Kawneer introduces horizontal sliding configuration to the OptiQ Ultra Thermal Window Series

The newest AA™5450 Series window completes family of innovative high thermal performing OptiQ™ windows 

September 23, 2014 |

Kawneer Company, Inc., an Alcoa business and the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction, introduces its new AA™5450 Series Window. Now available in a horizontal sliding configuration, the new window completes the family of OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows and continues to deliver the best-in-class thermal performance that the high-performing window series is known for. 

The Ultimate Thermal Intelligence Solution

The AA™5450 Series Window is the outcome of a lasting partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. Designed to accommodate the increasing demand for high performing building products and solutions, the thermal performance of the AA™5450 Series Window meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for the Architectural Window performance class. Utilizing the groundbreaking design features and customization options found in the portfolio of OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows, the AA™5450 Series Window maintains thermal continuity, reduces thermal transmission and helps maintain interior comfort. 

A polyamide thermal break allows OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows to achieve higher thermal performance, which is further enhanced by accommodating 1-inch double pane or 1-1/2-inch triple pane insulating glass. The alignment of the insulating glass unit with the thermal break allows the window to maintain thermal continuity. Made from aluminum, the AA™5450 Series Windows will never rot, warp or buckle due to moisture and weather exposure, and provide outstanding condensation resistance. Superior thermal efficiency makes the window ideal for buildings seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification with the U.S. Green Building Council. 

Brains and Beauty

The AA™5450 Series Window combines good looks and intelligence to deliver an inspired aesthetic. Generating a high level of thermal performance from its 4-5/8-inch frame depth, the AA™5450 Series Window’s minimal sightlines provide a sleek, sophisticated appearance. A dual color option offers the flexibility to vary interior and exterior finishes, enabling designers to coordinate and accent multiple settings. In addition to the new horizontal sliding window, the AA™5450 Series Window is available in several configurations, including fixed, single-hung and double- hung. Both single- and double-slide options make a number of ventilation scenarios possible to meet a wide range of building conditions. To satisfy thermal requirements across many geographic regions, the AA™5450 Series Window provides the ability to add or remove thermal options based on performance and cost requirements.

OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows will be featured during the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans, October 22 - 24 in Kawneer’s exhibit (booth #2839). Visit www.kawneer.com to learn more about the new AA™5450 Series window or the complete family of OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows.

About Kawneer

With more than 125 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North America is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry and is headquartered in Norcross, GA. The company’s extensive range of products – from curtain walls and entrances, to framing systems and Kawneer and Traco windows – offer solutions for high thermal performance, hurricane resistance, blast mitigation and sun control, allowing architects and glazing contractors to protect what’s inside. Kawneer’s experience paired with its dynamic range of innovative, high performing products and systems help fuel inspiration. Ideal for both renovation and new construction, the company’s products and systems offer solutions for a myriad of applications including healthcare, education, government buildings, stadiums and sports facilities, office building, multi-family housing and retail construction. Kawneer is a part of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. Alcoa BCS manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Kawneer or Traco products, please visit www.kawneer.com.

About Alcoa

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow Alcoa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa. 

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