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 improved dramatically over the past 60 years, but when we look at framing technology, we see the same conventional, highly conductive 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 are aluminum-framed curtain wall systems (and balcony slabs, but one thing at a time).
Rethinking aluminum-framed curtain wall systems could never comes from "inside the box," it could only come from a Canadian manufacturer with experience in innovative materials - materials time-tested for endurance in some of the world's harshest climates. So GlasCurtain has always focused its research and development on TP-FRP aka "fibreglass," a low-carbon material with incredible thermal performance characteristics unmatched by any metal.
Leveraging the latest in pultrusion technology, GlasCurtain launched its first fibreglass-framed system at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, starting a new chapter in the history of glazing technology. Today, with advanced fibreglass-frames and high-quality triple-glazing, GlasCurtain's range of Therm curtain wall systems are the best in the world in terms of thermal performance.
Featuring industry-leading thermal performance, the impressive strength of a true curtain wall system, improved energy savings, and incredible tactile warmth, Therm fibreglass-framed curtain wall systems offer architects and owners the most advanced and innovative curtain wall product in over 60 years. Only from Canada. Only from GlasCurtain.
The future is fibreglass.
The future is GlasCurtain.
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