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LinkLine: Spring 2015

Our Featured Manufacturers:

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink users the advantages of their products. The spring 2015 update adds or expands the listings of nine featured manufacturers.

The following is a complete list of new and featured manufacturers in the spring 2015 update:


BASF Corporation offers open-cell and closed-cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for wall, floor/ceiling and attic insulation. Unequaled air sealing properties, high insulation values, near zero-air-permeability, increased building strength, and severe weather resistance, it  contributes to increased occupant comfort, improved indoor air quality, and reduced operating costs. New products for this manufacturer are available for specifying in Sections 07 2119 – Foamed-in–Place Insulation and 07 5700 - Coated Foamed Roofing.


 Kingspan Group PLC acquired the insulation business of Pactiv Building Products in 2014. GreenGuard®, formerly a division of Pactiv LLC, is now a part of Kingspan Insulation, and the larger Kingspan Group, which has operations in a range of product divisions including pre-insulated building panels, environmental technologies, and renewable energy technologies. GreenGuard® can be found in Section 07 2500 – Weather Barriers.


Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in the manufacture, sale and distribution of silanes, specialty fluids, and urethane additives. SilShield fluid-applied silicone elastomeric and mastic air/water barrier products, as well as pre-cured silicone rubber molded corners, and sheeting used to transition and detail the SilShield air and water barrier systems, have been added to Section 07 2500 – Weather Barriers.


Oregon Door is a leading manufacturer of quality flush wood and fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) doors. The Architectural Series wood door is available with multiple cores, any commercially-available wood veneer, and countless decorative laminate options. Oregon Door’s FRP Craftsman Series and Rugged Series are ideal for doors that are frequently exposed to water, salt, and harsh chemicals. Oregon Door products may be specified in Section 08 1416 – Flush Wood Doors and 08 1613 – Fiberglass Doors.


Pella Corporation is now offering a new line of fiberglass windows, specified in Section 08 5413 – Fiberglass Windows. Pella® Impervia® fiberglass windows and sliding patio doors are made with Pella's patented Duracast® fiberglass composite material, a low-cost, low-maintenance fiberglass window material that demonstrates superior durability in extreme weather conditions. These windows are available in multiple colors, styles, sizes, and glass options.


Southern Aluminum Finishing Company (SAF) provides aluminum finishing products and services through its many subsidiary divisions. SAF Metal Fabrication makes innovative metal products, including PVDF painted and powder-coated fabrications, as well as architectural building products, such as column covers, ACM and metal wall panel systems. SAF Perimeter Systems is responsible for architectural cornices, commercial gutters, and related roofing trims. These new products are located in Sections 05 7500 – Decorative Formed Metal, 07 4264 – Metal Composite Material Wall Panels, and 07 7100 – Roof Specialties.


Stauf USA is the US division of Stauf Germany, makers of adhesives, primers, sealers, and moisture mitigation products for the flooring and sports flooring industry. In addition to flooring installation products, Stauf can also provide maintenance repair kits and concrete testing kits for use as part of a pre-installation evaluation. Look for these products in Division 3 Sections 03 0100 – Maintenance of Concrete and 03 5400 – Cast Underlayment, as well as Division 9 Sections 09 0561 - Common Work Results for Flooring Preparation, 09 6423 – Wood Parquet Flooring, 09 6500 - Resilient Flooring, 09 6566 – Resilient Athletic Flooring, 09 6800 – Carpeting, and 09 6813 – Tile Carpeting.


The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN) is a manufacturer of light gauge (cold-formed) steel studs and connectors based in the United States. TSN provides solutions for all standard light steel framing applications, including load-bearing mid-rise construction systems, curtain wall systems, rigid connectors, vertical deflection connectors, lateral drift connectors, and anchorage connectors. Products by this manufacturer may be found in Sections 05 4000 Cold-Formed Metal Framing and 09 2216 – Non-Structural Metal Framing.


Tyco Fire Protection Products is a business unit within Tyco International, the largest fire and security company in the world. A leading manufacturer of dry- and water-based fire suppression systems and components, Tyco has a broad line of fire-suppression, detection, and fire control products. Tyco products can be specified in Sections 21 2300 – Wet-Chemical Fire Extinguishing Systems and 21 2400 – Dry-Chemical Fire Extinguishing Systems.


Wilsonart International, Inc. is an environmentally responsible, global leader in decorative surfaces and delivers a broad range of high-quality products for commercial, residential, education, and healthcare markets. Laminate products include standard, heavy-duty, chemical resistant, and custom printed plastics, as well as metal laminates and solid surface materials, specified in Section 12 3600 – Countertops. Their newest addition, Wilsonart® Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) Panels, a laminate product resembling real wood veneer, has been added to Section 06 4100 – Architectural Wood Casework.