Volume 33, Number 11, November 1998




JLM Wholesale Offers Locknetics Strikes

JLM Wholesale of Oxford, MI, now stocks the 9100 and CM9100 series electric strikes by Locknetics. According to the company, the 9100 series provides several features that the 9000 series lacks, including a 35-pound resistance to side load, one solenoid that changes from fail safe to fail secure, the ability to accept cylindrical or mortise locks with up to 3/4-inch latchbolts and the ability to be installed in steel, grout-filled steel, aluminum or wood frames.

Card Reader from Ilco Unican

Ilco Unican of Landing, NJ, has introduced the System 800 Model Three slimline card reader for building access control. According to the company, the Model Three features programmable access delay and passage mode, a 1,000 record audit trail and a slender design to fit two-inch frames. The company says the system is adaptable for a variety of installations because the power supply and programming module are individually mounted.


Pilkington Presents New Blues

Pilkington LOF of Toledo, OH, has added Pilkington Arctic Blue Eclipse™ reflective glass and Pilkington Arctic Blue™ high-performance tinted float glass to its family of architectural glass products. The company says Arctic Blue Eclipse glass offers a distinctive blue appearance when coated on the number two surface or a clear reflective color when coated on the number one surface. The glass can control interior glare and UV transmittance. The Arctic Blue glass has a high daylight transmittance and good solar control, according to the company.


Sprayway Offers Mirror Edge Sealant

Sprayway, Inc. of Addison, IL, offers spray number 209 mirror edge sealant, which is designed to protect mirror edges from blackening. According to the company, the spray reduces silver deterioration and dries in minutes. One can covers 300 linear feet.


Laser Alignment Tool from Pacific Laser Systems

Pacific Laser Systems of Sausalito, CA, offers the PLS5 laser alignment tool. According to the company, the PLS5 is hand-held, self-leveling and provides simultaneous plumb, level and square reference points. The company says the laser is designed to facilitate the installation of storefronts, curtainwalls, entrances, skylights and doors. It can be used in indoor and outdoor applications with an accuracy of 1/8-inch at 100 feet.

Dell Offers Marking Devices

Dell Marking Systems, Inc. of Ferndale, MI, offers a number of marking devices for the coding of glass. Among the marking devices Dell offers are low-pressure spray markers that can produce up to 180 marks per minute, alpha-numeric ID coders that require minimal attention once installed, a micro-spot marker that can produce a color spot on a workpiece that is 24 inches away and touch markers for contact marking.

Glass Supplies Presents Combo Cutter

Glass Supplies, Inc. of Charlotte, NC, has introduced the hand glass cutter/utility knife combo for replacement and art glass shops. The tool features a universal sharpener, rotating knife blade, break-off type cutting blades and a tungsten carbide glass cutting head. The tool is ideal for cutting glass and blunting edges on cut glass up to 1/4-inch thick, according to the company.


Insulgard Systems in Blast Tests

Insulgard Corporation of New Hudson, MI, demonstrated the blast-resistance of window systems (including two standard off-the-shelf systems and three prototype designs), in a series of blast tests hosted by the U.S. and Israeli governments. The tests were performed during May and June of 1998 in Israel.

According to the company, the systems offered protection in varying degrees ranging from protection that meets GSA requirements up through resistance to large vehicle-type bombs that are placed in close proximity to a targeted building. The company said all of the windows demonstrated high levels of protection from blast over-pressure and primary and secondary fragments.

Nystrom Offers Louvers

Nystrom Building Products of Minneapolis, MN, offers architectural storm louvers that it says prevent water penetration. According to the company, the louvers are 99.9 percent effective at preventing water penetration in wind speeds of 50 miles per hour and rainfall rates up to 14 inches per hour. The company says the louvers are available in mill finish, anodized or in a variety of paint finishes to match any architectural requirements.

New Products in the Mirror Industry

Gunther Mirror Mastics Introduces Gunther Pro

Gunther Mirror Mastics of South Bend, IN, introduces Gunther Pro, an asphalt-based mirror mastic that the company says comes ready to use straight from the can. According to the company, the application of Gunther Pro (to substrate) needs no special equipment. It is designed for use on electro copper plated and acrylic mirrors and can gap-fill up to 2-1/2 inches without sagging. The company says mirrors can be mounted up to 20 minutes after application and may be adjusted up to 24 hours after installation.

Fenzi Introduces Mirror-Backing Paint

Fenzi of Tribiano, Italy, has introduced Duralux AAA mirror-backing paint. According to the company, Duralux AAA provides alkali and acid corrosion results while addressing salt spray and humidity targets. The company says Duralux is also available unleaded and meets global corrosion-resistance.

D.K. Heating Systems Offers Fog-Free Mirror Backing

D.K. Heating Systems Inc. of Clifton, NJ, offers fog-free mirror backing that is designed to eliminate fog and mist that can block a mirror view. According to the company, the backing attaches to the wall with five adhesive strips and the mirror attaches to the wall with a sealant.


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