Glazing is better than ever, so why not our framing?
Since 2008, this is the question we've been asking ourselves at GlasCurtain. Why isn't curtain wall framing improving ? Glazing technology has improved dramatically over the past 60 years, but when we look at framing, we see the same conventional aluminum systems we did in the 1950's.
With envelope performance metrics and carbon targets driving more construction projects, every thermal bridge matters, for which the worst offenders have to be aluminum curtain wall systems (and perhaps balcony slabs).
Rethinking aluminum curtain wall systems could never comes from "inside the box," it could only come from a Canadian manufacturer with experience in innovative materials - ones time-tested for endurance in some of the world's harshest climates. This meant that GlasCurtain has always focused its research and development on TP-FRP aka "fibreglass," a low-carbon building material with incredible performance characteristics unmatched by any metal.
Leveraging the latest in pultrusion technology, GlasCurtain began an entirely new chapter in the history of curtain wall with the launch of its first fibreglass-framed system at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia. Today, with its advanced fibreglass-frames and high-quality triple-glazing, GlasCurtain's range of Therm systems are second-to-none.
Featuring world-leading thermal performance, the impressive strength of a true curtain wall system, improved energy savings, and incredible tactile warmth, Therm fibreglass-framed systems offer architects and owners the most advanced and innovative curtain wall system in over 60 years. Only from Canada. Only from GlasCurtain.
The future is fibreglass.
The future is GlasCurtain.
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