Win-door North America Wraps Up; Exhibitors Showcase New Products
November 24, 2009
Win-door North America, held last week in Toronto, continued to
attract exhibitors who wanted to take the opportunity to showcase
their latest products. Though the show floor was a bit smaller than
last year, organizers says the number of exhibitors was almost identical
to last year, though many of those companies chose smaller exhibit
was plenty to see at Win-door as show organizers added a number
of new additions to the show, including hurricane impact testing
that took place right on the show floor. The IG Alley, where exhibitors
who offered insulating glass products could showcase their wares,
also was new. One exhibitor in the alley was Edgetech IG, which
hadn't exhibited at Win-door in several years.
Larry Johnson, Edgetech executive vice president, says this year
was a great time to come back to Win-door as the company is celebrating
the 20th anniversary in business on December 1.
"Canada is a large market for us; [Super Spacer]started in
Canada, so it's nice to bring the 20-year back home," says
Johnson also talked about the Department of Energy's move toward
R5. The company displayed a triple unit in its booth and talked
to attendees about how their product can help manufacturers achieve
Other products on display at Win-door included a variety of new
glass designs from Novatech. The company designed these products
keeping Canada's new ENERGY STAR requirements in mind. As of June
1, 2020, Canada's ENERGY STAR program will impose more demanding
requirements for each zone. Novatech's new decorative products will
offer low-E glass and argon gas to meet these new requirements.
The new designs include stained glass options (Gloria) and contemporary
floral designs (Bora-Bora), as well as new silk screens.
ODL also introduced a new decorative product. Its new wrought iron
design, the Veranda External Grille, can be opened, making cleaning
easy for the homeowner.
One booth that was packed during the show was that of the Royal
Group. The company had a wide variety of products on display, including
its Hybrid product that the company says is a complete R5 window
system that combines sustainability, high performance, condensation
resistance, water resistance and recyclability, all in one product.
The company also displayed a quad-glazed casement for northern climates,
which also offers sound abatement properties.
AquaSurTech OEM introduced a new technology that will give manufacturers
the opportunity to offer a woodgrain look on vinyl profiles. NuGrain
is a paint-based application that offers a "non-repeating"
pattern just like real wood. It can be used in both interior and
exterior applications. The product also offers a textured feel with
raised grain that creates a 3D look. There is a minimal set up and
start-up waste, making small runs cost effective, according to the
company. In fact, the company's Michael Braeuel reports that it
has sold three machines in two months.
ULTRAFAB displayed its Tri-Fin, an ultimate pile weatherseal to
be used for minimizing air and water infiltration. Tests indicate
a 25 percent improvement in air infiltration compared to a single
fin, according to the company, and adds that customers are reporting
less water leakage.
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