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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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Dickinson College’s new residence hall showcases zinc exterior with RHEINZINK façade cladding

The new High Street Residence Hall at Dickinson College, showcases modern student living inside, and a zinc façade in durable, distinctive and sustainable RHEINZINK cladding, on the outside. As the first residence constructed in 40 years on the historic Pennsylvania campus, High Street opened in Aug. 2018, and in Jan. 2019, earned LEED® Platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Sherwin-Williams adds new finish to Loxon Self-Cleaning Coating

Specifically engineered for exterior, above-grade masonry, according to Sherwin-Williams their Loxon Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating provides a clean, attractive look with high-performance protection. The company states that its self-cleaning formula easily sheds dirt upon contact with rain or water for greater curb appeal. It provides advanced durability, defends against wind-driven rain and inhibits the growth of mildew on the surface of the coating.

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Western Specialty Contractors cleans, restores limestone façade of historic Decatur courthouse

Throughout its history, the Macon County Courthouse in Decatur, Ill. has inhabited a variety of buildings, from a log cabin built in 1829 where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, to a stone and brick four-story building with a clock tower built in 1892 to its current location — a five-story limestone building constructed in 1939. Western Specialty Contractors was recently tasked with restoring the historic courthouse’s 80-year-old façade.

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RHEINZINK America and CENTRIA announce alliance and showcase their collaboration on Ohio’s Coleman Center

RHEINZINK America, Inc. and CENTRIA have formed a strategic marketing alliance. Showcasing their successful collaboration, the two companies recently worked together to provide architectural zinc façade cladding and roofing systems on the Michael B. Coleman Government Center in Columbus, Ohio. In Jan. 2019, the project earned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Sto Corp. launches StoSignature™, customizable finished surfaces

Sto Corp. has launched StoSignature™, a blend of color, texture, profiles, and effects using Sto products to create customizable finished surfaces for building exteriors. StoSignature combines Sto’s finishes with application techniques to allow building facades to be a showcase for individuality in design.

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YKK AP America hires Lawrence Soto to expand visibility and support customer demand in western region

“Lawrence’s diverse skill set and expertise in sales, estimating and quality control makes him a perfect fit as we continue to grow our team in the western region,” said Joey Bernard, western region general manager for YKK AP America Inc. “We’re extremely confident in his ability to lead the charge. By expanding our brand visibility and continuing to support the demand for additional customer service and project support capabilities, we will provide more of the high-quality, innovative building solutions our customers have come to expect from YKK AP.”

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

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