Tubelite Expands ForceFront Storm Products

Expanding its ForceFront™ Storm hurricane impact-resistant products, Tubelite Inc. introduces E44000 Series storefront and entrance systems. Together, they provide a complete impact-resistant system that is easy to fabricate and install.
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Tubelite’s E44000 Series’ non-thermal hurricane-impact storefront is a 2.5-by-5-inch flush-glazed, system for use on first floor, single-span applications in impact areas. This impact-resistant, screw-spline framing is prepared for glazing with 9/16-inch laminated glass positioned in the center of the frame. This storefront system meets the requirements High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Windzone 4 with large missile impact, (ASTM E 1886-05/E 1996-09 TAS 201).

Complementing the storefront system, ForceFront medium stile entrance doors are designed for compliance with HVHZ Windzone 3 with large missile impact (ASTM E 1886-05/E 1996-09). They also are tested to meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s specification, AAMA 1304-02, for forced entry resistance.

The aluminum used to produce Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm systems can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes.

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ALA Chicago Architecture Product Show, Oct. 22

Tubelite will be exhibiting at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 15th Annual Chicago Architecture Conference and Product Show in booth #210 on Oct. 22 at the Drury Lane Conference Center.

The ALA is an organization open to all architects and professions related to architecture. It represents architects registered or licensed in any state, territory or possession of the United States or foreign country. ALA was founded in 1999 by architects who previously served as board members of other architects’ associations. Shortly thereafter, the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA), the oldest independent state organization in the country, combined efforts with ALA, bringing respected expertise and historic significance to the association.

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Tubelite Introduces High-Performance TU24000 Storefront

Tubelite_TU24000storefront_cutawayHelping commercial buildings meet energy conservation needs, Tubelite introduces its newest storefront system – TU24000 Series. This high-performance storefront system is part of Tubelite’s Therml=Block™ product offering and features an additional pour and debridged thermal break pocket to withstand the most demanding climates and conditions. Optimizing thermal performance contributes to energy efficiency and helps reduce associated heating and cooling costs.

“The TU24000 Series’ dual pocket improves thermal performance by dramatically decreasing U-Factors and increasing Condensation Resistance Factors when compared with a single pour and debridged thermal break pocket used with the same size and type of insulated glass,” says Tubelite’s marketing manager Mary Olivier.

Tubelite_TU24000storefrontTubelite’s TU24000 Series storefront achieved exceptional performance test results in accordance with AAMA 501.1 and 1503, ASTM E283, E331, E330 and E90, as well as NFRC rating systems. Azon’s Lancer® mechanical lock provides long-term resistance to shrinkage of the polyurethane barrier.

TU24000 is recommended for low-rise buildings and the lower floors of high-rises. The glass is centered in the 4.5-inch-deep system for a pleasing reveal on the exterior and interior sides of the frame. This new storefront system matches the 2-by-4.5-inch profile on its popular T14000 Series system.

Assembled using screw spline or clip joinery, TU24000 Series’ framing is compatible with Tubelite’s Medium and Wide Stile Therml=Block Doors. The storefront’s framing also has 0.5-inch bite for use with glass or panels up to 1-inch thick. Verticals can be steel reinforced for high-performance against strong windloads. Tubelite’s 3700 Series operable windows can be glazed into the storefront framing pocket for natural ventilation.

Beyond the environmental benefits of high thermal performance and natural ventilation, the aluminum used to produce Tubelite’s 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 color are available on TU24000 Series storefront framing system.

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aLuminate Light Shelves Accentuate Daylighting Designs

Tubelite Inc. offerss aLuminate™ light shelves, supporting U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems’ criteria for daylighting and views, thermal comfort, optimized energy performance and recycled content. aLuminate‘s reflector extrusions feature a wave-type pattern that diffuses sunlight and projects it deep into the room. Increasing the reach of natural light into an interior space helps reduce the energy demands associated with artificial lighting.

aLuminate light shelves are designed for use with Tubelite’s curtainwall and storefront systems. aLuminate light shelves also are compatible with many other manufacturers’ aluminum framing systems, during new construction or as a retrofit application.

The light shelves are available in 18-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch in-rigger projection depths with horizontal spans up to 60 inches. “They are easy-to-install thanks to a unique, in-rigger bracket that fastens at the interior vertical framing member, and snap-fits with the light-weight reflector blades,” says Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s marketing manager. “The bracket system and the light-weight material also makes it easy to remove individual sections for glass cleaning or future renovations.”

The aluminum used to produce light shelves can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. All of Tubelite’s architectural products’ painted finishes are applied in an environmentally effective manner to control 100% of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOC-free and ultra low-VOC finishing options also are available

Typically, light shelves’ upward facing surfaces are painted bright white for maximum reflectivity and diffusion of sunlight. aLuminate light shelves also may be finished to match, or to accent, adjacent framing materials and décor. If desired, the reflector extrusions’ top and bottom surfaces can be finished in different colors.

To learn more about aLuminate light shelves by Tubelite and other environmentally responsible, energy-saving, finished products, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com.

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ForceFront Storm Hurricane-Resistant Systems

Providing optimal strength and performance for low- and mid-rise buildings, Tubelite Inc. ForceFront™ Storm hurricane resistant storefront and curtainwall systems are designed for compliance with High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Windzone 3 and Miami Dade – Large Missile Impact Level D (ASTM E1886/E1996 – TAS 201).

Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm products’ design allows for dry glazing to be done on the job site. The aluminum used to produce these storefront and curtainwall systems can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes.

The majority of Tubelite’s standard product lines also have received
Florida Product Approval.

 

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