Volume 14, Issue 8- October 2013


Doors Fresh, Clean French Door

GCGI Windows, manufacturer of hurricane impact-resistant doors and windows, introduced its Sentinel 160 French Door which completes the company’s Sentinel line.

“Our swing door was really the missing piece to the line, and with this new offering builders and homeowners alike have a true value alternative,” said Steve Dawson, executive vice president, sales, CGI Windows.

Key features include self-mating sidelites, no separate mullions required; a single-action, three-point lock; and design pressures up to +80/-80. www.cgiwindows.com

Low Cost with Honeycomb
Coregere Honeycomb has recently launched an opportunity for door manufacturers to produce corrugated honeycomb inline. The offer includes no cost equipment, installation or commissioning. The process, called “low cost” by the company, reportedly results in up to 60-percent savings for cold pressing door manufacturers where a range of interior and deep mould fillers are produced on a just in time (JIT) inline basis.

Buyers and production managers have control over sizing and stocking, with low maintenance costs at less than 1-percent cost of filler production. Unskilled operators are trained in 24 hours with the output capacity of up to 15,000 fillers per day, the company says.

Coregere Honeycomb has more than 25 years experience in the door filler industry. Corrugated and Kraft paper fillers can be produced on the same equipment with minimal change over. www.coregerehoneycomb.com

One-Inch Wonder

Technoform Glass Insulation North America Inc. now offers TGI®-Spacer in a 1-inch width for residential and commercial insulating glass products, including windows. The company says the new product optimizes thermal performance and condensation resistance while also enhancing acoustic performance for quiet interiors.

According to a company press release, the TGI-Spacer’s straight sightline and smooth matte finish expands product design options with a new dark grey color added to its standard color palette, which also includes light grey, bronze, champagne, white and black. Custom colors are also available upon request.

Independent laboratory testing validates that with this new 1-inch-wide TGI-Spacer and two lites of 1/4-inch glass (1/4-inch annealed/ 1.002-inch TGI-Spacer/ 1/4-inch annealed) a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 35 and an Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) rating of 27 can be achieved, the company says.

With this newest addition, TGI-Spacers are available in widths ranging from 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) to 1.002 inch (25.45 mm).

The company also launched a new website with more online resources at www.glassinsulation.us. The site’s expanded, educational content is organized into seven easily navigated menu categories … www.glassinsulation.us

My Big, Big Screen

Burnaby, B.C-based business Wizard Industries Inc. has released a new product, the VistaView large opening retractable screen that can cover up to 23 feet.

The design was created to remedy the view obstruction created by accordion-style fold-away large opening screens.

The patented handle brake system stops the screen in place along its track and VistaView screens are built with a secured zippered track that the company says keeps the screen tight to prevent blowouts. www.wizardindustries.com


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