Products (April 01, 2003)
Division 8–Doors and Windows
Curtain wall. The Vistawall CW 250 curtain wall system from Vistawall Architectural Products is a part of the company’s building product and service lines that include engineering, extrusion, fabrication, finishing and performance testing. (214) 665-1000.
Environmentally-friendly flooring. Lyptus from Weyerhauser is a premium grade hardwood made from two Eucaplytus hybrids from Brazilian plantations. The warm climate allows harvesting every 14 to 16 years rather than the 50 to 70 years needed by hardwood trees in colder climates. Hardness rating is greater than white oak, mahogany, red oak, hard maple or beech. www.weyerhauser.com/wbm or www.lyptus.com.br
New Canadian furniture. SOME of Vancouver presents two new pieces. The 1.1 Shelf and the 2.4 Lounge Chair in cast resin. Each piece incorporates an element of customization. Geometric composition, surface area and material selection are different for each iteration of the shelf while colour composition and opacity of resin are different for each chair. (604) 707-0906 or www.some.ca
Window shadings. Hunter Douglas window shadings feature soft rotating fabric vanes suspended between sheer fabric panels. In wood, the Country Woods Expos Refined and Castaway Collections are 2 5/8″ bevelled-slat wood blinds for a shutter-like look and maximum view. (905) 796-7883 or toll-free 800-265-8000.
New fiber. Ingeo is a new fiber by Cargill Dow LLC derived from annually renewable resources. The manufacturing process involves harnessing carbon that is naturally present in plants from photosynthesis to produce a resin called NatureWorks PLA. A wide range of textile applications includes fiberfill, apparel, carpets, nonwovens, and furnishings. www.ingeofibers.com
Pipe expansion. Rheinzink introduces the Rheinzink elbow, developed to create transitions from the eavestrough to the down pipe. The 35mm deep pipe expansion fits into the rainwater down pipe without soldering and can also be retrofitted. www.rheinzink.com
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