Volume 43, Issue 7 - July 2008

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material handling
Construction Concepts Gives a Wave 

Construction Concepts Unlimited Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has introduced the Wave Shim™, a self-tensioning shim designed to provide a simple way to shim doors and windows. The wave shim is capable of holding its inserted position without reliance on screws or bolts due to its unique wave-shaped compressible body, which exerts outward pressure. The high-impact, durable plastic shim is made of 1⁄16-inch stacks to achieve desired thickness. Each shim has tabs that can be easily broken off, as well as slots and holes for string lines and other functions. www.ccuinc.net

Edgetech Unveils Its Rad Enhancements
Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, has introduced enhancements to Nupro Product Inc.’s patent-pending E-Z RAD™ grid placement system that are designed to save time and enable users to easily create up to 60 different patterns. Among the new features is a measurement indicator for the radius line that eliminates the need to use pre-cut glass as a template.  www.edgetech360.com

storefronts and entrances
Arch’s Entrances Now Available Nationally with CRL Hardware

Tamarac, Fla.-based Arch Aluminum and Glass Co. Inc.’s TGD tempered glass entrances equipped with C.R. Laurence International’s architectural rails, patch fittings and hardware are now available nationwide. 

The TGD tempered glass door comes complete with full rails, patch fittings and hardware for the four basic “all-glass” door styles (P, B-P, a and F) typically referred to throughout the industry. These TGD doors are available with full rails in various heights, 2 5⁄16, 4, 6 and 10 inches to accommodate 3⁄8-, ½- and ¾-inch glass and are available in six stock colors. www.archaluminum.net 

door and window equipment
Tremco Helps with Tough Transitions

The patent-pending Proglaze® ETA (engineered transition assembly) from Tremco Glazing Solutions Group in Beachwood, Ohio, provides continuity at transitions from window or structural framing to adjacent air and vapor barrier systems. 

An extruded aluminum adaptor with pre-engineered race is mechanically attached to the window assembly to insure a durable seal. Tremco 440™ butyl tape serves as a secondary air and water seal. High-movement, low-modulus Spectrem® 1 silicone sealant provides for a compatible adhesive and wet seal. www.tremcosealants.com 

GANA Offers 19th Glass Informational Bulletin

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released its 19th glass informational bulletin (GIB), a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its website. Approximate Weight of Architectural Flat Glass provides weights by thickness designations as published by North American manufacturers. 

In addition, two GIBs were re-approved after the customary five-year review process modeled after that of ASTM International. Heat-Treated Glass Surfaces Are Different and Construction Site Protection of Architectural Glass were both reapproved by GANA’s Tempering Division. www.glasswebsite.com 

Unitized Aluminum from U.S. Aluminum

The new Series 5250 unitized curtainwall from United States Aluminum in Waxahachie, Texas, is available as either a fully captured or vertically butt-glazed system with a 2 ½-inch sightline and 7 ½-inch overall depth. The system is designed to be flexible with up to 2.5 percent inter-story drift to absorb building movement. The curtainwall utilizes a three-way adjustable anchor designed for easy adjustment during erection. Thermal efficiency is accomplished by using a non-conductive injection-molded thermoplastic connector. www.usalum.com 

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