Kawneer’s Comprehensive Blast Portfolio Delivers Highest Levels of Thermal Performance Along With Protection for Building Occupants
13 November, 2012
Company to Feature Range of Products During 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
NORCROSS, GA – To address the growing demand for thermally efficient products that provide blast mitigation protection in the United States, Kawneer Company, Inc., an Alcoa business and the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction, has taken a cross-section of its ultra thermal product portfolio and put it through the rigors of blast mitigation testing to deliver a single source solution of high-performing blast resistant products and systems. The company’s AA®425 Thermal Entrances, AA®4325 OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Fixed Over Project Out Window and IR501 UT (Ultra Thermal) Framing have been tested to meet Department of Defense (DoD) and Interagency Security Committee (ISC)/General Services Administration (GSA) requirements as well as ASTM F1642 to protect building occupants from all forms of external force.
Demand for blast mitigation products, especially in government and institutional buildings, is rising. Additional thermal requirements and energy codes for buildings often call for blast mitigation products to be thermally broken. Increasing the safety of building occupants and preserving human life by protecting persons within or near a target building is a primary goal of blast mitigation. Providing the highest levels of thermal performance – Kawneer’s newly expanded range of blast mitigation products, developed and tested to stringent federal performance standards, stand ready to accomplish this objective.
Kawneer’s commitment to providing architects and glaziers the highest quality in design and innovation is further demonstrated through its comprehensive portfolio of ultra thermal, blast mitigation products, which now include a thermally broken storefront, thermally broken window and thermally broken door. Not only do these products extend beyond industry-leading thermal performance and deliver increased energy efficiency and occupant comfort, they also offer higher levels of protection for the complete building – top to bottom, inside and out.
During the 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 14-16, Kawneer will reveal how it protects what’s inside by showcasing several of its ultra thermal blast mitigation products in its exhibit (booth #1713S) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. To learn more about Kawneer’s range of blast mitigation products or to see the company’s complete product portfolio, visit www.kawneer.com.
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