Volume 44, Issue 5 - May 2009


Pilkington Sparks Inspiration with New Glass Sample Kit
Pilkington NSG Group’s North American Architectural Division in Toledo, Ohio, has introduced a new glass sample kit featuring a complete product line, performance data and a convenient IG viewer for every glass combination desired.

The new kits are produced with environmentally friendly materials, have supporting performance numbers and convey a modern appearance. In February 2009 Pilkington and Interrupt Marketing were awarded a Gold Addy Award from the Advertising Club of Toledo for the overall design, packaging and usability of the kit. www.pilkington.com 

doors and windows
VEKA Receives DP100 Rating on Dual Action Windows
VEKA Inc. in Fombell, Pa., has completed and passed AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08 testing for its Euroview 70DS dual action tilt and turn window. The testing was performed at VEKA’s in-house testing facility, witnessed and certified by Architectural Testing Inc. The window size tested was 48 by 72 inches. 

The commercial-grade vinyl products achieved a design pressure of 100 psf. www.vekainc.com/commercial 

fire-rated glass
Pyran® Platinum Protects from Fire While Distortion-Free 

San Francisco-based SAFTI FIRST is offering an advanced and environmentally friendly fire-rated ceramic glass. PYRAN® Platinum is the only fire-rated ceramic glass free of toxins and hazardous heavy metals. Due to a manufacturing process that eliminates the need for and added costs of surface polishing, PYRAN® Platinum offers optical clarity free of tints and noticeable distortion typical of other fire-rated ceramic glass products.  

PYRAN® Platinum is available in laminated and filmed versions that meet CPSC Cat. II impact safety requirements and fully comply with the new safety requirements of the 2003 and 2006 IBC. This product is fire-rated up to three hours with hose stream, but does not meet ASTM E-119 requirements. It is tested, classified and approved by Underwriter’s Laboratory Inc. and listed and labeled by Intertek/Warnock Hersey Inc. www.safti.com 

adhesives and sealants
Bohle America Helps Customers Bond with Glass

Bohle America Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., offers glass bonding solutions for a range of needs. Special cleaners, hot air fans, kits for Pyrosil silicate technology and loads of additional products ensure optimum pre-treatment of the bonding surfaces. Verifix fixation aids, based on the reliable Veribor vacuum cups, are available as angle suction holders, eccentric vacuum stops, clamping devices, magnetic fixation units, pump-activated angle suction holders and corner clamps for high-precision positioning of the assembly parts. 

The company offers a range for every possible adhesive requirement: crystal clear or transparent, with low, medium or high viscosity. While special emphasis is placed on UV bonding, the company also offers other adhesives such as polyurethane or epoxy resin adhesives. The Verifix two-component silicone adhesive was especially developed for surface bonding of glass. 

For beginners as well as professionals, there are glass bonding kits with everything needed for optimum results. www.bohle-america.com  


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