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June-July  2004

Introducing...New Products

Edgetech Launches SDLS-sentials for Simulated Divided Lite Applications
Info www.superspacer.com or call 866/TRUE-WARM
Edgetech I.G., based in Cambridge, Ohio, has introduced its SDL S-sentials™, a thermoset sleeve system for simulated divided lite applications. 

According to the company, the SDL S-sentials are flexible-foam sleeves that slide onto muntin bars for assembly as internal grids within double-glazed IG units. The exterior muntin profiles are aligned and fixed to the outer surface of the lite.

The company says the foam sleeves create a padding that helps protect the glass when windows are shipped.
The SDL S-sentials are compatible with numerous muntin bar systems and are available for varying muntin bar widths. The line is available in standard grey.

Republic and VEKA Enhance Fensterbau Show 
Info www.republicwindows.com or call 800-248-1775
Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors showcased its Enhancement window at the recent Fensterbau show, held in Germany, and the window was featured in the booth of Fombell, Pa.-based VEKA. The Enhancement window was tested to German standards for its showing at Fensterbau and Republic says this is the first time an American-designed window was displayed at the show. 

“We wanted to show the Enhancement Window in Europe to highlight the best performing double-hung window in America, and to show the world evidence of VEKA’s dedication to innovative partnerships with fabricators like Republic,” said Walter Stucky, VEKA president. 

According to Jon Neely, Republic’s chief technical engineer, Republic’s technical services design team identified 78 different criteria that impact a window’s performance and aesthetics.

“All 100 pieces of Enhancement’s hardware work together in fluid motion,” said Neely. 

Extreme Colours Offers Extremely Fast Service 
Info 905/264-3733
Extreme Colours of Vaughan, Ontario, says it can provide vinyl window and door manufacturers with fast service and customized options. The company offers Prolux 3200, a polyurethane acrylic paint that is baked on for durability and has no distortion of vinyl due to heat build up. The company says it has two paint booths will allow two colors to be done at the same time which allows a quick turnaround on orders. Extreme Colours add that it offers a ten-year guarantee on non-fading and adhesion. 

Graphic Arts Production Introduces New Technology to Replicate Stained Glass 
Info www.graphicartsproduction.com or call 513/681-9633
To offer the look of stained glass at a lower cost, Graphic Arts Production of Cincinnati has introduced Graphix-Glass™. 

The company says the patent-pending technology allows for full-color printing on a variety of glass types and textures, including windows, and is especially effective in replicating the look of stained glass. 

Printed images are protected with a finish that the company says guarantees against scratches and fading for up to 15 years. It adds that no special handling or care are necessary. 

In the May issue of Door & Window Maker (see One to Watch, page 66), we incorrectly identified Cory Linn’s gender. We apologize to Mr. Linn, and our readers, for the error.

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