasion, humidity, corrosion and light, and is non-combustible, according to the company.

www.dlubakpowdercoating.com



Improved Vision

With a new combination of material thickness and open aperture, SEFAR Architecture’s new 260/50 series for Vision metal-coated fabric interlayer for glass is ideal for interior glass walls and paneling, as well as facades and second skins.

The addition of 260 microns of material thickness with 50 percent mesh aperture offers a wide range of options for innovative designs in both interior and exterior architectural glass applications. The mesh can also help in reducing solar heat gain and glare.

All Vision metal coatings improve the thermal insulating qualities for reducing solar heat gain while allowing for light transmission, according to the company. The range of materials can be single or double-sided to produce any desired effect.

The fabrics are available in six density configurations and each can be coated with three different metal coatings—aluminum, chrome, and titanium. They can also be printed on to achieve any color or pattern, providing unlimited combinations. They feature plain or twill weaves in a variety of aperture percentages (25-70) and light transmission percentages (18-60).

www.sefar.us/vision


architectural metals

Meshing Together

Cambridge Architectural’s anodized aluminum mesh comes in eight colors for interior applications, such as ceiling canopies and architectural drapery. The product is available in five patterns traditionally offered in stainless steel—shade, mid-shade, mid-balance, diamond and Windsor—and available colors are light bronze, medium bronze, nickel, black, pearl, blue, red and gold.

More than one-third lighter in weight and requiring less structural support than stainless steel, Cambridge anodized aluminum also provides a warmer finish to the metal, according to the company. It can be used as a decorative accent, canopy or curtain divider for a variety of interior design uses.

www.cambridgearchitectural.com

Don’t Cross the Madras Line

The Madras Limited line for interior glass design is now available from Vitrealspecchi SpA. Madras Limited features a delicately engraved texture, limited to a single band that decorates the door, protects privacy and camouflages fingerprints. The glass above and below it is transparent.

The new line is available in a plate size of 2250 by 3210 mm (88- by 126-inches), and the band is 80 cm (31 inches) tall.
The processed area of the plate is available in two different orientations to produce doors of either standard (210 cm) or ceiling height (270/300 cm).

The glass can also be tempered and bended.

www.vitrealspecchi.it


Meshing Purposes

Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.’s mesh texture provides both privacy on the inside and light from the outside.
The new texture joins the company’s organic series and comes in panel sizes up to 6 by 10 feet. The company’s classic textures come in various thicknesses of clear, low-iron and tinted glass.

www.nathanallan.com


Channeling the Inner Pro

Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) new high-performance channel glass coating, TGP ProColor, doesn’t require tempering and is bonded to the glass with high adhesion strength to resist chipping and fading.
The coating is available in a wide array of opaque and metallic colors. It can be applied to standard and low-iron Pilkington Profilit channel glass options in all available textures. For added protection and opacity, it is also available with an optional flood coating.

www.tgpamerica.com


architectural metals

Meshing Together

Cambridge Architectural’s anodized aluminum mesh comes in eight colors for interior applications, such as ceiling canopies and architectural drapery. The product is available in five patterns traditionally offered in stainless steel—shade, mid-shade, mid-balance, diamond and Windsor—and available colors are light bronze, medium bronze, nickel, black, pearl, blue, red and gold.

More than one-third lighter in weight and requiring less structural support than stainless steel, Cambridge anodized aluminum also provides a warmer finish to the metal, according to the company. It can be used as a decorative accent, canopy or curtain divider for a variety of interior design uses.

www.cambridgearchitectural.com


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