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    Vinyl Extrusions & Related Prod.
    Developed by Bavarian Polymers, the Polymeric Reinforcement System, PRES, is a lightweight material designed as a stiffener to replace aluminum or steel in vinyl proflies.  With high insulation properties, the product results in low U-values in windows and doors, the supplier states.  Due to its material composition, the reinforcement material provides for high flexibility in profile... more »
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    Glass & IG Components
    Solarban 65, a double-silver, solar control, low-E glass, is a new value alternative to PPG's Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 glasses.  Part of an expanded portfolio of residential low-E products, the new glass helps window makers achieve the ARRA .30/.30 requirements for energy-efficient windows, the manufacturer reports.  Also new is Sungate 400, a passive low-E glass developed for... more »
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    The Signature replacement window is designed to provide dealers the most sought after, cutting-edge features in a vinyl window. Responding to homeowners’ desires to “go green” and quickly regain their investments, the standard Signature window includes Seaway Manufacturing’s new InsulGlaze 450 glass package and can be upgraded to Seaway’s Insulglaze 700 and... more »
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    Patio Doors
    Thermally-broken aluminum door systems have been developed by Panda Windows & Doors in response to the need for large door systems in areas that experience extreme temperature conditions, as well to meet growing demand for energy efficiency. Framing components are made using 6063-T5 extruded aluminum thermally broken by an 18mm polyamide bar. Available in both bi-folding and lift/slide... more »
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    From traditional, stained options to contemporary, painted colors, Kolbe has expanded its interior finish options for its wood windows and doors. Seven interior paint colors are now available, including Bright White, Ultra Pure White, Abalone, Natural Cotton, Silk, and Ivory Tusk. Coffee Bean and Library Red have been added as two new stain colors. The updated selection was developed in response... more »
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    Vinyl Fabricating Equipment
    The ColorTru decorative foil bonding system from GED Integrated Solutions replaces painting by automatically transferring solid color and woodgrain foil to vinyl profiles, the supplier states. With unlimited graphic, color and design capabilities, the foils are comprised of multiple layers of ink that do not interfere with the welding process. The machine automatically transfers the foil, using... more »