Volume 13, Issue 7 - September 2012


Products That Pay
A Preview of GlassBuild America Exhibitors’ Products

Henry Ford once said, “It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages.” With Ford’s quote in mind?manufacturers, retailers, dealers and distributors of flat glass, residential doors and windows, in addition to contract glaziers, architects, specifiers and builders will not want to miss out on this year’s GlassBuild America (GBA), September 12-14, in Las Vegas.

Here are some of the products that will be on display at this year’s show, and if you are a type of business described above, you should heed Ford’s advice and locate products at GBA to set your business ahead of your competition.

Booth #617 Increasing Window Performance
Truth Hardware of Owatonna, Minn., will have a number of products on display at GBA. The company has a new Sentry multi-point hinged patio door hardware system. Company officials say this system has a 90-degree thumbturn located above the handle as well as high-performance adjustable hinges and multiple-handle designs.

If you are looking for a hinge to meet new energy specifications and requirements for increased window performance, check out Truth’s new high performance hinge. Company officials say this hinge is capable of supporting a 140-pound sash which allows manufacturers to use triple-pane and laminated-glass packages in larger windows.

In addition, the company will also have on display the SafeGard window opening control device which meets more stringent safety requirements such as ASTM F2090-10.

Booth #327 Amesbury Meets Hardware and Sealing Needs
Amesbury Group will showcase items from door and window hardware to its sealing solutions including its patented P3000 multi-point lock system. The company says the product incorporates an American style look with the thumbturn oriented above the handle and a deadbolt operation that is independent of the satellite locking points.

The company will also feature 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. The Lite-Lift and Super-Lift Class 5 balances can attain weights up to 130 pounds.

For companies also seeking sealing products the company will showcase its Foam-Tite C2 from Sealing Products. This is a soft TPV foam material that allows continuous corner applications to be seamless, according to the company.

Finally, Schlegel will showcase its QWFR door seal with patent-pending intumescent foam that meets a Category G Edge Seal.

Booth #1163 Get Integrated
Ashland Hardware Systems of Lowell, Ind., will showcase what it deems an intuitive sash-lock and tilt-latch integrated system, called DualTech™. The recently expanded system was designed to fit about 70 percent of existing window designs requiring only a basic one-step route operation, and install in less than 30 seconds with a simple swing of the lock lever. In addition, DualTech performs up to DP70+ by integrating a glass-filled nylon latch below the surface of the sash and preserving the structure of the weld bead, according to company information.

The company will also be featuring a casement operator and locking system, called Optima. Company officials say the system delivers up to 400 percent more water resistance beyond any known competitive offering.

Booth #1017 An All-Stainless- Steel Solution
Interlock USA of Reno, Nev., introduces an all-new family of NOVA casement operators and hinges for vinyl, wood and aluminum applications.

Built for heavy sash weights, company officials say 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.

Also within this booth, SIEGENIA-AUBI, which is exclusively distributed by Interlock, will introduce its TITAN AF-X system as an all-stainless-steel solution. The stainless-steel system is available for both single and double-sash windows, which company officials say combines superior aesthetics and maximum corrosion resistance.

According to a company release, this system is an eco-friendly solution and not only offers extreme durability and a long service life, but also was produced without any additional chemical or galvanization treatments. This new all-stainless-steel system is a solution for harsh coastal environments and maximum security up to class WK/RC2.

Booth #935 A Tight Seal

Lauren Manufacturing of New Philadelphia, Ohio, will introduce the new seal solution, Dual Durometer Door Seal, for entry-door applications.

This new seal is a closed-cell ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and according to a company release, EPDM synthetic rubber material will not absorb water. The material offers excellent weather resistance, compression set and low thermal conductivity. The product includes secure kerf fitting and low-friction coating on the surface of the seal for ease of installation and functionality.

This sealing material is UL 157 certifiable, and available in standard and custom profiles.

Booth #1345 Meet Demands with New Seal
Ultrafab Inc. is debuting a new extruded weather sealing option that has been designed to meet or exceed the performance requirements for demanding applications, the company says.

Ultrafab adds that today’s door and window designs demand a competitively priced seal with low closing forces and long-term resiliency that will provide protection against short- and long term air and water infiltration, and this product fits the bill.

The multi-hollow bulb (MHB) seal line offers both the low closing force of a hollow bulb seal and the long-term resiliency of a foam-filled seal, according to the company. The new MHB seal line offers a price point between traditional hollow bulb seals and foam-filled seals.

The strategic placement of a “bulb inside a bulb” creates a multi-chambered structure when the bulb is in a compressed state (see photo). The three chambers that are created make for improved thermal and sound abatement properties over standard hollow bulb seals, the company adds.

Booth #1127 New Energy Innovation

Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. is unveiling its EnergyQuest Window & Door System as part of its “Innovation Zone” booth.

According to a company release, EnergyQuest will give those manufacturers looking to redesign and retool their products additional options to achieve the proposed 2014 U-factors from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This system will be available in double-hung, single-hung, slider, patio-door, casement and picture window options. In addition, EnergyQuest accommodates 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 fast and easy installation.

Company officials say it will also come standard with Quanex’s exclusive SuperCoat™ UV-cured technology, which is available in six colors, including black, architectural bronze, brick red, adobe, hunter green and gray.

Booth #547 Unveiling a Genius
Deceuninck North America will feature its new Genius window system. The product incorporates patent-pending technology featuring an interlinked dual-sash design. The two insulated sashes allow Genius to achieve thermal resistance ratings of R-14 and above without the use of expensive specialty insulating glass configurations. The window integrates a screen and mini-blind system into the weather-protected space between the two sash panels. Genius also vents solar-heated air into the building in the winter and to the outside in the summer.

Booth #1621 Bend More with Less

J & S Machine of Ellsworth, Wis., distributor of 3C CLOMEA machines, is now offering machines to bend PVC/vinyl extrusions. According to company officials, this product is adaptable to the entire range of 3C CLOMEA bending machine models, allowing the user to bend not only vinyl, but also aluminum and steel on the same machine.

The PVC/vinyl components are easier to install and are composed of heating elements, an electrical panel, and control console. The control console allows the user to manage the air emission of the heaters and keep a consistent temperature during the bending process. Custom rollers are designed with high precision for each profile to minimize deformation of the work piece.

Booth #2163 A Vertical Solution
Erdman Automation Corp. of Princeton, Minn., will feature a vertical insulating glass (IG) line complete with gas filling. This IG line features the Erdman vertical IG flexible spacer applicator, vertical grid application, vertical roll press and automated IG secondary sealer with integrated gas fill. Company officials say an advantage of their insulating glass lines are they are built, installed and supported in North America, which allows time-efficient economical parts and service support for equipment in North America.

In addition to this vertical solution, the company also offers a range of horizontal equipment.

Booth #1753 Wakefield Adds to IG Line
Wakefield Equipment has added the CompuGas & TGE MultiGas fillers to its line of IG. equipment. Starting at $2,295 for CompuGas models and $6,000 for TGE models, these machines offer accurate and reliable results that will fit a variety of budgets and projects, according to Wakefield.

Booth #1463 Scan for Defects
This year Lisec will introduce the FiT-Line 5,?a new compact line for cost-efficient insulating glass manufacturing, as well as the GPS.perfectscan glass scanner for single sheets, insulating glass and laminated glass. The FiT-Line 5 is a redesigned and refined IG manufacturing line and an all-in-one solution for start-up IG manufacturers and small and medium enterprises. This compact IG line consists of a glass washing machine, a flexible spacer applicator, a frame mounting station for traditional spacers, an automated gas filling press and an automatic edge sealing machine.

Lisec will also exhibit a scanning system GPS.perfectscan. According to a company release, the system not only checks single glass lites for any optical defects, but also laminated or insulating glass units, including triple-glazed units. The scanner can detect visual defects in continuous mode according to the quality criteria defined by the user.

Booth #1073 Guardian Gets Intense

Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich., will showcase its newest residential product demonstrating Guardian glass technology. By pairing ClimaGuard low-E coatings on the two sides of a single lite of glass, company officials say its glass intensifies the insulation of residential windows without changing the window design and without increasing the amount of glass. ClimaGuard HiLightR can help a double-glazed window generate Energy Rating scores that outperform triple-glazed windows, with light transmission that rivals clear glass.

According to a company release, when used as the interior pane of a double-glazed window, ClimaGuard HiLightR can cut the rate of heat loss by 18 percent.

Booth #419 Enhance Insulating Performance
PPG Industries of Pittsburgh will introduce SUNGATE 600 glass and SUNCLEAN self-cleaning glass, two new products for the commercial building market.

According to a company release, Sungate 600 glass is a multifunctional, low-E glass designed to enhance the insulating performance of buildings in a variety of climates and applications. SunClean self-cleaning glass, which PPG introduced nearly a decade ago for the residential construction market, is ideal for commercial applications such as skylights, canopies, walkway covers, glass shading devices and other sloped or difficult-to-access glazings.

Additionally, PPG will display popular architectural glass products such as SOLARBAN® 70XL, Solarban R100, Solarban z50 and Solarban 60 solar control, low-E glasses and STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass.

Booth #768 Block Out Harmful Rays

UVBlockIR by Shoko-America of Torrance, Calif., is a glass-coating paint that protects and shields homes from harmful UV and IR rays. This paint prevents these rays from damaging homeowners’ furniture and flooring, and company officials say it helps in keeping homes cool while keeping the transparency of glass. According to a company release, UVBlockIR blocks 50-percent of near-infrared rays, and just by applying the paint, temperatures are lowered by contributing to energy savings and CO2 reduction at home and at the office.

Booth #1153 Sync Up Your Software

FeneTech of Aurora, Ohio, will demonstrate its newest software ERP solution: FeneVision neo. The software features a new design, enhanced functionality, redesigned web center, business intelligence, and native apps for iPad and other mobile tablet PCs. FeneVision neo offers all functions to control and manage a complete enterprise such as quoting, order entry, capacity planning, control, production scheduling, batching, batch and dynamic glass cutting optimization, CNC control of all cutting lines and CNC machinery, tempering bed optimization, production tracking, bar-coding or touch screen, delivery planning, invoicing and statistical reporting, according to the exhibitor.

Booth #948 Hornschuch’s Laminates Offer Range of Options

Hornschuch will present a range of options in its laminates on the show floor. The company offers wrapping of laminates for everything from window profiles, patio doors, front doors and façades. The company will showcase a broad spectrum of innovations under its brand skai.

The company points out that laminates are growing in popularity, particularly in patio doors and façades. One of the many benefits of profile wrapping, according to the company, is the ability to add a range of color on windows in both wood designs and solid colors. Additionally, the company’s line of Metbrush profile films, which shine with the look of brushed metal, are being expanded by two color tones: chocolate and mocha. The company will also be showcasing a new design with skai Santana Oak, which the company says offer window profiles that look extremely natural and lifelike.

All products are equipped with Hornschuch’s “cool colors” technology which provides a clear reduction in the heating of the profiles in intense sunlight.

Booth #1739 An Eco-Friendly Sealant

The Fenzi Group of Milan, Italy, will be showcasing IG and warm-edge technologies at this year’s GBA. One product to be spotlighted is Thiover, the polysulphide, two-part sealant, which company officials say meets the most advanced eco-compatibility standards. The use of this product grants LEED points and makes it possible to certify buildings in compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council rating system standards.

According to a company release, Thiover sealants are solvent-free, do not contain any harmful ingredients, feature excellent mechanical properties and have extremely low permeability to water and gas. These sealants are also compatible with all spacers and with most of the materials used in IG glass.

Booth #609 Take it to the MAX

PRL Glass has introduced its Max aluminum sliding glass door system. The company says its Max Sliders will give companies the option to choose from a top hung or bottom rolling. The multi-exterior/interior slider system is designed and constructed to meet the views desired, and the slider is AAMA rated and tested for an exterior rating of CW-PG45-SD.


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