Volume 13, Issue 8 - October 2012


Taking on Toronto
Industry companies are gearing up, ready to take on Toronto next month when Win-Door North America once again takes places at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, November 6-8. Hundreds of exhibitors offering everything from components to hardware will feature a variety of new products, styles and selections. Want a quick glimpse into what you’ll find at the show? Take a look at the next few pages and see what just some companies plan to feature.

Booth #1940
Climate Under Control
The Climatic door from Verre Select is designed with Canadian climate conditions in mind. According to the company it is the only fiberglass door that has a pre-pigmented fiberglass skin. It also sports a scratch-resistant SMC fiberglass skin and a high-performance UV stable finish that is heat reflective and resists fading. In addition, the doors have a CFC free polyurethane foam-filled core.

Enhanced structural construction includes 4-inch vertical stiles on both sides of every door, which, according to the company, helps prevent thermal bowing.

Booth #1707
New Looks, New Styles
Attendees can view several new products from Amesbury, ranging from hardware to door seals. Amesbury Hardware Products, for example, will feature the new patented P3000 multi-point lock system. The system incorporates an American-style look with the thumbturn oriented above the handle and a deadbolt operation independent of the satellite locking points. It is available with a multitude of locking options. Also featured will be the Spiral, Lite-Lift and Super-Lift balances. The 3/8-inch Super Heavy Duty Spiral can achieve weights up to 52 pounds per pair or up to 104 pounds when used in tandem, a powerful Class 4 balance in a small a package, according to the company. The Lite-Lift and Super-Lift Class 5 balances can attain weights up to 130 pounds.

In addition, Amesbury Sealing Products will feature Foam-Tite C2, a soft TPV foam material combined with carefully designed geometry that allows seamless, continuous corner applications. C2 reduces air and water infiltration at corners and eliminates the need for welding or sealing mitered joints, according to the company.

Amesbury company SSI will feature it QWFR door seal with patent pending intumescent foam that meets a Category G Edge Seal. This seal combines the performance of Q-LON to resist air, water and sound penetration with the fire and smoke protection provided by Category G and H rated gaskets. It can be used to provide a complete sealing solution for entry, passage, hotel or firewall doors.

Booth #1439
Low Cost, High Value

Individuals attending Win-Door can see Erdman Automation’s low cost automated spacer applicator in action. The 400 Series Low Cost Automated Spacer Applicator can produce more than 400 units per shift while providing straight line application of a spacer with true 90 degree corners. Minimal operator training is required and no data input is required for standard operation, according to the company.

The machine works with all flexible spacer systems and with automatic and manual spacer reels. The company adds that minimal floor space is needed for the machine.

Booth #1323/1325
WTS Makes Selling Simple

WTS Paradigm has updated its Configurator program to now provide a more intuitive and visually appealing interface. According to the company, this new interface brings customer confidence to the selling process by seeing a more realistic representation of what they are purchasing. The program allows users to navigate through products, options, and to see detailed information. It also provides real time pricing updates and an engineering accurate drawing of what they are being quoted.

In addition, for users who configure multi-wide and mulled units, a pop-up form similar to a web interface allows users to easily customize pieces of the overall window while still managing common properties across the entire configuration.

Booth #1939
Introducing the “Super” NOVA

Interlock USA introduces an all-new family of NOVA casement operators and hinges for vinyl, wood and aluminum applications. Supported by high-performance hinges with superior adjustability, the new casement series features dual arm, single arm, Dyad and awning operators.

Built for heavy sash weights, the NOVA dual arm casement operator ensures smooth operation and unmatched performance for extra large windows. The convenient snap-on cover is designed for quick installation and convenient transport without compromising elegance.

Featuring a patented two-directional fixing design for superior strength and stability, the new NOVA® operator series is the next generation in casement window solutions. The series also is available in stainless steel to provide maximum corrosion resistance in harsh coastal environments, according to the company.

Booth #1541
On an EnergyQuest

Quanex Building Products Corp. will showcase its new EnergyQuest door and window patio system as part of its “Innovation Zone.” The company says the product will give manufacturers looking to redesign and retool their products additional options to achieve more energy-efficient U-factors, while maintaining cost efficiency.

“For some manufacturers, using a more energy-efficient window system will be relatively simple change, but for other manufacturers working with older designs, it may require an entirely new window system,” said Mark Gallant, senior product marketing manager. “With our EnergyQuest system, we’re helping our customers by providing a high-performance system at a fair price point.”

Available in double-hung, single-hung, slider, patio door, casement, awning and picture window options, EnergyQuest is designed to accommodate either double- or triple-glazed insulating glass units up to 1 1/8-inch thick, and will be offered with or without an extruded nail fin for desired installation method. The product also comes standard with the company’s SuperCoat UV-cured technology.

Booth #1423
Two New From Truth

Truth Hardware plans to display a number of new hardware products during the show. These include its Sentry multi-point hinged patio door hardware system, which is designed specifically for the North American market. The system offers features such as the 90-degree thumbturn located above the handle as well as high-performance adjustable hinges and multiple handle designs. In addition, the company will features its new SafeGard window opening control device, which it says is a reliable, easy-to-install and easy-to-operate solution that meet safety requirements such as ASTM F2090-10.

Booth #1305
Royal Treatment

A new tilt-and-turn product line from Royal Building Products was developed for the North American market while being designed with a touch of European style. According to the company, optimized thermal chambers of the profiles, a wide selection of different frame depths suited for several construction details and the ability to use IG configurations up to 42 mm are some features of the new multi-functional window product line. The new line achieves thermal values of R-7 and ER-46 using low-E/argon standard glass package, according to the company.

Booth #1752
True to Form

TruForm Building products has added to its Prestige casement window screen series, offering a unique spring-loaded internal corner that is hidden within the aluminum screen frame. The heavy gauge roll-formed aluminum frame is easily miter cut and the corners are inserted. Using a hand drill or simple punch, holes are created to allow for the spring loaded and fixed tabs to be exposed. Several tab options are available to fit into almost any window frame extrusion and no extra pull tabs or spring bolts are needed, according to the company.

Booth #1351
Live Demos and More

Caldwell Manufacturing Company North America LLC will feature operating windows utilizing several of its new products as well as some from its recent acquisitions. Included in the display will be an interactive lean manufacturing work station featuring the company’s “Box to Pocket” roller tilt cartridge system. Attendees can experience a live demonstration and visit the company’s intranet “Technology Work Center” where they will also have to opportunity to receive a secure password allowing continued access to the site. In addition, a variety of Magnum hinges manufactured by Advantage Manufacturing, a Division of Caldwell, will be on display and demonstrated in operating windows.

Booth #1931
Worry-Free Door Components

Cellular PVC maintenance-free door components from Vi-Lux Mouldings are available in both white and textured stainable finishes to match traditional wood or fiberglass entrance doors. These PVC door components will not rot, crack, absorb water and are insect-resistant.

The company plans to feature new cellular PVC profiles and is adding stainable, textured, double door astragals, sidelite beads and glazing beads to its existing door components system. The full cellular PVC door component systems includes 4 9/16-, 6 9/16- and 7 ¼-inch door frames, brickmoulds, mull casing, SDLs, double door and patio door astragals. Other profiles, such as cellular PVC window extensions, are also available.

Booth #1337/1339
The Latest in Multi-Fin Functions

A new five-fin option, designed for extreme applications that require superior sound abatement performance as well as air and water infiltration reduction, is now available from Ultrafab. According to the company, this patented five fin product offering will feature the center fin and the two outside fins for which its traditional Tri-Fin is known, well as two additional fins spaced out within the pile fibers.

All Multi-Fin pile seals come in standard colors and a wide range of densities, heights and backing options. Product can be inserted during the profile extrusion process or in cut-to-length profile lineals by the fabricator utilizing an Ultrafab provided pile insertion machine.

Also new from the company is a line of dust plugs that are made from multiple materials to address complex sealing needs. According to the company, plugs are designed with a foam pad in one area of the plug where straight compression sealing is needed and with pile on another area of the plug where active sealing is needed and the surface being sealed against is moveable.

The company’s hybrid dust plugs can be produced continuous on a reel, kiss cut for quick removal from a continuous backing material or cut-to-length and ready to install. Multiple adhesive options are available so that the plug can be used on a wide range of substrate materials.

Booth #1444
Fenzi Has IG Covered

Fenzi North America offers its Thiover brand IG polysulphide and Fenzi PIB for insulating glass, and will display its complete line of IG components which includes the addition of some new products. The new items include Fenzi Hotver 2000 hot melt butyl, Fenzi molver desiccant, Alu Pro and Roll Tech Chromatech ultra warm-edge spacer profiles.


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