WinDoor 2018 PreviewJuly 12th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs
Time to See and Discover
WinDoor might not be the biggest tradeshow of the year, but the event marks a viable opportunity for all members of the door and window industries—especially for networking and learning. The show will be held from December 3-5 at the Québec City Convention Centre in Québec, QC, this year, where, for the first time ever, it expands into the commercial market with suppliers and education. Along with seminars, the event will feature numerous vendors highlighting new products and a fan favorite: the industry members networking party.
If you’re planning to be there, here’s a look at some of what you can expect.
1. Booth #719 – AmesburyTruth
AmesburyTruth’s new Contemporary Handle and Cover for the company’s Encore Casement Operator will be on display this year, featuring sleek, straight-line designs and modern colors. The new hardware works on all Encore operators and is available in both painted and plated finishes. Company officials say the new handle and cover combines with the Maxim LP (low profile) lock, Sentry hinged door trim sets and Signature sliding door trim sets for a unified contemporary look.
2. Booth #211 – Interlock USA
Interlock USA will showcase the latest design within its Nova family of casement and awning hardware: the Vesta series. The Vesta lock, cover and handle set combines aesthetics and clean lines to provide a modern casement and awning application solution, company officials say.
3. Booth #411 – P.H. Tech
A new multitrack patio door will be at this year’s show, compliments of P.H. Tech. Dubbed Celesta, the new door features three- and six-panel options, and offers a wider opening than traditional patio doors, according to company officials. Multiple hardware finishes and handles are available to customize each system and Celesta features a triple-roller track, which overlaps panels, creating an opening as wide as 23 inches. According to the company’s marketing, its new door provides a clean finish and easy upkeep, via identical jamb covers, no visible screws and anodized aluminum sill cladding.
4. Booth #525 – Veka
Veka is featuring its new Corsair Gliding patio door system. Corsair is customizable in eight-foot-tall, two-, three- or four-panel configurations. The door’s 1-1/8-inch IG capacity allows for a design pressure (DP) rating of 50 for impact resistance, while FeneXseal technology protects against water penetration, according to company officials.
Also new from Veka will be its 82 Series Window System, which includes slider, casement and picture windows—all of which company officials say are designed with performance in mind. The system accommodates up to 1-3/8-inch thick glass, which allows windows to be triple glazed for thermal performance. Key features include a 4-9/16-inch frame depth, fully welded frames and sashes, a full complement of accessory profiles and interior glazed frames and exterior glazed sashes. The series allows for multiple glazing bead options, including dual durometer and triple weather stripping for DP60 ratings.
COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS
5. Booth #504 – Ultrafab
Ultrafab is introducing a new flexible, adhesive-backed dust plug at WinDoor this year, which company officials say offers a solution to products that carry specific requirements for sealing. Ultra Flex includes a flexible base material that allows it to fit over uneven surfaces and “an extremely dense, tight, close fiber configuration that allows for non-oriented design,” according company information. The product can be applied in any direction, which, according to Ultrafab, will reduce labor. It’s available in several lengths or can be cut into pieces.
6. Booth #511 – ODL Inc.
A new Enclosed Blinds Color Collection will be on display from ODL this year, combining blinds-in-glass technology with advanced style and design features, company officials say. Available colors include espresso, sand, slate gray and silver moon.
A single operator mechanism allows users to raise, lower and tilt ODL’s new blinds in one movement, which stacks slats in a small space at the top of the door glass when fully opened. Privacy channels also eliminate light gaps, shadows and glare from sunlight. The product is made with low-E glass and is available in six sizes for the company’s white or oak Evolve series frames.
7. Booth #629 – John Evans’ Sons Inc.
Constant-force springs manufacturer John Evans’ Sons will display its Drop-In Balance System, which is available in ½-inch and ¾-inch coil widths, and single- to triple-coil combinations. The company will also feature its Side-Load Constant Force System, which includes sash guide components visible at the top of each sash corner. Guides can be replaced with the company’s sash cam, which gives windows an improved and cleaner look, according to company officials, which they also say allows for quieter and tighter-fitting sashes. All of the company’s balance systems use AAMA qualified springs.
8. Booth #422 – American Renolit Corp.
With door and window manufacturers reporting trends toward darker, European-styled colors, American Renolit is pleased to announce two new additions to match those trends. The company’s Exofol FX exterior film is now available in Black Smooth 2 and Anthracite, both of which are stocked in either the traditional woodgrain or contemporary, smooth/stipple, embossed finishes. While heat can be an issue for darker shades, company officials say that recent advancements in infrared, reflective, inorganic pigments allow for very low buildup—even in true black. As a result of its performance, the company has extended the warranty for Exofol FX to 20 years, which company officials say is industry leading.
9. Booth #1101 – Paradigm
Officials for Paradigm say the company’s end-to-end approach to sales provides a comprehensive, integrated solution that helps manufacturers become more profitable. And in booth 1101, they’ll aim to prove it. Paradigm has hands-on service teams in France, Canada, and the U.S., supporting the use of English, French, French-Canadian, Japanese and Spanish in its software. Two new features will be on display: Omni and Nexus. Paradigm Omni is a cloud-hosted, web-based quoting and selling solution for manufacturers and retailers in the building products industry, that company officials say is designed to provide a user-friendly experience. Paradigm Nexus is an industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform that integrates with everything from accounting software to manufacturing equipment on the shop floor.
10. Booth #1103 – Manutech
At WinDoor this year, Manutech will display its new motorized door and window handling system for semi-trailer trucks, MAN-15. Designed in cooperation with Andersen Corporation, the device will allow employees to facilitate the transportation of doors and windows at construction sites. Manutech states the new device will increase productivity and save both time and money for companies.
11. Booth #501 – Tremco Residential Window Business
Tremco plans to display a variety of insulating glass (IG), in-plant glazing and installation products this year. The company will also host live demonstrations for how to apply its EnerEDGE warm edge spacer system, while promoting its EnerSEAL 332 butyl hot melt and JS-562 silicone IG sealant. Other products Tremco intends to promote include its family of in-plant glazing materials, including a polyurethane-based TremGlaze U1600, as well as TremGlaze S500, S600, S700 and S900 silicones, which span from medium to high modulus, offering a wide range of skin times. The company will show off its window installation products as well, including the variety of colors for its S500 and S1400 silicones, and TremGlaze U1500 and U1600 polyurethanes and hybrids.
12. Booth #801 – Quanex
With the addition of its new 3600 hot-melt butyl sealant, officials for Quanex say that the company’s Edgetherm line of products now covers every area of IG manufacturing—including high-speed, fully robotic applications. Officials say they’ll promote the single-part sealant at the show, which is designed to provide superior performance, productivity and durability over comparable products, via i-Boost—an exclusive new technology from Bostik. The result, they suggest, is a product that makes it easier to produce more robust and durable units at the highest application speeds possible, thanks to no curing time and the shortest skinning time on the market.
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