24 March 2002
24 March 2002
DUXTON Windows & Doors has completed an innovative installation of Fiberglass Strip windows at an Elim Chapel addition. The feature window segment consists of a panel 52 feet by 12 feet.
Bockstael Construction completed this complex project of integrating a completely new building (replacement due to a loss by fire two years ago) and a 75 year old main chapel. ""DUXTON proved to be a very dependable supplier. We were impressed with their ability to create an impressive framing system, assemble and glaze on site,"" says Barry Tustin, project manager.
The window system was engineered for specific wind loading by building in ""isolated"" (ensures excellent U-values) galvanized steel reinforcements. Furthermore, DUXTON provided large insulating glass panels by AFG featuring Ti-R e/Argon c/w Super Spacer for maximum energy efficiency and interior comfort.
Elim's technical project coordinator, Frank Roberts, P.Eng, of F.A. Roberts & Associates, ""We are very impressed with DUXTON's window solution. It has created a very pleasant connection between two separate buildings. In addition, the window frames have remained warm despite Winnipeg's extremely cold window weather.""
Sumitomo Chemical reports that its polyethersulfone (PES) micro-powder additive SumikaExcel 5003P boosts fracture toughness and resistance to micro-cracking for fibre reinforced epoxy composites over a broad temperature range without negatively impacting dimensional stability, flame/smoke/toxicity (FST), creep resistance, modulus, impact, or yield strength.
Renault, Webasto, ARRK-Shapers and Polyscope Polymers won the People’s Choice award for the most innovative composite part at the 18th annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.