Capital Gate Tower to Feature Cardinal Coated Glass
July 23, 2009
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) Capital Gate project
that's currently under construction (CLICK
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by Cardinal Corp., a company that has predominantly served the residential
The tower will feature the company's LoE2-240 coated glass laminated
with 6-mm clear glass, 16-mm airspace with 13.52-mm laminated clear
Architects from RMJM, the United Kingdom-based firm that designed
Capital Gate, say the chose the glass "for its anti-glare properties
and excellent transparency."
The glass was produced at Cardinal's Spring Green, Wis., facility
and sold to Intraco Corp. in Troy, Mich., the exclusive distributor
for Cardinal CG throughout the Middle East. White Aluminum Factory
in Abu Dhabi served as the glass fabricator.
The glass has two silver coatings, which help minimize glare and
maximize light transmission. The architects say that when complete,
the double-glazed façade will benefit from natural daylight
in addition to achieving greater energy efficiency.
In a statement to USGNN.com, Nicole V. Antakli, president
and chief operating officer of Intraco, explained that the ADNEC
Capital Gate Tower was awarded to Intraco as a result of the specification
of Cardinal CG's product offering.
"Intraco's global reputation and unique structure with experienced
sales professionals, trained product engineers, premier logistics
services and its dedicated customer service offering timely after
sales follow-up, creates the value-added support for both the manufacturer
as well as any global customer," Antakli states. "With
nearly 40 years of experience and presence throughout the Middle
East, Intraco's network of regional-field sales engineers in every
country drives demand and assures the highest quality engineered
and fabricated glass by specifying high-performance, premium quality
branded products for projects through different channels, including
building owners, architects and fabricators. Intraco is proud of
its association with Cardinal as they are a leader in the glass
industry, manufacturing state-of-the-art glass and superior high-energy
efficient products throughout the industry."
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