Volume 44, Issue 8 - August 2009



Kawneer’s SS Unitwall Makes Installation a Breeze
Norcross, Ga.-based Kawneer Co. Inc. has announced the launch of its pre-glazed 1600 SS Unitwall™ curtainwall system.
1600 SS Unitwall is a pre-glazed, screw spline solution, designed for low- to mid-rise projects. A split mullion design, implementing screw spline joinery, allows glazing contractors to preassemble and glaze panels in the shop. An expansion horizontal allows fully pre-glazed units (less pressure plates and covers) to be stacked on top of each other.
It is offered in both stock lengths and fabricated for pre-glazing, and also is available in a vertical SSG version and a dry-glazed fully captured version. www.kawneer.com

SunTek® Film Passes Hurricane Testing
SunTek® safety and security window film from Commonwealth Laminating and Coatings in Martinsville, Va., has passed the ASTM E1886/1996 large missile and cyclic pressure test. According to the company, its film also offers optical clarity, strong adhesive performance and protection from a variety of natural and manmade dangers. Standard products are available in thicknesses ranging from 2- to 21-mil.

In addition, a 25 percent VLT has been added to the current 8.5-mil line of its dual-reflective Symphony™ safety and security film, which also includes 35 percent and 50 percent. The spectrally selective Ultra-Vision™ 40 percent film is also now available as an 8.5-mil safety and security film. A offers 4- and 6-mil anti-graffiti film that protect windows and glass against graffiti vandals, glass-taggers and smash and grabs are also available. www.suntekfilms.com

shower door hardware

C.R. Laurence Introduces Shower Door Catalog
SD10, the new full-color specialty catalog from Los Angeles, Calif.-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc (CRL), features the latest products in the company’s line of frameless shower door hardware and supplies. www.crlaurence.com



GANA Releases New Technical Resources
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released several new glass informational bulletins (GIB) in its series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its website.

Blast Mitigating Glazing looks at various tests and standards for laminated glazing applications constructed to mitigate the hazards of a blast or explosion outside of a building incorporating these applications.

Proper Procedures for Fabricating Flat Glass Mirror provides a list of guidelines for fabricators, including suggestions for preventing future problems when fabricating mirror.

Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals is a handy list of contract inclusions, exclusions and qualifications for glazing subcontractors to consider adopting in their bids and job contracts.

In addition, two new manuals are now available.

The Sealant Manual, an update to 1990s Flat Glass Marketing Association manual, represents dramatic changes in glass sealant technologies over the past 18 years. It features dozens of all-new graphics to highlight features discussed in the text.
The 2009 edition of the Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, the third update of the manual since it was first released in 2000, presents general information, technical details, performance data and installation guidelines for laminated glass products. It includes the latest information on laminating interlayers, as well as in-depth discussions on the numerous applications of laminated architectural glass. www.glasswebsite.com

glass walls

Solar Innovations Shines with Stacking Glass Wall Systemsz
Pine Grove, Pa.-based Solar Innovations Inc. has introduced two new stacking glass wall systems. According to the company, the systems utilize stainless steel trolley bearings developed to withstand a high-load capacity and the longevity required for large architectural applications.

The standard glass wall is designed for relatively heavy residential and commercial projects and may be used for exterior applications. It is offered in three different stiles, as well as clad, veneer or standard painted options.

The clear glass wall, while still intended for residential and commercial uses, is designed for interior or light exterior applications. It incorporates a clear gasket on the panel verticals for a nearly-uninterrupted sightline. www.solarinnovations.com


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