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Quanex unveils new vinyl window profile technologies


September 29, 2012
By Quanex Building Products

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quanex_glassQuanex Building Products is reaffirming its commitment to developing new technologies with the introduction of vinyl window profile technologies that are more ecologically sensitive.


Quanex Building Products is reaffirming its commitment to
developing new  technologies with the
introduction of vinyl window profile technologies that are more ecologically
sensitive. The latest technology in development is EcoBlend, which
incorporates recycled, post-industrial PVC content into the profile and will be
previewed at GlassBuild America. While many European markets today mandate a
higher percentage of recycled content, Quanex is working toward bringing the
same environmental practices to North America.

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Incorporates recycled, post-industrial PVC content.


 


The EcoBlend technology combines a processed PVC-recycled
blend within the non-visible facets of the frame profile and Quanex’s
MikronBlend vinyl on all visible profile surfaces – ensuring weathering
performance.


“Our EcoBlend advancement takes our sustainability
commitment to a new level, as well as our belief to continuously look for
innovative ways to use our technology to lessen our ecological footprint,” said
Jeff York, vice-president of process innovation, Quanex Window and Door Systems.
“As part of our sustainability practices, we take an active approach to reclaim
PVC production out-fall. Our ultimate goal is to consume more waste than we
generate.”


Since the early 1980s, Quanex window and door systems have
incorporated recycled, color-sorted MikronBlend PVC – and they were one of the
first to do so in the industry.


“In the past, using post-industrial, recycled PVC was not
always thought to yield a profile of the highest visual quality,” said York.
“But to enhance color-tone consistency, all of the recycled PVC EcoBlend
content is extruded through a color stabilization process to make it more
visually appealing.” 


The EcoBlend offering is source-certified to assure chemical
and physical properties are met before it reaches Quanex extruders.  


Quanex Building Products is your best bet for innovation and
EcoBlend is yet another example of the company’s continued commitment to
introducing new technologies. For more information about Quanex, visit or
www.quanex.com.

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