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Westcrowns, Cabot develop new Pilkington Profilit(TM) system with Nanogel(R)

Structural glazing systems specialist Westcrowns, Inc., a member of the Westcrowns Group, has developed a new Pilkington Profilit(TM) translucent linear structural glazing system filled with Nanogel(R…

Structural glazing systems specialist Westcrowns, Inc., 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 produced exclusively by Cabot Corporation . In a press release on 12 May 2004, Westcrowns said that with the introduction of Nanogel to the Pilkington Profilit system, it had 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, Illinois, 10-12 June 2004 Pilkington Profilit is a translucent linear structural glazing system comprising self supporting glass channels within an extruded metal perimeter frame. It is claimed the system is adaptable to almost any building design including curved constructions. Nanogel translucent aerogel material is the insulation inside Pilkington Profilit. Manufactured exclusively by Cabot using a patented process, Nanogel is a light transmissive, lightweight, nanoporous material, and is permanently hydrophobic, making it both moisture and mildew resistant. “Pilkington 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 energy efficiency.”

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