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Cool Window and Glazing Products from the AIA Convention

What is unique about Graham windows is the frame material: a fiberglass composite that is 80% glass fibers and 20% polyurethane resin. Fiberglass is a highly durable and strong window frame material that is much more thermally stable than vinyl (PVC), but all other fiberglass windows I am familiar with are made with a polyester, rather than polyurethane, resin. According to Graham, with polyurethane you can have a higher percentage of glass fiber, achieving better strength properties. (I learned later at the show that it is harder to bond coatings to polyurethane resins than to polyester resins, which may explain the predominance of polyester-based fiberglass composites.)

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