Industry News (March 01, 2003)


2003 Approval Guide. The 2003 Approval Guide CD-ROM, published by FM Global, is geared to architects, consulting engineers, plant managers, contractors and product buyers who need to make decisions on products and services that will best reduce property loss risk. 1-877-364-6726.


Division 7–Thermal and Moisture Protection

Bead notch eavestroughs. Rheinzink’s standard-sized half-round and box-type eavestroughs are equipped with a bead notch to increase the efficiency of the silled trades. Joined by soft soldering so that they are structurally connected and waterproven. (617) 871-6777.

Division 8–Doors and Windows

Architectural glasses. PPG Industries presents four ocean-coloured tints for energy- efficient buildings, comprising the new Oceans of Color collection. Includes Solexia light-green glass, Azuria aqua-blue glass, Caribia aqua-green glass and Atlantica emerald-green glass.

Division 9–Finishes

Luxury vinyl flooring. Nafco has introduced four new designs in 22 colours in a new line of vinyl flooring. Replicates the feel and look of clay, stone, and wood and available in tiles and planks that blend with the existing line of products. New line consists of Claystone, JaspeStone, Parquet and Exotics. (713) 965-0764 ext. 385.

New laminates. Outwater Plastic/Industries introduces Plastic Embossed Sheets, manufactured of thermoplastic styrene in a variety of unique three-dimensional textures to simulate the look of real metal.

Metal ceiling tiles. illbruck introduces SQUARELINEmetal ceiling tiles in a line that also includes SQUARELINEmedium Metal Ceiling Tiles for ceilings higher than 15 feet for large open environments such as entryways, convention centres and stadiums. 1-800-225-1920.

Division 12–Furnishings

New furniture series. Powell & Bonnell Home of Toronto introduces the Tucson sofa, chair and ottoman/bench for use in lounges, lobbies, or office reception areas. The sofa and chair feature an 8-way hand-tied coil suspension seat and down envelope cushions wrapped in double top-stitched leather.

Division 16–Electrical

Digital dimming. HUNT dimming introduces the New Simplicity Series of dimming controls, with compact design and minimal wiring requirements. (970) 484-9048.

Emergency lighting units. Lithonia Lighting introduces ELM2 and ELM emergency lighting units which feature MR24 lampheads, high-output Krypton lamps and Quick-Mount 3-minute installation. The fixed optics units provide 32% more output than standard incandescents. (770) 922-9000.