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Cabot Corp. & Westcrowns announce new Pilkington Profilit translucent structural glazing system

Cabot Corporation : 12 May, 2004  (New Product)
Westcrowns, Inc., an innovative leader in structural glass glazing systems and a member of the Westcrowns Group, has developed a new Pilkington Profilit translucent linear structural glazing system filled with Nanogel translucent aerogel, a lightweight highly insulative material made exclusively by Cabot Corporation.
With the introduction of Nanogel to the Pilkington Profilit system, Westcrowns has created an advanced insulated glass glazing system that maximizes insulation performance, light transmittance and resistance to condensation.

Pilkington Profilit is a translucent linear structural glazing system that permits exciting architectural effects. It is a simple concept of self supporting glass channels within an extruded metal perimeter frame permitting a cost-effective cladding system adaptable to almost any building design including curved constructions.

Nanogel translucent aerogel material is the unique insulation inside Pilkington Profilit. Aerogel materials are known as the best insulating and lightest solid materials in the world. Manufactured exclusively by Cabot through its patented process, Nanogel is a highly light transmissive, lightweight, nanoporous material, and is permanently hydrophobic, making it both moisture and mildew resistant.

'Pilkington Profilit with Nanogel enhances the architect's ability to design in glass while meeting building codes,' said Westcrowns President Geoff Card. 'We believe our expertise in glass glazing systems combined with Cabot's revolutionary insulation material will provide customers with state-of-the-art buildings and unmatched energy efficiency.'

Pilkington Profilit translucent linear structural glazing systems with Nanogel aerogel are expected to bring a wide-range of benefits to building applications including:

Improved thermal and acoustic insulation of the building structure
Reduced energy consumption
Higher quality light transmission, with 0% UV transmission
Permanence of performance
Resistance to growth of mold and mildew
Aesthetic effects of glass when viewed from either the exterior or interior of a building.
Nanogel-based fenestration systems are also available in fiberglass and polycarbonate materials.
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