Volume 41, Issue 5 - May 2006


Get a Grip on Graffiti 
FluoroGrip® fluoropolymer films from Integument Tech-nologies Inc. of Tonawanda, N.Y., are designed to provide protection against graffiti on a variety of surfaces. The peel-and-stick, clear films can be used to protect signs, steel and concrete structures, equipment, glass and other surfaces against paints, acids, dirt and grime. According to the company, the ultraviolet-stable, Teflon® films create a permanent, chemical covalent bond between the film and adhesive while retaining the full transparency of the film. 

Who’s Who in the Architectural Glass & Metal Industry Debut

Key Communications Inc., publisher of USGlass magazine, has announced the availability of the first edition of Who’s Who in the Architectural Glass & Metal Industry. The guide lists approximately 200 leaders complete with photos, contact info, work histories and more.

Copies of Who’s Who in the Architectural Glass & Metal Industry are still available. The books cost $49.95. Orders may be placed by calling 540/720-5584 ext. 0 or visiting http://www.glass.com/who.php. Only a limited number of copies are available.

Easy Reading
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has published the second in its series of five Master Catalogs, the CRL53 glass and glazing catalog. 
“We have expanded our product lines to the point where one all-inclusive catalog is too cumbersome to handle. The CRL53 catalog is the second in our series of five new hard-cover Master Catalog publications, comprising our line of over 30,000 products,” said Donald E. Friese, president and chief executive officer.

tools & supplies
Dispense This
Bill Henson of Glazing Ideas by Bill has developed the Glazing Vinyl Dispenser, which accommodates most cardboard vinyl spools used in the glass and glazing industry including storefront and curtainwall vinyl. 

The cardboard vinyl spool is on an aluminum movable dispenser with wheels for mobility. The vinyl cardboard spool is on a rod in the dispenser and the vinyl rolls off in either direction without tearing up the cardboard spool. 

machinery and equipment 
It’s Getting Hot in Here
No. 968 is an electrically-heated, 750-degree Fahrenheit inert atmosphere oven from Grieve, currently used for processing glass and stainless steel components. The oven features 6-inch thick insulating walls, an aluminized steel exterior, Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior, a door equipped with adjustable positive latching door hardware and adjustable offset hinges.

door hardware 
New Hardware to Replace Chain Locks

The Door Guardian patio door lock for patio sliding doors by Meranto Technology Inc. of Scarborough, Ontario, is designed to deliver safety and security. A pin collar deters praying and lifting while a metal pin in the upper track resists horizontal forcing. A removable cover allows for use on left-to-right or right-to-left sliding doors.

architectural metals
Steel This Look

A. Zahner Co. of Kansas City, Mo., an architectural metal design and technology company, has unveiled Architectural Weathered Steel™, a custom-made, pre-weathered surface that accelerates the weathered look. 
The pre-weathered product is produced exclusively on copper-bearing steel surfaces. It produces a rich, unique texture and color on metal surfaces that retains the character of steel and possesses color that varies from deep reddish browns to orange brown tones, according to the company.

tools & supplies
Tools Packed with Power

Baltimore-based DeWalt has introduced a heavy-duty 36-volt power tool product line, that features increased levels of power and runtime when compared to counterparts of similar weights. 

The seven-tool platform includes a hammerdrill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, impact wrench, rotary hammer, jigsaw, flashlight and combo kits.

A “Spattering” of Finishes

Linetec of Wausau, Wis., offers spattercoat custom finishes to create multi-colored depth and textures that mimic the look of marble, stone, brick and other textures.

According to Paul Bratz, Linetec’s paint plant manager, the Spattercoat look is achieved by first painting the under coat color over the entire exposed surface, and then spattering the material with the remaining color for a 3-D effect.


Sliding Doors Stand Up to Insects

The Terra Slide™ series of sliding terrace and patio doors from Moduline Window Systems features a unique pre-set door frame mounting system that allows for accurate positioning and quick installations along with an interior sliding insect screen design.

The series is available in a 4.5-inch depth frame design, and includes a 1.5625-inch deep door leaf. The doors accommodate insulating, custom-tinted internal-grid and laminated glass applications. 

adhesives and sealants
Getting Sika Products is Easier Than Ever

Sika Corp. industry products division has announced the availability of a full-range of products for use in flat glass, replacement and installation applications. 

The product lineup includes one-part Sikaflex® polyurethane sealants, SikaSil™ -N Plus (Neutral cure) and SikaSil™ -AC Plus (Acetoxy) silicone sealants. Also included are SikaRoom expanding polyurethane insulating foam, Sika Backer Rod, Sika Glass and Surface Cleaner and Sika hand cleaner citrus based cloth cleaning wipes. 

Glass Panels With a Bling

UltraGlas® of Chatsworth, Calif., celebrates the communion of color and light with UltraLites™, architectural glass panels with translucent colorations. Lead-free pigments are fused directly into the glass itself, which produces permanent colors that shimmer as light passes through or refracts off the embossed facets and undulations of the glass. 

anchoring systems
Something to Sink Your Teeth Into

Halfen Anchoring Systems has launched the Dynagrip line of toothed anchor channels and toothed T-head bolts. Dynagrip cast-in channels are manufactured with a serrated hot rolled channel section and bolt anchors or welded I-anchors. This unique channel, when used along with serrated T-bolts, generates a positive interlocking connection that doesn’t rely on friction to resist slip loads. The cast-in channels carry the same high-working load capacity in three directions: pullout, shear and longitudinal.

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