Latest Products in Commercial Glass

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    Efco of Monett, Mo., launched the 5XPT thermal high-performance sliding glass door. For use in high-rise condominiums and hotels, the door contains the company’s E-Strut thermal barrier. It accommodates glazing up to 1 5/16-inch thick, as well as impact-rated glass, and has a low sill profile.  
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    Aluminum extrusion producer Indalex Ltd. of Lincolnshire, Ill., developed a thermal break system that uses warm-edge polyamide insulating glass spacers and thermal insulating struts to provide a structural thermal break for aluminum windows, doors, curtain wall and storefronts. Separating aluminum frame profiles with polyamide spacers reduces heat transfer by 40 percent to 70 percent, according...
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    Dorma Glas, Millersville, Md., a division of Dorma Group North America, Reamstown, Pa., introduced the allglas frameless interior office-front system. Available with swing, slide or pivot doors, the system features tempered glass panels and several hardware options. It allows for custom designs and can contribute to daylighting points toward U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in...
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    United Glass Corp., Oakdale, Pa., developed Tuf-flex all glass entrance systems with hardware from Dorma Architectural Hardware, division of Dorma Group North America, both of Reamstown, Pa. Tuf-flex systems use a dry-set application that allows for field adjustments. Options include standard rail, patch fitting and sliding panel systems, among others. The systems comply with Americans with...
  • Pilkington North America, Toledo, member of Japan’s NSG Group’s Flat Glass Business, introduced Spacia, a sealed vacuum insulating glass unit, to the North American market. The unit provides twice the thermal insulation of a conventional insulating glass unit and four times the insulation of single-pane glass, according to a company release. It uses low-E glass in a .24-inch profile,...
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    Officials from Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif., announced that subsidiary Vistawall Group’s Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, Texas, developed the StormMax MSD-375 impact-resistant entrance door to meet South Florida and International Building Codes. The medium stile door has MIG, or metal inert gas, welded-corner construction and a three-point lock mechanism. It features 1...
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    Italy’s Vitrealspecchi S.p.A. created Silver Madras, lead-free silvered float glass made with abrasion techniques that result in a variety of effects. Suitable for covering large and small interior architectural surfaces, residential or commercial, Silver Madras comes in 7.38-foot-by-10.53-foot sheets, 0.16-inch thick. It can be coated with a film for safety in the event of breakage, and...
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    Airolite, Marietta, Ohio, introduced a series of Severe Duty Louvers that are either storm class, Florida Building Code or Miami-Dade code approved products. The company introduced four louvers that meet the toughest Miami-Dade building codes: the Sightproof Horizontal Blade Louver, the Horizontal Blade Storm Class Louver, the Horizontal Blade Drainable Louver and the Vertical Blade, Storm Class...
  • Velux America Inc., Greenwood, S.C., introduced a solar water heating system that uses glass-covered solar roof collectors in traditional skylight frames. The Velux U12 collectors use solar energy to heat the water in a home. According to a company release, water heating bills should drop between 50 percent and 80 percent, and the estimated payback period is three years to seven years. The...
  • DesignBuilder Software, Amherst, Mass., developed an energy analysis program for evaluating fenestration options in commercial buildings. Efen can be used to calculate energy and cost savings for a building and calculate capital and first year equipment savings. Users can quickly complete a model by choosing from a library of more than 500 windows—or inputting their own—and choosing...
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