• Wood and Wood-related Components
    An emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) system, Advantage EP-940 is formulated to bond treated lumber and other wood substrates that are difficult to glue. For example, it bonds ponderosa pine, bamboo, various imported woods, wood-plastic composite, laminated veneer lumber and a variety of proprietary treated lumber, according to the supplier. From Franklin International, the new adhesive meets ASTM... more »
  • Glass & IG Processing Equipment
    With two alternately functioning application heads, the flexspacer'twinapplicator from Bystronic Glass allows for non-interrupted production of double and triple insulating glass units using Super Spacer type flexible spacers–even when adding spacer material. Particularly suited toward manufacturing IG with varying spacer widths, including triple-pane units that require two different spacer... more »
  • Computer Software & Systems
    The impower! Corporate Portal and improveit! 360 provide a new method for manufacturers to support and communicate directly with their dealers. The impower! system allows manufacturers to share virtually anything, from email templates and marketing materials to operational collateral like price books, sales aids and invoice templates, the supplier states. After uploading content, manufacturers... more »
  • Door & Window Hardware
    Paddock Fabrications' Lockmaster multipoint system lock system recently helped enable Custom Window Systems' new Windpact Plus residential swing door achieve a DP 100 rating on the 6 foot x 6 foot, 8 inch double door model, the supplier reports.  Tested to Florida and Dade County standards, the hardware enabled a 6 foot x 8 foot double door set to achieve a DP 70 rating. Specifically... more »
  • Glass & IG Components
    New dual-coat technology helps dual-pane insulating glass units for residential applications achieve R-5 insulating performance, according to the supplier. From PPG Industries, the IG design incorporates one 3 mm pane of Solarban 70XL glass with the coating on the second (#2) surface of and one 3 mm pane of Sungate 500 glass with the coating on the fourth (#4) surface, separated by a... more »
  • Entry Door Components
    The new Mediterranean, Avalon, Prairie Bevel and Teton Doorglass lines from ODL provide consumers with a variety of design options—all within a reasonable price range, the supplier notes. The new Prairie Bevel design, shown, has a privacy rating of eight (on a scale of 1 to 10) and honors craftsman elegance with its patina caming, clear bevels and Eaton glass.  New Mediterranean... more »