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Protect Your Next Design with Coatings that Stand the Test of Time

Authored by Channing Beaudry, Global Technical Director, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. “When it comes to building designs that incorporate metal building products as part of the building envelope, whether it’s the entire building or an aesthetic design element, understanding the coatings used on the metal substrate is incredibly important. There are key considerations that specifying architects should be aware of when considering metal and know where to turn to make informed decisions that will ensure their final vision of the building is achieved and stands the test of time.”

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Coil anodizing solves quality control issues in architectural exteriors

Many quality control issues are faced in architectural aluminum products and other architectural exterior metals. Architectural exterior applications require a material that is very durable, can be colored or finished in unique ways, remains clean and beautiful over time, and delivers other important benefits. With its natural, brilliant look, hard anodic structure, environmentally responsible production, and great ROI, anodized aluminum is an excellent choice for architectural exterior applications when quality control is desired.

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High-performance architectural coatings for extruded aluminum

Manufacturers of window, storefront, entrance, curtainwall, skylight framing; rainscreen and canopy systems; and exterior sun shades and interior light shelves all rely on aluminum extrusions to achieve the dependable strength and performance of their architectural products. High-performance, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coatings provide product manufacturers, architects, specifiers and building owners with the capability to select nearly any conceivable color or combination of colors, while enhancing their products’ durability and longevity. A better understanding of the components, aesthetic options and performance specifications will help with selecting the best architectural coating for the architectural extrusions to meet the unique applications and project requirements.

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PPG earns two Chairman’s Awards from Metal Construction Association

In the Municipal category, PPG was honored for its contributions to the Calgary Central Library in Alberta, Canada, which features PPG DURANAR™ coatings on window frames and other extruded components. Designed to evoke snowflakes or cracked ice on a lake, the coatings include two PPG Duranar colors – Bright White and Broken Ice, a custom color topped by a pearlescent clearcoat. The coatings were applied by Hydro of Portland. The library was designed by Snøhetta of Oslo, Norway, and DIALOG of Calgary,

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Lorin supplies anodized aluminum for unique panels on the CapitaMall LuOne shopping complex in Shanghai

Lorin Industries, Inc. announces that it supplied the anodized aluminum for the unique shining silver-toned exterior panels for the CapitaMall LuOne shopping complex, located in Shanghai, China. Designed by famed international architect Moshe Safdie, the CapitaMall LuOne’s façade includes a living wall with exterior curtain wall “flappers” made from Custom ClearBrite® and Custom Silver White anodized aluminum provided by Lorin, which move gracefully in the wind.

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Decorative coatings market worth $82.4 billion by 2024

According to the MarketsandMarkets™ decorative coatings market report, there is growing interest in wood effects and high demand for specialty finishes such as anodic imitation special effects, metallic effects, and smooth, low glow gloss finishes. Hence, the demand for powder coating is high in the architecture industry.

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Announcing the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization with the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). After a July 2019 vote by both bodies to unify, the two organizations have come together as of Jan. 1, 2020.

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Nucor Steel Arkansas to add coil paint line

Nucor Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved an expansion project which will add a coil paint line at the company’s sheet mill in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The new coil paint line will have a capacity of 250,000 tons per year and is expected to start up in the first half of 2022.

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Linetec promotes Phil Hanke to senior buyer

Linetec has promoted Phil Hanke to the position of senior buyer, promoted from the role of buyer. Working with colleagues in Linetec’s purchasing department and suppliers from across the U.S., Hanke applies continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing principles to support company-wide procurement needs and initiatives.

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Linetec’s Jon Close promoted to president, Rick Marshall to retire

Jon Close has been promoted to president of Linetec; succeeding Rick Marshall who will retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year. During his nearly 24 years as Linetec’s president, Marshall helped guide Linetec to becoming the nation’s leading architectural finisher. Marshall and Close have worked together at Linetec for 16 years.

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Stephen A. Levin Neural & Behavioral Sciences Building, from design to award-winning project

EDA Contractors were chosen to install the façade panels using Fairview’s Vitrabond MCM. The Vitrabond panels were perfect for achieving the unique design features whilst still complementing the other university buildings. The exterior is made up of 20,000 square feet of “Aria White” panels; 8,000 square feet of “Nordic Green Pre-Patina Copper” panels; and 1,400 square feet of “Cannon Grey panels”.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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