News From the Road
1/3/13 Dow Corning Turns to R.L. Wurz Company for Product Distribution
Shawn Kuch, North American Commercial Manager for Dow Corning, has announced a new distribution program for Dow Corning silicones to our customers. Shawn's email to customers states:
Dow Corning would like to thank you for your business over the past several years and we look forward to reliably supplying your organization with Dow Corning's silicone technology.
Dow Corning has decided that in order to continue to serve our customers at the highest level and simplify customer order fulfillment we will sell silicone fenestration products through Dow Corning Fenestration distributors. Dow Corning will be utilizing our current Fenestration distribution network to serve and supply our current and future customers for your industry. The exclusive local distributor R.L. Wurz/CRP Sales will have the capacity to stock localized inventory and continue to provide you with exceptional service.
The aforementioned changes will take place with immediate effect and have been underway in some regions in the past several months. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call. On behalf of the Dow Corning Corporation, I would like to thank you for your support and choice in Dow Corning's silicone technology.
1/3/13 LAMATEK Sends a Shout Out to Aluminum Window Fabricators
We often think of the world of windows as being based on fabrication of wood, vinyl and fiberglass shapes. However, aluminum shapes once dominated the industry and still play a strong roll in the commercial and recreational vehicle markets.
LAMATEK has a large variety of products that are popular with the engineering and fab guys when they work with aluminum extrusions:
Protek™ Shipping Corners
ExExtruded foam profiles protect painted window surfaces from being scratched during shipping and handling. Simply slide the corner over your window profile. We've even provided a removable adhesive inside to help keep them in place. Profiles are available to protect nailing fins too.
Protek foam absorbs multiple impacts and resists moisture. And if you're producing the end product and doing the installation, Protek can be re-used a number of times to keep costs in line.
Butyl Sealing Gaskets
Butyl gaskets combine the properties of closed-cell neoprene or closed-cell polyethylene with the sealing capabilities of butyl rubber. Butyl gaskets are supplied cut to sized, kiss cut and shipped on rolls with the matrix stripped for easy peel and stick application on the manufacturing line. Forget the sticky, hard to handle butyl gaskets of old!
SDL Muntin Tape
LAMATEK's muntin tape is a highly engineered product, designed to work with a multitude of muntin bar materials (Including KynarTM painted aluminum) and glass surfaces. Unlike competitive materials, our muntin tape does not require the use of toxic saline pre treatments to perform as advertised.
SilverTape High Bond Tape
High performance acrylic tapes are now available for a variety of applications. LAMATEK
reminds customers that this product is not specifically designed for muntin applications. This is an industrial bonding tape that can be used for both interior and exterior application. Uses include attaching trim pieces, shower door component bonds, kick panel trim bonding to flat panels, and in some cases, replacing screws and rivets.
Need more information or samples? Contact your SysCom rep or visit LAMATEK.com for more information.