Fenzi brings innovation to Vitrum 2009

The Fenzi Group, Milan, will showcase several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a July 15 release.

In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network that Fenzi belongs to and that produces and distributes worldwide items necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals can take a close-up view of state-of-the-art products in terms of quality and reliability.

Fenzi’s own investments in research and innovation have led to the development of new products combining performance with environmental protection.

Focusing on the potential of solar energy, the company has created a new division: Fenzi Solar Coatings. This undertaking has resulted in Solarlux, the new complete line of paints for solar mirrors designed to offer energy efficiency as well as high resistance. Designed to make the most out of new technologies for solar thermal plants, this new line of paints meets the highest durability and resistance standards, according to a release. The Solarlux paints guarantee excellent chemical resistance to corrosion and ultraviolet radiation, top performance under thermal and environmental stress, and outstanding abrasion resistance. The product has such innovative characteristics that the specific tests required new reference parameters, which Fenzi obtained in collaboration with the industry leaders, company officials report. These new tests measure the chemical-physical performance of Solarlux in a variety of critical stress situations, validating the breakthrough technology used in its design and production, according to the release.

An additional demonstration of the company’s commitment to energy savings and environmental protection is the international success scored by Thiover. Using Fenzi’s polysulphur sealants specifically formulated for manufacturing insulating glass units, builders can obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design points and certify the buildings according to the standards of the American Green building rating system.

The new Fenzi Group site dedicated to the Aquaglass line of one-component, water-based decorative paints, part of the Decover product range, is now up and running. The Tribiano group thus offers its customers direct access to the formulas so they can be certain to obtain the desired RAL coloration. They can enter their user name and password, issued by the company at the time of purchase, on the site, and receive precise instructions on the quantities of base colors to be mixed together in order to obtain the preferred shade in the amount needed, according to the release.

The innovative coloration for Butylver, a solvent-free one-component sealant suited for internal insulation (first barrier) of insulating glass units, is another step forward. This Fenzi sealant, characterized by minimum water vapor and gas permeability, high aging resistance, outstanding adhesive properties on glass, aluminum, steel and stainless steel, will be available on the market in the color gray as well. The availability of different colors makes this particular sealant a perfect solution for the aesthetic needs of architects and designers, according to a release.