Introduces 1600 SS (Screw Spline) Curtain Wall System
With escalating field labor costs, glazing contractors and architects
are looking for high performance curtain wall systems that can be
assembled in a controlled shop environment. In response, Kawneer
has developed its new 1600 SS (Screw Spline) curtain wall
According to the company, the new system provides faster installation
without sacrificing performance. The screw spline joinery allows
for pre-assembly and joint sealing in more controlled shop conditions
than job sites provide. Pre-assembling and delivering "ready
to glaze" larger units to the job site, installation time and
effort required in the field is minimized, company information states.
Offering narrow 2½-inch profile shapes and both 6- and 7½-inch
overall frame depth options with concealed fastener joinery creates
a smooth monolithic appearance. Flexibility options include vertical
mullions that can be captured or structural silicone glazed (SSG).
The captured system provides the ability to specify a different
finish on the interior from exterior; additionally the thermal separator
can be pre-installed into a pressure plate. Both the captured and
SSG systems integrate with Kawneer's standard window and door products.
The front load interlocking two-piece mullion design creates a strong
vertical assembly without the need for additional engagement clips.
Infill options are available up to 1 1/8 inch as well as silicone
compatible glazing materials for long-lasting seals. 1600 SS Curtain
Wall has been tested in accordance with all major standards for
curtain walls: air infiltration, static and dynamic water penetration,
structural performance, condensation resistance factor (CRF), U-factor
and seismic performance.