Press Release Summary:
Featuring adhesive on inside of unit, External Muntin Bar is designed for accelerated application onto both external surfaces of insulated glass. Product compliments SDL bars and, when used together with them, fully replicate divided light application. Powder coated finish resists chipping and scratching while also withstanding fading effects caused by UV. Product will not react to sensitive low-e units and completely eliminates risk of leeching.
Original Press Release:
Allmetal, Inc. Unveils One-of-a-Kind Innovation to the Insulated Glass Industry
October 1, 2008. Itasca, IL.- Allmetal is constantly looking for ways to improve our products and serve the insulated glass industry with value, efficiency, and overall quality-and has once again reinforced that reputation by introducing the all new External Muntin Bar.
External Muntin Bar is an Allmetal exclusive, and represents a new take on a classic concept. What Allmetal has done is add a tough adhesive to the inside of the unit that makes application as quick and easy as it's ever been. This redesign allows you to apply the muntin bar onto both external surfaces of insulated glass for an installation that's faster and simpler that any competing unit on the market.
Allmetal's External Muntin Bars serve as the perfect compliment to our SDL bars and, used together, will fully replicate a divided light application. Ideal applications will use SDL bar between the panes of glass and external on the outside of the glass.
Looking beyond sheer efficiency, it's impossible to ignore the unique aesthetics of External Muntin Bar. In a world where tradition is to put muntin bars in between panes of glass, its appearance on the outside gives dimension and prominence to a formerly flat concept. This novel approach to the old convention creates a striking visual effect and adds a fresh new perspective to decorative components for insulated glass.
Despite great looks and ease of use, External Muntin Bars are also rugged and long-lasting, and will add style and class to windows despite years of abuse from the harshest elements. The strong powder coated finish resists chipping and scratching, and stands up to UV rays to prevent fading. Additionally, the new application won't react to sensitive low-e units and thus completely eliminates the risk of leeching.
Last, but certainly not least, External Muntin Bar is one more addition to several Allmetal products that add a green edge in the world of insulated glass. "The decision to powder coat our External Muntin Bar was made not just for aesthetics and durability, but sensitivity to the environment," commented Allmetal National Sales Director, Dick Schellhase, "Unlike wet paint techniques, our process doesn't use any solvents and has no gas emissions, and since overspray can be recycled there is less waste."
The rest of the green benefit begins and continues long after the product leaves Allmetal. Since the unit is applied to the outside of insulated glass, there is no out gassing, resulting in better sealed units and a more environmentally friendly IG solution.
Allmetal, Inc. is the leading producer of laser-welded air spacers in the world. They manufacture the widest range of air spacer profiles in the industry as well as muntin bars and other decorative components for the insulated glass industry. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Itasca, IL, and employs over 300 people worldwide. The company has five roll-forming and distribution facilities in the U.S. and one in Germany. In addition, Allmetal operates its own Injection Molding Division, Tooling & Design Division and Fabrication Machine Division, making it the global leader for design, development, and fabrication. For information call 630-250-8090 or visit www.allmetalinc.com.