Volume 35, Number 6, June 2000


glazing systems

TRACO Opens Up with Three New Systems

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Looking for a couple of new window system options? Well, Pittsburgh-based TRACO has three to choose from. First off, customers can find a sliding glass door alternative with the folding glass wall. The new system folds outward and, according to the company, can be integrated into an existing structure or new construction. The folding glass wall comes with standard low-E, double insulated glass in a heavy-duty, aluminum framing.

Also from TRACO is the TR-8900 thermal aluminum high-performance terrace door. According to the company, the system features easy installation of sidelites, transoms or operable windows. The series has a 3¼- inch deep master frame and is available as an outswing or inswing.

The Classic Series, TR-4801 single hung window is another new product available from TRACO for the residential market. The series comes in a white, single hung, single slide, 3-lite slider XOX picture window. Feat-ures include an integral lower sash interlock system with a sweep lock to increase security and safety. View-Safe™ tempered safety glass and low-E insulating glass with argon gas options are also included.



Mappi Products Meet a Wide Variety
of Glass Processing Needs

Whether your business is glass tempering, bending or both, Mappi, an Italian-based company, manufactures a machine to meet your needs. The AU is designed for horizontal flat glass tempering; the GMT is a modular automatic machine for flat glass bending; the GML is a manual flat glass bending machine and the TOM is a revolving machine for flat glass bending and tempering.

Other product features include reduced maintenance, minimal operating costs and online assistance.


Walk-In Oven Available from the Grieve Corp.

A special electrically-heated, walk-in oven has been added to the product catalog of Round Lake, Ill’s Grieve Corp. According to the company, the oven is used for curing adhesive on glass and is equipped with motor-operated vertical lift doors on each end and is shipped fully assembled and tested for performance and safety.


storage systems

Mistrello Unfolds Innovation
in Glass Storage

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Italy’s Officine Mistrello introduces a European innovation to the U.S. market. The company describes its glass storage systems as a new concept. The products require simple maintenance and allow companies to create four times the storage space. According to the company, the product is simple to use and the commands concerning loading, unloading and selection of the product are always executed easily, rapidly and free of errors.



Tri-Shield Technology:
Newest Advancement from
Protective Glass Industries

TPG-2000 is the latest three-paned insulated hurricane glass system available from Protective Glass Industries Inc. of Ft. Myers, Fla. The company has combined security, energy, efficiency, UV protection and acoustical values to create this versatile glass. According to Protective Glass Industries, TPG-2000 contains a 1/8- inch thick sheet of polycarbonate, providing 30 times the strength of acrylic. The product has passed all test requirements of Dade County, Fla., for hurricane protection.


glass processing services

Our Terms Brings Creativity
and Imagination to Glass

“Your imagination, our glass” is the motto of Our Terms Fabricators Inc. of West Babylon, N.Y. The company can turn a simple piece of glass into artwork or furniture for both homes and offices. Services include carving glass, custom edge work, cracked ice and etching and beveling for mirrors, furniture, shower doors and more.


art glass

Glimmering Ideas from VIT

Holographic laminated glass is the newest product from Visual Impact Technologies (VIT) of Fresno, Calif. According to the company, the product combines laminated glass characteristics such as safety, security and sound control with creative, holographic design elements.



Clean up with
Sprayway Products

Sprayway Inc. of Addison Ill., offers a broad line of glass cleaning products. Sprayway products are designed for mirrors, windows and more.

No. 894 is a multi-purpose adhesive remover that is non-water soluble and non-flammable. The product can be used on glass, plexiglass, vinyl and poly banners, painted aluminum and more.

Product No. 945 stops squeaking, sticking and binding common in most machines. The product dries rapidly with no greasy or oily film. In addition, it is odorless, colorless, non-staining, waxless and heat stable from -40 to -204 degrees Celsius.

All Sprayway products are ozone friendly, according to the company.



Skyfab: Designing Custom Curtainwall Systems for the Millennium and Beyond

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Since 1982 Skyfab Inc. of Denton, Texas, has created innovations in curtainwall and skylight systems for numerous projects including hotels, office buildings and airports. Accord-ing to the company, providing exceptional service and competitive pricing is its number one goal.

Skyfab is an in-house fabrication facility, providing sheet metal and steel fabrication, stretch forming, column cover, paneling and more. In addition, Skyfab operates with CAD drafting and plotting programs, designing each project to exceed standards and specifications.

recent launches

wpe5.jpg (3481 bytes)Weather Shield Windows and Doors adds American Fir to its Custom Wood Interior Collection. American Fir is ideal for classic and country settings, kitchens and family rooms  … Fabrico Screens and Fabricated Metals, a division of Century Shower Door Inc., now has available a variety of window and door products in its newest catalogue  ... A Ford Super Duty truck from Royal Trucks is now available with 34-cubic feet of out-of-sight lockable storage space  ... The T-18, vinyl-supported Teflon® pressure sensitive adhesive laminate is now available from Lamart Corp.A.W. T. World Trade Inc. has introduced the Accu-Print high-tech RP™ printer with telephone modem interface  … The Interpretations line of doorlites, sidelites, transoms and decorative windows is now offered by ODL ... 101 color options are available from Centria’s Colorstorm® palette.


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