Volume 40,   Issue 10                          October  2005

Back In Boston

IGM/FW Exhibitors Return to Boston with Their Latest Products

IGM/FW is coming to Boston Nov 1-3, and there will be time for viewing product displays, discussing industry issues, networking and socializing. If you need more reasons to attend, take a look at some of the latest products being displayed at the show. 

Reduce Window Manufacturing Costs with Back-Bedding Sealant
Booth #1301 

Tremco of Beachwood, Ohio, has introduced TremGlaze S900, an AAMA-approved, reactive back-bedding sealant with quick green strength and a three- to four-hour set-up that is ideally suited for the window and door fabrication process.

“TremGlaze S900 enables plants to lower their material and application costs because they can use conventional ‘cold applied’ pumping and automated XY application equipment, instead of purchasing expensive ‘hot applied’ pumping and XY upgrades,” says Troy Miller, national sales manager of residential glazing. “Its quick green strength speeds up productivity and unit handling while reducing potential sash distortion.”

Designed for back-bedding of window and door products, the cold applied sealant is a two-component, high-performance, reactive silicone that has quick green strength and is compatible with existing pumps and XY back-bedding equipment.

The company says that no hot-melt pumping equipment is needed. According to the company, the product has a one-to-one mix ratio, is safe to handle, non-hazardous and contains no volatile organic compounds. It is also available in cartridge packaging for in-plant repairs and remakes. 

Angle Pile is a Sealing Sensation
Booth #437

Ultrafab will display its recently-introduced extensive line of angle pile for use in all types of roll screen and bug seal applications. A variety of angles, sealing fibers and densities are available. The product is also designed to be an integral part of an active sealing system that promotes predetermined water and or air flow in applications. 

CHEK Out EDTM’s New Meters
Booth #735 

EDTM Inc. will be displaying its GLASS-CHEK+ glass and air space laser meters. This tool measures the thickness of both lites of glass and the air space of a dual-lite insulating glass unit from a single side, according to the company. Customers can evaluate the meter at the show, and learn why some glaziers use this product to eliminate measuring mistakes in the field and reduce the amount of time necessary to conduct a field-measure. 

Racks are the Rave at Wakefield’s Booth
Booth #834

Wakefield Equipment of Hudson, Ohio, will showcase its harp racks, used for separating and transporting single lites of glass. The company says the high density polyethylene-grooved base makes loading easy while the PVC-covered divider rods separate and protect the glass. The racks are available in a variety of sizes.

Wood’s Makes Glass Handling Easy
Booth #605

From factory floor to final installation, Wood’s Powr-Grip of Laurel, Mont., offers a full line of vacuum hand cups, below-the-hook lifters and other products designed specifically for glass handling. 

Two versions of Powr-Grip’s Quadra-Tilt Lifters, the Quadra-Tilt 300 and Quadra-Tilt Rotator will be featured at the show. These lifters are equipped with a unique four-bar tilt mechanism to minimize the effort of tilting loads between flat and upright positions, according to the company. In addition, multipurpose pad arms enable the lifters to handle a variety of load sizes and shapes.

Other products on display will be Powr-Grip’s manual rotator, positioner, tilt table and hand cups and Gorbel’s G-Force™ integrated hoist control. 

Gorbel’s G-Force™ is a part of a new family of material handling equipment known as intelligent assist devices (IAD’s) that bridge the gap between automatic, robotic handling and purely manual solutions. It delivers a degree of lifting precision and speed, and enables operators to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the device were an extension of their own arm, according to the company. Coupled with the company’s Quadra-Tilt Lifters, the G-Force™ helps to increase profitability by improving productivity, reducing product damage and minimizing work-related injuries. 

Withstanding Extreme Climates
Booth #900

A new window and door profile wrapping film developed by American Renolit Corp. of Whippany, N.J., can withstand extreme exterior environments. “FAST” film is a patented, three-layer composite of clear polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and opaque acrylic films intended for surfacing of PVC, aluminum and wood profiles of windows and doors, as well as a variety of other building products requiring exceptional weatherability.

The film is available in dark brown, dark green and cocoa chocolate brown and one golden oak woodgrain pattern, and also offered in custom colors. 

According to the manufacturer, the PVDF top ply is a tough, stable fluoropolymer that remains virtually inert when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments.

The high fluoride content provides a high level of chemical resistance and resists strong acids and bases as well as organic solvents. It is untouched by commercial cleaners or natural exposure to salt spray, smog and moisture. Due to its low surface energy, it also resists mold and fungus, and cleans easily, and since it is transparent to ultraviolet light, PVDF is not degraded by sunlight, according to the company. 

The middle (clear) ply and bottom (opaque, printed) ply are of PMMA, an acrylic polymer said to offer extreme clarity, transparency, and light transmission, and the ability to be colored using heat-reflective, exterior-grade pigments. It is highly-resistant to ultraviolet light and general weathering and offers outstanding mechanical strength and toughness and low permeability to most gases and liquids. 

A Moose of a Patio Door Screen
Booth #1123 

RiteScreen of Elizabethville, Pa., will show its Moose Advan-Edge patio door screen. The company has combined the strength and styling of the three-inch Moose extruded aluminum profile with the performance of the Advan-Edge roller system to create an upgraded screen option for a patio door program. The inset mortised handle with lock can be added.

CRL Releases Two Innovative Handles
Booth #1118

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) of Los Angeles, has introduced glass door panic and deadbolt handles for both single and double 0.5-inch or 0.75-inch tempered glass doors.

They provide an economical means to satisfy both security and life safety requirements of tempered glass doors. Designed to add to the aesthetics of the entrance and allow maximum view, they present a contemporary look to glass doors, according to the company. They feature an easy-to-use dogging system that defeats locking action during business hours.

The company has also released electronic egress control handles designed to maintain the appearance of all-glass doors. The handles for both single or double 0.5-inch or 0.75-inch tempered glass doors provide a reliable and economical method to control access. 

When a handle is pushed, an electronic switch releases the magnetic lock at the top of the door, enabling quick egress. An optional keyed outside entry lock provides complete security, while maintaining aesthetics. 

Insulating Glass that Saves Energy 
Booth #801
XYG Glass, based in Vancouver B.C., will unveil a new series of insulating glass called the Energy Saver IG series at the upcoming show. The glass is designed to provide door and window manufactures and glazing contractors with high-performance low-E IG units capable of controlling heat transfer while maintaining high levels of visible light transmittance. The units can also incorporate special features including patterns, tint and ceramic frit. The units can be made with tempered and laminated glass as well. 

The company says it is ISO 9001 accredited, with OEM capabilities to facilitate a customer's new product development. Through vertical integration from float glass production to tempering, laminating, silk screen printing and IG production, the company says it can ensure product quality, delivery reliability, excellent services as well as competitive pricing.

First-Time Exhibitor to Show Capabilities
Booth #1130

Advanced Global Technologies, of Moorestown, N.J., will be exhibiting for the first time at this year’s show. Its mission is to assist companies in securing products and components beyond existing domestic sources, blend cost values and enhance fabricators’ bottom line.

The company’s booth will showcase its core competencies such as screen mesh and aluminum, vinyl and cellular reinforced PVC extrusions. 

President Rick Lipski will be available to answer questions about products and additional services including tooling, die casting, design and engineering that are offered 

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