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Introducing a new protective coating for the rear skin of Vitrabond ACM: Chromate finish

Introducing a new protective coating for the rear skin of Vitrabond ACM: Chromate finish

There are a lot of aluminum composite materials (ACM) out there on the market today, each with different finishing options. It can be overwhelming trying to decide which material is best suited for your project. We are big fans of our new product: Vitrabond with a new chromate finish. Curious to learn more? Keep reading to learn why our new ...
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How to protect your bids during market fluctuations

How to protect your bids during market fluctuations

| | Blogs, Vitrabond
Without wishing to state the obvious, we are living in unprecedented times. However, this year projects have slowly but surely started to come off hold and things appeared to settle into a version of the ‘new normal’ where we could finally breathe a sigh of relief. This relief was short-lived though as another unexpected issue arose that is looking likely ...
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How to specify Metal Panel Facades – Part IV: Installation

How to specify Metal Panel Facades – Part IV: Installation

| | Blogs
is how Metal Panel Material… Mounting System… Fabricator… Installer… or all 4?? This continues to be probably the most confused topic in the Metal Panel Façade industry. We have broken this important topic into four parts. If you missed the first, second or third parts you can find them below: Part I: Sheet Material Part II: Installation Systems Part III: ...
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How to specify Metal Panel Facades - Part III: Fabrication

How to specify Metal Panel Facades – Part III: Fabrication

| | Blogs, Vitrabond, Vitraplate
Metal Panel Material… Mounting System… Fabricator… Installer… or all 4?? This blog continues on from Part II: Mounting Systems that we published last month. The aim of this series is to provide clarity around this often-confusing topic in the Metal Panel Facade industry. Part III focuses on the role of fabricators in the supply chain from raw material to the building. FABRICATION: ...
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How to specify Metal Panel Facades - Part II: Mounting Systems

How to specify Metal Panel Facades – Part II: Mounting Systems

| | Arrowhead, Blogs, Featured
Metal Panel Material… Mounting System… Fabricator… Installer… or all 4?? This blog continues on from Part I: Metal Panel Material that we published last month. The aim of this series is to probably clarity around this often-confusing topic in the Metal Panel Facade industry. Part II focuses on installation systems as we look at the supply chain from raw material to the ...
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How to specify Metal Panel Facades - Part I: Sheet Material

How to specify Metal Panel Facades – Part I: Sheet Material

Metal Panel Material... Mounting System... Fabricator... Installer... or all 4?? This continues to be probably the most confused topics in the Metal Panel Facade industry. Our General Manager, Jerry Fossey, wrote a post about this topic over 5 years ago, and the confusion continues today. There are various types of metal panels available, like the traditional Metal Composite Material (known ...
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What 2 questions should you ask when specifying a continuous installation wall system?

What 2 questions should you ask when specifying a continuous installation wall system?

Continuous Insulation has been around for a while but is gaining prominence in the market as designers look for improved thermal performance and energy efficiency to provide great overall comfort for building occupants whilst also taking into consideration environmental implications and rising energy costs. However, as more companies jump on the Continuous Insulation bandwagon, it is important to ensure that ...
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FVNA RapidWrap CI

Fairview Architectural Launches Continuous Insulation System RapidWrap CI

| | Blogs, RapidWrap CI
New product innovation from Fairview improves thermal performance and energy efficiency in buildings Fairview Architectural announces today the launch of their latest product innovation, RapidWrap CI, a continuous insulation wall build-up system that will ensure thermal performance and energy efficiency in future building constructions. The demand for energy efficiencies solutions for tomorrow’s building designs is increasing due to increasing energy ...
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4 reasons you may like to consider a clear anodized finish for your next project

4 reasons you may like to consider a clear anodized finish for your next project

As manufacturers of aluminum cladding products, it may come as no surprise that we like many in the industry are fans of the clear anodized finish. This finish enables the aluminum panel to shine and gives it a superior brightness which can be an eye-catching feature on a building facade. Firstly, if you are not familiar with anodizing aluminum, the ...
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Top Projects 2020

Top Projects 2020

Before we bid a final farewell to 2020, we need to first publish our annual Top Projects list. Although the last year had its many challenges, we would like to thank our customers and partners for their continued support in choosing us as their preferred supplier on many great projects last year. Below are our teams top project picks for ...
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Fairview Architectural gives flashing products a new edge with 19 stocked finishes

Fairview Architectural gives flashing products a new edge with 19 stocked finishes

Fairview Architectural’s recently rebranded flashing material, Edgeline (formerly Vitraedge), has been given a boast this month with the introduction of 19 stocked finishes chosen based on their popularity. The expanded range of stocked finishes means that lead times are reduced for customers looking to bundle flashing material with their cladding panel order or simply wish to purchase flashing material as ...
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Solid aluminum panel cladding - passing trend or here to stay?

Solid aluminum panel cladding – passing trend or here to stay?

The aluminum cladding market has for many years been dominated by aluminum composite panels. A favorite with both architects, specifiers, fabricators and installers due to their almost infinite range of possible finishes, lightweight properties and ease of fabrication and installation. But the one thing they lack is the “non-combustible” label. The same, however, cannot be said of solid aluminum. We ...
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