To See Benefits of New Glass Design Options at American
Institute of Architects (AIA) Show in Chicago, IL,
June 10 - 12, 2004, Booth 1565 & 1185
MA and Ocean Isle Beach, NC) - May 12, 2004 - Westcrowns,
Inc., an innovative leader in structural glass glazing
systems and a member of the Westcrowns Group, has
developed a new Pilkington Profilit(TM) translucent
linear structural glazing system filled with Nanogel(R)
translucent aerogel, a lightweight highly insulative
material made exclusively by Cabot Corporation (NYSE:
the introduction of Nanogel to the Pilkington Profilit
system, Westcrowns has created an advanced insulated
glass glazing system that maximizes insulation performance,
light transmittance and resistance to condensation.
The Profilit with Nanogel system will be showcased
at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) show
in Chicago, IL, June 10 - 12, 2004, Booth 1565 and
Profilit is a translucent linear structural glazing
system that permits exciting architectural effects.
It is a simple concept of self supporting glass channels
within an extruded metal perimeter frame permitting
a cost-effective cladding system adaptable to almost
any building design including curved constructions.
translucent aerogel material is the unique insulation
inside Pilkington Profilit. Aerogel materials are
known as the best insulating and lightest solid materials
in the world. Manufactured exclusively by Cabot through
its patented process, Nanogel is a highly light transmissive,
lightweight, nanoporous material, and is permanently
hydrophobic, making it both moisture and mildew resistant.
Profilit with Nanogel enhances the architect's ability
to design in glass while meeting building codes,"
said Westcrowns President Geoff Card. "We believe
our expertise in glass glazing systems combined with
Cabot's revolutionary insulation material will provide
customers with state-of-the-art buildings and unmatched
Profilit translucent linear structural glazing systems
with Nanogel aerogel are expected to bring a wide-range
of benefits to building applications including:
Improved thermal and acoustic insulation of the building
- Reduced energy consumption
- Higher quality light transmission, with 0% UV transmission
- Permanence of performance
- Resistance to growth of mold and mildew
- Aesthetic effects of glass when viewed from either
the exterior or interior of a building.
fenestration systems are also available in fiberglass
and polycarbonate materials.
Inc., a member of the Westcrowns Group, designs and
supplies Pilkington Profilit translucent linear structural
glazing systems where glass performance meets or exceeds
building code criteria for thermal insulation and
light transmission. Profilit has been used throughout
Europe for 40 years, and is now being recognized in
North America as an innovative alternative to conventional
glass products. Westcrowns Inc. has established partnerships
with regional architectural glazing companies to ensure
the availability and installation of Profilit throughout
North America. www.westcrowns.com.
Corporation is a global chemical specialty and materials
company and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts,
USA. Cabot's major products are carbon black, fumed
silica, inkjet colorants, capacitor materials, and
fine particles, comprising carbon, metals and metal
oxides. Cabot operates 40 manufacturing plants located
in over 23 countries around the world. www.cabot-corp.com