Volume 10, Issue 3 - March 2009


RiteScreen Offers Extruded
Latching Window Screen

RiteScreen Co. has introduced a new, extruded latching window screen. Designed for double-hung windows, the screen securely latches into place upon closing. The screen has a wall thickness of 0.040 inches and features the company’s staked corners to build strength and eliminate gaps at the miters. Shapes with an integral stop leg, latch and interior wool pile are available.

Magnolia Corner Keys Equipped 
with Pull Tab and Safety Warning

The latest corner keys from Magnolia Metal and Products are designed to be both easy to use and to incorporate the industry-recognized safety warning. The corner keys are equipped with an integrated pull/lift tab. The company says that the use of the Safety Warning/Tab Corner eliminates the need  for adhesive safety warning labels and the secondary application pull/lift tabs found on most door and window insect screens. The Safety Warning/Tab Corner also can be inverted for a top of screen application if needed.
Specifically, the pull tab corners also eliminate the need for a separate pull tab that is splined in track.

Phifer’s BetterVue Protects
the View—Without the Bugs 

Phifer’s new BetterVue Insect Screening is designed to maximize visibility while also keeping bugs from entering through the screen. The screen can be used in both window screen and patio screen door applications.
BetterVue, a flame-retardant insect screen, is woven from small yarns (smaller than those used in traditional screens, according to the company). The combination of the screen’s increased openness and the smaller yarn diameters enhances the view, allows better light transmittance, improves airflow and increases protection against small insects, according to company officials.
BetterVue Insect Screening is certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute for superior indoor air quality performance.


Fenzi Aims for Eco-Friendly Performance

Fenzi S.p.A. recently has focused on research and technological innovation in an attempt to improve the eco-compatibility of its products. For example, the company has developed innovative paints for DURALUX G glass; the paints are lead- and formaldehyde-free, have 70 percent fewer solvents than standard paints and resist abrasion and chemical aggression.

In addition, Fenzi recently developed CHROMATECH ULTRA with the assistance of industry partners Rolltech and Alu Pro. The CHROMATECH ULTRA thermal break spacer, available in stainless steel and polycarbonate, provides low thermal transmittance, excellent adhesion of sealants, a rigid frame and retention of the gas inside the insulating glass. 

AquaSurTech Expands Product Line with Purchase of Shurecoat

AquaSurTech OEM has acquired Shurecoat Inc., a Toronto-based coatings company. AquaSurTech focuses on environmentally friendly water-based coatings. Company president Michael Braeul expects the purchase to bring expanded access to the Ontario and United States Markets, and the ability to better serve current customers.

The addition of Shurecoat products to the AquaSurTech line of products also provides a wider offering of products to AquaSurTech OEM’ customers, Braeul says. Michael Shurety, the founder of Shurecoat, will remain involved with the business. www.aquasurtech.com 

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