Volume 14, Issue 1 - January/February 2013


ADA Compliant Ramp Sill

LaCantina Doors announced the release of the first folding door American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramp sill. Compared with the often unattractive, impractical or temporary solutions being utilized by other companies, LaCantina says the new ADA ramp is the first to comply with the ADA Code #1124B that requires gaps in walking surfaces to be no greater than ½-inch.

The ramp sill is ideal for applications including schools, libraries, restaurants and retail storefronts where the interior and exterior floor levels are the same and a maximum sill height from the finish floor of a ½-inch is required.

Sunrise Adds Sliding Door
Sunrise Windows has a new addition to its product line: the Essentials Sliding Door featuring EverCore Composite Frame. The company, which already offers a premium sliding door with an array of options, introduced this new door to provide its dealers a model to offer homeowners with budget restrictions or multi-family project work. Sunrise says the EverCore frame is what sets this door apart, offering the strength of wood, while absorbing less moisture. “We’ve made a good door better with the addition of the EverCore frame. Dealers get a feature-rich door for projects with a tight budget and homeowners get the peace of mind of a composite frame and our lifetime warranty,” says Michael Mooney, vice president of marketing at Sunrise Windows.

Integral Productivity

Soniplastics, based in Boucherville, Quebec, says its new INTEGRAL doorframe system was designed to simplify the lives of manufacturers. The product comes in a ready-to-assemble format and comprises all the components needed to produce a standard-size doorframe. Manufacturers can achieve important gains in productivity by significantly reducing the amount of work required to turn out a top-quality final product, ready to be delivered to the customer, according to the company

“INTEGRAL is the successful outcome of sustained efforts in our research and development,” says Soniplastics president André Teasdale. “We’re confident that the product will meet with great success because it answers to a specific need on the market, partly because it provides performance that exceeds the regulatory standards for door systems that will soon be coming into effect. Moreover, it happens to be the perfect complement to our PVC and aluminum product for all building apertures.”

Sun In, Bugs Out

Eclipse Architectural has developed a multi-function system using sun filter and insect screen fabrics to provide solar control in the mornings and prevent insects from entering a home in the evenings. The S1E blind system is designed to complement any large opening and is available in a clear anodized finish, white or bronze powder coat, custom colors and real wood veneers. In addition, the system’s mechanisms are concealed within the frame so that the screen and frame act an integrated unit. Finally, when not in use, it retracts horizontally and discreetly into its frame.

Combined Performance

Ultrafab has a new line of hybrid dust plugs, which company officials say combine the performance of pile, extrusions and foam. The 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, according to the company. Hybrid Dust Plugs from Ultrafab can be produced continuously on a reel, kiss cut for quick removal from a continuous backing material, or cut to length and ready to install. Multiple adhesive options also are available so that the plugs can be used on a wide range of substrate materials.


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