Volume 14, Issue 5 - June 2013


Hot Under the Collar
Grieve's No. 833 is a standard 500OF gas-fired walk-in oven currently used to cure adhesive bonds between glass and plastic surfaces on products manufactured at a customer’s facility.

Workspace in this oven measures 6 feet wide by 12 feet deep by 6 feet, 6 inches high. A 600,000 BTU/HR modulating natural gas burner provides heat to this oven, while a 12,500 CFM, 10-HP recirculating blower maintains full horizontal airflow across the workload.

Take it with a WoodGrain
Grafted Coatings Inc. now offers its KTM-WoodGrain, a two-step finishing system for fiberglass, steel and/or embossed type molded wood doors. According to the company, the process starts with what it calls a self-crosslinked, high quality, non-yellowing, waterborne, 100 percent acrylic system specifically designed for finishing doors. Described as “fast to dry,” the system also is said to offer adhesion to many hard to coat surfaces such as, molded wood and fiberglass doors.
The second step, as explained by Grafted Coatings, is a slow-to-dry urethane/acrylic system which produces open time, allowing the user ample time to develop the desired depth of grain effect. Cool application temperatures (65-70F and high humidity (>68%RH) conditions will increase open time by retarding water evaporation. Optional Wet-Edge extender is available.

New at 800 and 1100

Chelsea Building Products Inc. has introduced two new patio doors to their product line. The 800 Series includes a direct-set XO, OXO (XO with sidelite) and various transom options, according to the company. Designed for both the new construction and replacement markets, the door frame is available with or without nailing fin and siding J-channel.
The 1100 patio door, which includes an XO, OXO, and picture window, is available for both the new construction and replacement markets. It features 7/8 inch IG with up to a 1- 1/8 inch IG option and is able to accommodate most popular hardware systems, according to the company. The 4 5/8 inch frame system is produced with direct set sash lites. The sash is reversible (can be interior or exterior glazed) and is SDL bar compatible. It was designed to meet AAMA DP50 specifications.

A French (Door) Sentinel
CGI Windows has announced the availability of its new product: the Sentinel 160 french door, which the company says completes its Sentinel line.

The look of the door is highlighted by features such as self-mating sidelites with no separate mullions required; a single-action, three-point lock, which means no more double locks; design pressures up to +80/-80; and stainless steel package at no extra cost.

The Way to Monterey

U.S. Aluminum has introduced a new Monterey series bi-folding sliding glass door and wall system.
The line offers four models and different configurations, including standard and thermally broken. The components are said to slide smoothly and with minimal effort while supporting multiple panels in a single opening. It also provides security via a standard two point interior lever latch with three point keyed locks available in some configurations. All four models are designed for exterior or interior use including two thermally broken models that the company says can withstand extreme weather conditions. Inward or outward stacking positions are available on the Monterey system, as are flush mount or raised sill options.


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