Graham Architectural Products joins the EcoCommercial Building Network of Bayer MaterialScience LLC
July 21, 2010

Graham Architectural Products has joined Bayer MaterialScience LLC's EcoCommercial Building (ECB) Network as one of its inaugural product solution suppliers.

"We're pleased to add Graham Architectural Products' expertise and technology to the ECB Network," said Paul Platte, head, EcoCommercial Building Program, NAFTA, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. "Graham will help provide the energy-efficient and aesthetically appealing windows solutions increasingly being sought by today's building decision makers."

According to the announcement, Graham Architectural Products recently launched the high-efficiency window products line - GThurm - the first American-made architecturally rated windows to feature thermal transmission measures as low as U 0.18 (R 5.5), using readily available insulating glass. GThurm windows feature Graham glass-reinforced polyurethane (G2RP) technology, which employs a unique polyurethane resin supplied by Bayer MaterialScience LLC that contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

According to Graham Architectural Products, to create these windows, 80 percent continuous stranded glass content is combined with 20 percent resin to produce window lineals using a pultrusion process. Unlike traditional fiberglass window lineals, the GThurm window lineals pultruded with the G2RP process require no additional reinforcement for structural integrity, according to the announcement.

"We're delighted to join the ECB network and contribute to its vision of providing sustainable building design and construction solutions," said Brian Hurley, president and chief executive officer of Graham Architectural Products. "We worked closely with Bayer MaterialScience on their development of the unique polyurethane resin utilized in the GThurm windows and are excited to take our collaboration to the next level by joining the ECB Network."

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