IBS 2012 Snapshots

Highlights from the floor in Orlando

In additon to the following highlights, Window & Door's coverage also includes:

  • A report overviewing the event
  • In-depth continuing coverage of new introductions in doors, windows, components, equipment and services targeted at the window and door industry

Doors and Components

 

Therma-Tru featured an expanded range of privacy glasses for its entry doors. 

 

Glasscraft Door introduced its Artisan and Estate Collections of fiberglass doors incorporating unique finishing techniques to add a more realistic wood look.

 

Plastpro featured several new glass designs, as well as a new door said to be the first fiberglass product to be rated for both impact and fire resistance.

 

Masonite featured several new product lines, including its West End interior door collection, offering a contempory look.

 

ODL attracted much attention with its Array doorlite.  This video shows how the new contemporary offering can provide variable light and privacy levels.

 

Solar Innovations highlighted its capabilities to product large folding door systems, as well as a variety of glass systems for residential projects.

 

 

Weiland featured one of its large sliding glass door systems.

 

Ply Gem introduced a new bi-parting door in its Mira premium clad line. 

Windows

 

An oversized corner window unit dominated a Kolbe & Kolbe display.

 

Marvin showed a new window opening control device for its casement line in Orlando.

 

While fewer window manufacturers exhibited at IBS, PGT led a strong contingent of Florida-based producers.

Industry Suppliers

 

The Muhler Cos. featured its lightweight impact glass line, as well as its storm stud technology for adding protective cloth over windows.

 

Making its U.S. show debut, Brio introduced its line of folding door hardware, as well as its screening system for oversized openings.

 

Quanex Building Products, which showcased a variety of its window and door components in Orlando, previewed its new EnergyQuest vinyl window system designed to offer high performance at a  competitive price than its recently introduced EnergyCore line.

 

Bella Fleur featured a decorative glazing material incorporating grasses, reeds and other natural elements as a decorative alternative for windows, doors and many other applications.

 

Schlage showcased its Nexia Home Intelligence System which allows its locks and other items to be monitored and controlled from computers and smart phones.

 

Endura showed a new sill system designed to allow the visible metal portion of the sill to be installed after construction is completed.