Introducing January/February 2022February 16th, 2022 by Nathan Hobbs
Beefed Up Performance
At a time when manufacturers want to beef up performance, ProVia’s Innergy Rigid Thermal Reinforcements add support and insulation to the company’s windows. The feature includes advanced fiberglass reinforced resin inserts, which are designed to slide easily into window frame chambers. Officials say the result is an energy-efficient system with the strength and structural reinforcement of aluminum, coupled with high-performance.
According to company information, the material is up to 700 times better than aluminum in direct comparisons, including a better thermal break that’s impervious to cold or heat, better protection against condensation and improved impact testing.
Officials for All Weather Architectural Aluminum say the new Series 6100 is the company’s first window system engineered to meet Title 24 compliance using the prescriptive method. The product includes a thermal strut system and offers dual and triple glazing configurations for maximum energy efficiency and the best ratings the company has offered to date.
The series also features a robust 3-¾-inch frame, mitered corners and European corner keys for enhanced structural integrity, which helps it to achieve commercial-grade performance. According to company information, this makes it an ideal solution for buildings up to 12 stories.
The latest frame design, combined with concealed hinges and a tension spring screen without pull tabs, provides a contemporary aesthetic.
Jeld-Wen recently refreshed its IWP Aurora line of custom fiberglass doors. Each door is crafted from a mold of an actual wood door to capture the character of wood species. As a result, officials say the product is virtually indistinguishable from real wood, yet engineered to stand up to the elements.
More than 60 paint and stain finishes are available, including Foundry, a finish that’s designed to replicate the look of iron doors. Decorative glass, privacy glass and simulated divided lites and grille options are also available, along with full customization for design, size, color and glass. Doors are available as large as 4 ft. wide by 10 ft. tall, which, according to the company, is the largest fiberglass door available in the market.
A Better Way to Wrap
In order to be fully protective, it’s essential that door packaging be completely sealed. For this reason, Tentoma introduced a full RoRo StretchPack packaging line for six-sided applications. The new line lifts doors for mounting of corner protection, while centering them on the infeed conveyor. Door sizes are measured and packed and sealed in a single operation.
Doors are packed in a tubular stretch film on six sides, with a short waterproof sealing on each end, protecting against penetration of dirt and moisture during storage and transportation.
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