MLP™ (mechanical lock profile) utilizes an encapsulated mechanical locking thermal barrier to give the highest structural properties available combined with the industry’s best warranty. The…
What is the role of your materials and products in the development of today’s leading architectural ideas?
As a supplier of thermal barrier technology for manufacturers of aluminum windows, doors and curtain wall—and fabricators of insulating glass—the Azon products play a key role in the energy efficiency of commercial fenestration. The company is also creatively meeting the industry requirements with the thermal barrier technology for structural loading, hurricane, blast, and impact standards.
What are the latest innovative developments that you are working on?
MLP™ (mechanical lock profile) utilizes an encapsulated mechanical locking thermal barrier to give the highest structural properties available combined with the industry’s best warranty. The dual cavity pour and debridge profiles allow for maximum energy efficiency while utilizing the best insulating thermal barrier material. The dual cavity design is a single pass process to maintain a best-in-class speed of manufacturing. Insulating polyurethane foam for window profiles or door hollows giving better thermal values and increased acoustical properties.
How can vendors and material developers push the boundaries of what is possible in advancing innovative design and architecture?
Technical support to customers and architects is a must. Our Azo/Tec® staff can assist with everything from providing AIA CEU presentations, to design, profile testing, and thermal simulations. The new technology is advancing the energy savings and increasing demand for more stringent structural standards for manufacturers of commercial aluminum fenestration products used in modern buildings.
Explain how your product or material was used in and contributed to the success of a particular project?
The Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group World Headquarters expansion was 180,000 square feet larger than the original building, but the energy savings in the new addition was over $91,000 greater than that obtained by competing thermal barrier windows in the original section that were only five years older.