Volume 50, Issue 3 - March 2015


doors & windows

Clad to Help

The new Contemporary Clad door option from LaCantina features a 2 15⁄16-inch narrow stile and rail profile to maximize glass and light. With 2 1⁄4-inch thick panels made of LVL core construction and high-quality extruded aluminum, the Contemporary Clad System provides the thermal performance to meet high energy code demands, improved structural integrity and low maintenance exteriors, according to LaCantina.


Slide on By

The new architecturally rated Series CTP-1280 sliding patio door by Crystal Window & Door Systems is available in a two-panel model, and a three-panel version will be introduced soon.

The Series CTP-1280 features sturdy 4 9⁄16-inch frame construction and a tubular sill with concealed drainage. A
1-inch double-pane insulating glass unit with double-strength tempered glass is standard, and customers can choose from several styles of between-the-glass grid options.

Maximum size for the two-panel door is 123 inches wide by 96 inches tall, and it comes standard with an AAMA 2604 VOC-free powder coat paint finish in either white or bronze. Other custom colors as well as two-tone (different interior and exterior) colors are optionally available.


Get Vent

Kawneer Co. Inc. has introduced its new GLASSvent UT (ultra thermal) windows. Featuring a patent-pending design, GLASSvent UT windows have a visually concealed vent designed for seamless integration with the framing system to create a complete, advanced thermal solution for commercial construction.

Engineered for seamless integration with the 1600UT System1 curtainwall, GLASSvent UT windows can be inserted into other Kawneer-captured curtainwall and front set storefront framing systems. The new windows are engineered to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for the architectural window performance class, including life cycle testing, according to the company. The windows have been tested to both AAMA and CSA standards for air, water, structural, thermal and condensation performance.


machinery and equipment

A Fluid Situation

The new PR70e meter, mix and dispense system offers accuracy for a broad range of materials and various applications, including bonding and sealing, potting, gasketing, encapsulation and syringe filling.

The system is a fixed-ratio system for ratios from 1:1 to 12:1, and comes with a local control module with electronic controls for operating and maintenance modes. Its LCD graphical interface saves time by enabling accurate shot size



Two-Way Channel

Ideal for window or window wall connections to concrete, Decon USA’s new Jordahl anchor channels system offers two-way location adjustment for the accurate positioning of facades. JTB-uni cast-in anchor channels offer reliable and fast connections using self-drilled fasteners, according to the company.

The JTB-uni product eliminates the need to drill concrete or weld on the construction site.


shower door products

Hit the Brakes

C.R. Laurence’s new Cabo soft slide shower door system stands as the company’s introduction of softbrake technology to a frameless sliding shower door system. The system technology brakes and cushions the opening and closing mechanism of the frameless glass door, ensuring smooth and quiet operation.

Concealed inside the header, the softbrake roller mechanism activates during the last four inches of the door’s closing motion, preventing the glass from impacting and damaging the frame or the adjacent glass panel.

The Cabo Series’ anodized aluminum design operates with multiple tempered safety glass panels in wall-to-wall or
wall-to-glass configurations with glass doors weighing up to 176 pounds. It comes in five standard architectural finishes, with custom options available. The series can also be used in non-shower interior applications.



Don’t Panic

PRL’s tubular panic device is the only one of its kind that can accommodate glass doors up to 120 inches tall, according to the company. PRL, which successfully completed two million cycles of uninterrupted operation with the device, has also made available tubular deadbolt handles, for locking at the head, floor or both.


architectural metals

Air it Out

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group launched Duranar ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coating, which, according to the company, surpasses the performance of the original Duranar ADS coating.

The new coating, designed for touching up fluoropolymer finishes on architectural metals damaged during production or after field installation, is based on Arkema’s Kynar ADS2 fluorinated copolymer resin and PPG proprietary chemistry. It is available in a range of solid, metallic and pearlescent colors and in PPG’s infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigment technology.

Duranar ADS is ideal for use on window frames, door frames, roofs and metal wall panels marred during fabrication or installation.


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