Kawneer 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 system.

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.

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