Announcing the INT45 Storefront Framing

Tubelite is pleased to announce a new extension of 4500 Series Storefront framing called INT45 for commercial and retail interior applications.

Tubelite INT45 has adapter options for installing before or after adjacent drywall has been finished to meet construction schedules. Options for this versatile system include:

  • Easy installation – perimeter trim is pre-applied to one side of the frame to position the system in the opening
  • Standard swing doors and frames w/o thresholds
  • Black or Grey silicone gaskets
  • Glass thicknesses of ¼”, 5/16”, 3/8”, and ½”
  • Recycled aluminum for wall framing members

Design details and installation instructions can be found on the Tubelite website at http://www.tubeliteinc.com/int-45/. Active Glazing Contractor accounts with Tubelite can access price book pages for INT45 on the Client Portal of Tubelite’s website.

The updated Easy Estimate spreadsheet will be sent to you and is also available on the Client Page.

Please contact your Client Development Manager if you do not have a login for the client section of the website or if you have any questions regarding this interior framing system.

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Tubelite’s 400TU Series Thermal Curtainwall Meets Energy Codes

Tubelite_400TU-CwebDesigned for today’s stringent energy codes, Tubelite Inc. introduces 400TU Series high-performance thermal curtainwall system for medium- and low-rise commercial buildings. Combining aluminum framing, dual thermal strut and high-performance insulated glass, 400TU Series dual-glazed achieves industry-leading U-Factors of 0.30 for thermal transmittance and a frame condensation resistance factor (CRFf) of 81.

Thoroughly tested by an independent laboratory, Tubelite’s 400TU Series curtainwall demonstrated that it meets or exceeds ASTM and AAMA industry standards for air, water, structural, thermal, acoustical and seismic performance. The 400TU Series curtainwall’s enhanced thermal break is located in the tongue area of the back member, and the insulated glass is positioned to the system’s exterior for enhanced resistance to rainwater. In addition to thermal performance, this curtainwall system is tested to meet acoustical performance ratings for Sound Transmission Class (STC) 38 and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) 32.

Assembled using screw spline or clip joinery, 400TU Series can be specified with either an aluminum or polyamide pressure plate, and as a stick-built system or shop-assembled into “ladders” for field glazing. Verticals can be steel-reinforced for strong windloads. The system’s 6-, 7.5- and 10-inch system depths can accommodate glass or panels of 1- to 1.75-inches thick, and easily integrates with Tubelite’s Therml=Block® entrance systems.

Tubelite’s 400TU Series can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. Seven anodized finishes and 20 standard paint colors are available, and upon request, blended and custom colors may be specified.

Durable finishes reduce buildings’ maintenance costs and enhance long lifecycles. Coupled with 400TU Series’ recycled aluminum content, daylight, views, energy-efficient thermal performance and condensation resistance, these attributes also may support projects seeking LEED® certification or other green building criteria.

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Media contact: Heather West, 612-724-8760, heather@heatherwestpr.com

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Tubelite Adds 34000 Series Storefront to ForceFront Blast

Tubelite_34000FFBlast_Blue_webTubelite Inc. introduces E/T34000 Series storefront system as part of its ForceFront™ Blast products, engineered for high-security in low- and mid-rise building projects. The storefront’s framing provides improved thermal performance, and are glazed with insulated laminated glass for energy efficiency and safety. ForceFront curtainwall and Monumental Wide Stile entrance systems match Tubelite’s 34000 Series storefront’s performance and sightlines to offer a complete blast hazard mitigation system.

ForceFront Blast products are designed for compliance with ASTM International standard F 1642-04, the U.S. General Services Administration Interagency Security Committee (GSA/ISC) TS01-2003 security design criteria and U.S. Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria (DoD UFC) 4-010-01 requirements. The products are tested to meet blast performance of 6 psi peak pressure at 42 psi-msec impulse, but each project requires separate review to meet unique specifications.Tubelite_34000FFBlast_CloseUp_web

Tubelite’s 34000 Series features a 2-1/2-by-5-inch flush-glazed system and screw-spline framing, glazed with 1-5/16-inch laminated glass positioned in the center of the frame. This new addition is offered as either a non-thermal system or with a single poured-and-debridged thermal improvement option. Both choices easily accommodate insulated glass.

The aluminum used to produce all of Tubelite’s ForceFront systems can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. Seven anodized finishes and 20 standard paint colors are available, and upon request, blended and custom colors may be specified.

Durable finishes reduce buildings’ maintenance costs and enhance long lifecycles. Coupled with 34000 Series’ recycled aluminum content option, daylight, views, energy-efficient thermal performance and condensation resistance, these attributes also may support projects seeking LEED® certification or other green building criteria.

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Media contact: Heather West, heather@heatherwestpr.com

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Tubelite Meets ICC-ES Criteria for Quality Documentation

Tubelite Inc.’s facilities Walker and Reed City, Michigan, successfully meet ICC Evaluation Services, LLC (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria for Quality Documentation (AC10). This third-party inspection by Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI)/Intertek  verifies Tubelite’s quality control process for its products, systems and materials.

“At Tubelite, ‘dependable’ is more than part of our brand identity, it’s part of our everyday culture, our products and our services. Our reputation for dependability is closely connected with our ongoing investment in quality, our continuing improvement initiatives, and our product development and certification efforts,” said Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s director of marketing.

Grace Bartrand, Tubelite’s quality assurance specialist, added, “Being a manufacturer with an AC10-compliant quality system also contributes to achieving Florida Product Approval for our hurricane-resistant, impact-rated storefront, curtainwall, window and entrance systems.”

ICC-ES requires a qualifying inspection of the facilities’ manufacturing products prior to issuing a new evaluation report. According to ICC-ES, “The qualifying inspection is intended to verify that the manufactured products are consistent with the products described in the evaluation report, and that the manufacturer has documented and effectively implemented a quality control system that meets all requirements of the ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Quality Documentation (AC10).”

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Media contact: Heather West, heather@heatherwestpr.com

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Tubelite Adds 34000 Series Storefront to ForceFront Storm

Tubelite_34000_T-Sample_webTubelite Inc. introduces 34000 Series storefront system as part of its ForceFront™ Storm products, engineered for hurricane resistance on low- to mid-rise commercial buildings. The 34000 Series has been tested to Florida Building Code TAS 201, 202 and 203 standards and are compliant with ASTM E 1886/1996 Wind Zone 4 impact/cyclic criteria. ForceFront medium stile entrance doors also were tested with 34000 Series storefront to provide a complete impact-resistant system. Tubelite’s 34000 Series features a 2-1/2-by-5-inch flush-glazed system and impact-resistant screw-spline framing, glazed with 1-5/16-inch laminated glass positioned in the center of the frame. This new addition is offered as either a non-thermal E34000 Series system or as the T34000 Series with a single poured-and-debridged thermal improvement option. Both choices easily accommodate insulated glass. Along with hurricane impact resistance and thermal performance, ForceFront medium stile entrance doors are designed for compliance with large and small missile impact, and for forced entry testing to meet AAMA 1304-02. The door stiles have a 4-inch profile width and a depth of 1-3/4-inch. The aluminum used to produce all of Tubelite’s ForceFront systems can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. Media contact: Heather West, heather@heatherwestpr.com

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