Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2002


Glass Products, Fast-Food Style

Spec-Temp of Antwerp, Ohio, now offers custom and curved insulating glass products on a made-to-order basis. Designed to add thermal and sound-deadening value to window units, the products are available in both flat and bent tempered glass. The company provides various spacer types to allow for specified customer applications in air- and argon-filled sealed units.

See Clear with AFG's Radiance Ti™
AFG Industries of Kingsport, Tenn., has announced the introduction of its Radiance Ti self-cleaning glass.

According to information from the company, the glass uses the sun's ultraviolet energy to break down dirt. The glass' sheeting properties allow rain or water from a hose to rinse the glass clean.

In addition, Radiance Ti is said to be an energy-efficient and solar-control glass.

"AFG Industries created this product in response to the needs of our customers," said D. Roger Kennedy, president and chief executive officer. "Introduction of this product gives our customers the self-cleaning features they want in a product that's also energy-efficient and good for the bottom line."

Radiance Ti can be tempered or insulating, and can be used in both residential and commercial applications.

A New Twist to Glass Decorating
Thanks to Coates Screen of St. Charles, Ill., a new option is available for screen-printing glass. The company offers UV curing capabilities.


According to the company, UV inks offer an enhanced color range, including metallics, as screen stability since they are 100 percent solids.

In addition, the company says UV inks are an economical alternative to acid-etching and sandblasting since the inks can be formulated to provide different surface textures when printed and cured.

windows and related hardware
Access the PRO
Now available from Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, Calif., is Schlage’s PRO series programmable locks. According to information from the company, these stand-alone, battery-operated locks use microprocessors to program up to 120 user codes right at the lock. According to Access, the locks are ideal for facilities that have a limited number of users and access points.

According to Access, the Pro series is designed to meet ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 standards, and also utilizes a TorqDefender feature that allows the lever to swing freely in a break-in or vandalism, while the lock remains secure. In addition, the PRO series locks are UL listed for fire doors and last two to three years, or 80,000 activations, before the AA batteries been replacing, the company says.



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