Fenzi brings innovation to Vitrum 2009

The Fenzi Group, Italy, showcased several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a Nov. 5 release. In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network to which the group belongs and that produces and distributes worldwide everything necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals got a chance to take a close-up view of state-of-the-art products.

Focusing on the potential of solar energy, Fenzi has created the new division Fenzi Solar Coatings. This undertaking has resulted in Solarlux, a complete line of paints for solar mirrors designed to offer both 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. They 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. 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.

An additional demonstration of the company’s commitment to energy savings and environmental protection is the international success of 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. Thiover sealants provide great performance for insulating glass units. They are non-hazardous and solvent-free, with excellent mechanical properties and extremely low water and gas permeability.

The new Fenzi Group site dedicated entirely 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 completely certain to obtain the desired RAL coloration. They can just 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. This is excellent news for the trade, which can now rely on quick service and even greater efficiency.

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 in the direction of environmental protection. 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 gray as well. The availability of different colors makes this particular sealant a perfect solution for the aesthetic needs of architects and designers.