Volume 42, Issue 10 - October 2007

Canada High
Fenestration Industry Gathers in Toronto 
to Show Latest Products

The Win-door North America 2007 show will descend upon Toronto for the thirteenth time November 13-15. Sponsored by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the 3-day event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building in Halls A and B.

The exhibit hall will fill approximately 125,000 square feet with the latest fenestration products. The following is a sampling of the products that will be displayed at Win-door North America 2007.

Upgrade with the Moose 
The Elizabeth, Pa.-based RiteScreen Co. has launched the Moose, which it says is the ultimate upgrade in a rolling patio door screen. The Moose features an extra-strong 3-inch-wide extruded aluminum frame, with a wall thickness of 0.05 inches. The patio door screen rolls smoothly and quietly on steel ball bearing wheels that can be adjusted to fit any opening, according to the company.

The Moose is available in a variety of colors and with top or side adjust rollers. The Moose patio door screen is suitable for both commercial and residential applications and is great for 8-foot-high doors. www.ritescreen.com

Novatech Introduces NovaSecure™ Collection
Novatech Inc. in Quebec, Canada, has introduced a steel door collection specially designed to increase entrance security—the NovaSecure Collection. The new door collection is constructed with 2 1⁄8-inch reinforced stiles designed specifically to hold the ultra-resistant 3-point lock mechanism on the handle side. The company says the multi-point mechanism is installed on the N900 Steel Slab Series to ensure a perfect fit without weakening the structure (as it doesn’t require routering in a regular wood stile) or losing the aesthetics of the door system. According to Novatech, the door collection provides security, weatherproofing and durability. www.novatech-glass.com

American Renolit Expands Laminate Film Line
American Renolit in Grand Rapids, Mich., now offers its Cova SR brand of interior laminate films for PVC windows, along with its FAST brand of exterior laminate film.

The company says its Cova SR film will give PVC window manufacturers a chance to break away from the “me too” designs that have been present for so long on the inside of vinyl window frames.  Renolit’s Cova brand offers a variety of new wood grains that feature realistic design and a pearl-essence finish, according to the company.

In addition, American Renolit will display its FAST brand of exterior laminate film for PVC window decoration. With FAST, the company says customers have a long-term solution for color and wood grain design on the outside of PVC window frames.

According to American Renolit, FAST also can be utilized in PVC commercial windows. The laminate film is warranted against fading, cracking or chalking in North America for 10 years. The company notes that the film is not PVC based, but rather is made up of acrylic (PMMA) and PVDF, which makes it durable and weather-resistant. www.americanrenolit.com

Alumet Introduces Insulseam™
Alumet in Marysville, Wash., will display its new structural warm-edge stainless spacer for high-rise buildings. The company says its top-coated Insulseam spacer is not fragile in the fabrication of sealed units, does not scratch and is not damaged easily. In contrast, Alumet says it is super-strong and durable and allows manufactures to fabricate structurally sound insulating sealed units.

The Insulseam spacer is designed specifically for use in high-rise buildings where safety, maximum life and performance are essential, according to the company. www.alumet.com 

Fenetech Offers Software for All Sizes
Aurora, Ohio-based Fenetech has announced the release of FeneVision v3.0, which will be on display at the show. The company says the modularity of FeneVision software allows customers of all sizes to enjoy the benefits of a software package designed specifically for door and window production. Available FenVision® modules include a remote order/quoting system, production control, machine interfaces, accounting interfaces, bar code tracking system, web-based order and production status, capacity planning, resource scheduler, lineal optimization, e-server and shipping management. www.fenetech.com

JRM Offers Three Machines
JRM International Inc. in Rockford, Ill., will display its AS 400 Mecal Single-Head Mitre Saw, MK-1 Mecal Single-Head Welding Machine and PL-1 Mecal Single-Head Cleaning Machine during the show.The AS 400 Mecal Single-Head Mitre Saw with up-swing blade feed is available in manual or pneumatic operation. It is designed for quick angle changes, and features an integrated guard for blade protection, according to the company.

The MK-1 Mecal Single-Head Welding Machine is designed to weld PVC window profiles of all angles from 40 to 180 degrees. The company says the machine is easy to use and has a fully automatic work cycle managed by a PLC unit. The MK series is available with 1, 2 or 4 heads.

Finally, the PL-1 Mecal Single Head Cleaning Machine is designed to clean PVC window profiles with 90 degree corners. It simultaneously cleans the outer contour and the weld seam on the upper and lower surface of the profile, according to the company, and is available with 1 or 4 heads. www.jrminternational.com 

Deco’s Introduces UltraTech 5421 Auto-Tilt Window System
 Deco Products Co. LLP in Decorah, Iowa, says its brand-new UltraTech 5421 is an innovative locking system that combines the lock with a “clean-on-demand” capability. The completely flush locking system provides a stylish, low-profile look, and is easy for the operator and fabricator to utilize, according to the company. The UltraTech 5421 has “Lock, Open and Clean” engraved on the lock. The company says the concealed latch provides modern styling and accommodates window sizes from 19 inches to more than 36 inches. www.decoprod.com

Look for an update on the Canadian market in the November issue of USGlass magazine

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