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Products - July 2007

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nterior Translucent Panels

Interior Translucent Panels
The Laminated and Cast Polymer lines of interior translucent panels from Panelite offer a wide range of design possibilities: light-diffusing walls and doors, signage, and even countertops and furniture parts. A structural polyethylene honeycomb core—made with 80 percent post-consumer recycled content—is laminated between fiberglass sheets using nontoxic adhesives made with post-consumer recycled resins or encased in subtly textured cast-polyester facings. The cast-face series requires very little energy in its no-waste, non-polluting manufacturing process. Panelite; offices in NY and CA. www.panelite.us; phone 212-947-8292

Wood Floor Resource Group

Wood Floor Resource Group
The Wood Floor Resource Group (WFRG) supplies a comprehensive range of environmentally friendly wood flooring products, including FSC-certified wood, salvaged or reclaimed wood, rapidly renewable non-wood materials, and low- or zero-formaldehyde products. The Eco Products Selector on its Web site allows users to select products based on relevance to LEED credits or according to environmental attributes; by width, color, solid, or engineered construction; and whether the product is finished or unfinished. WFRG also provides LEED assistance and other support to customers, acting as an expert resource to the architectural community. Wood Floor Resource Group, LLC; Burlington, NJ. www.woodfloorrg.com; 856-764-2501 or 866-457-9274

QuickFlash Envelope Flashing

QuickFlash Envelope Flashing
A growing line of products from QuickFlash offers prefabricated flashing for exterior-wall plumbing, electrical, gas, and HVAC penetrations and protrusions. The caulkless, friction-fitting polyethylene, or rubber, panels help prevent moisture, air, and insect entry for an appropriately functioning building envelope. Products for plumbing and gas accommodate 1/2- to 4-inch pipes; HVAC flashings will handle up to 6-inch sheet-metal ducts. The electrical line offers specific solutions for single-gang, pancake, and round boxes, as well as depth variations for different exterior cladding. QuickFlash offers a 10-year warranty. QuickFlash Weatherproofing Products Inc.; Las Vegas, NV. www.quickflashproducts.com; 702-614-6100

Institutional Privacy Curtains

Institutional Privacy Curtains
Petals and New Leaf by Clickeze are polyester cubicle privacy curtain textiles made with Victor Innovatex’s Eco Intelligent fabric. The Eco Intelligent fabric is certified Cradle to Cradle Gold by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), meaning that materials designated by MBDC as hazardous—including fire retardants and antimony—are not used. The fabric is also designed to be recyclable. These curtains were designed for the health-care industry, with patterns inspired by nature intended to produce a calming effect. The Clickeze system includes an aluminum track containing 70 percent post-industrial recycled content. Clickeze is a division of InPro Corporation. InPro Corporation; Muskego, WI. www.inprocorp.com; 262-679-5521, or 800-222-5556

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Roller Shade Fabrics

Roller Shade Fabrics
Hunter Douglas Contract offers manual and motorized roller shade systems with their GreenScreen line of non-offgassing, PVC-free fabrics for commercial buildings. The flame-resistant, polyurethane-coated polyester is available in five degrees of openness, from blackout to 25 percent, with optional metallic finishes for reduced solar gain. Custom colors and openness factors can be specified. The prestressed core boosts dimensional stability, reducing stretching and wear to the point that a 10-year warranty is provided. Their automated Matrix Controller, utilizing sun-angle incidence software, can raise and lower the shades in different areas of a building to help control glare and heat gain as the sun moves across the sky. Hunter Douglas Contract Window Coverings; Poway, CA. www.hunterdouglascontract.com; 800-727-8953

Interior Shade Fabrics

Interior Shade Fabrics
Lutron offers manual and motorized shading systems for residential and commercial interiors. A number of PVC- and halogen-free fabrics—made with various combinations of fiberglass, acrylic, cotton, and polyester—are available. Openness ranges from blackout to 10 percent, in widths from 69 inches to 92 inches. Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.; Coopersburg, PA.  www.lutron.com; 610-282-3800 or 888-588-7661

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