New and improved curtain wall solutions provide the tightest seals yet

That's a Wrap

New and improved curtain wall solutions provide the tightest seals yet

(Kevin Scott)

Reducing the need for additional insulation, these curtain wall systems achieve thermal efficiency while keeping out air and water and reducing building sway. The following products showcase materials that can be used to pursue various aesthetics.

the exterior of a building
(Courtesy Vitro)

Solarban R77

The new Solarban R77 neutral-reflective glass features a subtle but impactful silver-blue tone and code-friendly solar controls. Applicable in Vitro curtain wall systems, this product has low emissivity while reflecting the sky above.

the exterior of a building
(Courtesy C.R. Laurence)

Series 4500 Curtain Wall
C.R. Laurence

Integrating C.R. Laurence’s proprietary UNIflash, a system that sweeps infiltrated water to the exterior, the new stick and panel–type Series 4500 Curtain Wall system incorporates pressure-relieved horizontals. Nonconductive injection-molded thermoplastic connectors ensure total thermal insulation.

the exterior of a building
(Kevin Scott)

2500 UT Unitwall System

Implementing continuous polyamide vertical and horizontal breaks, the new unitized Kawneer 2500 UT Unitwall System
offers optimal thermal performance for many climates and locations. This cost-effective solution eliminates pressure plates and fasteners, reduces the need for metal, and cuts down on time required for assembly.

a infographic showing a facade system
(Courtesy Azon)


Azon specializes in top-of-the-line machinery and technology for aluminum facade manufacturers. The new MLP (mechanical lock profile) system was developed for commercial aluminum curtain walls, storefronts, and openings. It incorporates concealed and encapsulated components and is energy efficient.

samples of facade materials
(Courtesy Guardian Glass)

Bird1st Etch
Guardian Glass

Designed to protect birds and from all-too-common problem of collisions, the new Bird1st Etch glass product by Guardian Glass provides designers flexibility without compromising on aesthetics. Available in four different and conducive to a variety of facade applications, Bird1st Etch incorporates products like SunGuard and low-e coating variants.

the exterior of a building
(Courtesy YKK AP)

YHC 300 SSG Cassette

The YHC 300 SSG Cassette system by YKK AP is a four-sided structural, silicone-glazed solution developed to withstand
extreme conditions, especially hurricanes. While interlocking adapters anchor the cassettes, mullions toggle the vertical edges. The YHC 300 SSG Cassette system is available in multiple depths.