• Entry Door Components
    RoyalBond Tri-Stain, a water-based stain that is low in volatile organic compounds, achieves the true look of woodgrain on fiberglass and steel doors, according to the supplier. Using the same resin/paint system as Royal Building Products' RoyalBond Spectra-Coat system, the new three-step process (base coat, stain coat and clear coat) allows fabricators to create a factory-applied finish that... more »
  • Weatherseals, Sealants & Related
    For in-shop fabrication, 896FC Fast Cure from Pecora Corp. provides the fastest green strength development of any one-part fenestration silicone sealant, the company reports. Using a fluid free formula, the sealant also eliminates the possibility of damage to window laminates and secondary IG seals caused by silicone fluid migration, the company reports. In addition to enhanced productivity, the... more »
  • From Integrated Automation Systems, the developer of the OptiGas gas filling and thermal verification system, ThermalCheck is an affordable and compact system that first mixes and then directly measures the gas content in IG air spaces. An operator inserts the testing wand into the airspace and presses the test button. The unit displays the percent of argon or krypton and prints a label with a... more »
  • Weatherseals, Sealants & Related
    Combining multiple materials, Hybrid Dust Plugs are designed to meet complex sealing applications. A foam pad is used where straight compression sealing is needed with pile is used where active sealing is needed and the surface being sealed against is moveable, the supplier explains. From Ultrafab Inc., the plugs can can be supplied on a reel, kiss cut for quick removal from a continuous backing... more »
  • Windows
    English Walnut and Norwegian Maple have been added to list of interior finish options offered on its vinyl windows and patio doors options offered by Sunrise Windows. The new options were added based on research of current and past market trends in interior design, including popular flooring and cabinetry styles used today and up to 30 years ago. The manufacturer looked for rich, timeless... more »
  • Patio Doors
    Responding to demand from architects for doors offering a more contemporary look with clean lines and slim profiles, Panda Windows & Doors has developed the S.85 and S.87 lift-and-slide door systems. Said to offer a 40 percent slimmer sight line than other lift-and-slide doors on the market, including the manufacturer's existing line, the system can be offered with panel sizes up to 12... more »