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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