YKK AP Rounds Out Its Line of Window Wall Systems with the Introduction of Two New Products
YWW 50 TU and YWW 60 TU window wall systems rival the look and feel of curtain wall, providing maximum design versatility for mid-to-high rise building applications
AUSTELL, GA (May 30, 2019) – Today YKK AP America, Inc. (YKK AP) expands its line of high-performing window wall systems with the introduction of two new products. The YWW 50 TU and YWW 60 TU thermally broken window wall systems offer clean design, fast installation and maximum design versatility, offering a competitive alternative to curtain wall for mid-to-high-rise building applications like hotels and multifamily residential buildings.
The YWW 50 TU and YWW 60 TU window wall systems were designed to round out YKK AP’s already successful line of window wall systems, with higher thermal performance and the ability to handle heavier design loads for oversized panels of glass. The YWW 50 TU window wall system was created out of the need for a flexible window wall product to adapt to innovative architectural designs, like that of a continuously changing radius, while the YWW 60 TU window wall system was designed specifically to handle heavier design loads, spanning floor to floor and providing high acoustical and thermal performance. Each offers a unique slab-edge cover provides a clean look for modern designs, and structural silicone glazing is an option for a slimmer sightline.
“As today’s design landscape changes, we are proud to continue creating innovative products that address the evolving needs of the market,” said Mike Turner, senior vice president of sales and marketing at YKK AP America Inc. “There is a desire within the market for larger panels of glass and more innovative shapes, as well as higher acoustical and thermal performance. We listened to our customers, and developed the YWW 50 TU and YWW 60 TU to meet these evolving needs.”
The YWW 50 and 60 TU window wall systems feature a U-factor of 0.41 BTU/HR/SF with a center of glass U-factor of 0.39 BTU/HR/SF and incorporate a glass pane that is set to the front to maximize thermal performance, and is also enhanced by YKK AP’s patented ThermaBond Plus® thermal break technology. Designed to accommodate 1” glazing infill, or 1⁄4” infill using adapters, the YWW 50 TU and YWW 60 TU can be stick-built in 5” or 6”, or unitized, with mullion options allowing glazing from the interior or exterior. Screw spline assembly makes fabrication and installation more efficient.
YKK AP will showcase the YWW 50 TU and YWW 60 TU Window Wall systems at AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 on June 6-8 at booth number 7330. For more information about YKK AP or its products, please visit ykkap.com.
ABOUT YKK AP AMERICA
YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows. With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price. Headquartered in Austell, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, GA. and Macon, GA. YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.
# # #
News and Events
YKK AP Donates Windows to Habitat for Humanity in Dublin-Laurens County
We donated windows for the Dublin-Laurens County Habitat for Humanity branch for their next ten houses. “It is because of donations like this from YKK AP America that we at Habitat for Humanity are able to build homes affordably,” said Tracey Kinney, executive director of the Dublin-Laurens County Habitat for Humanity. “We are incredibly grateful […]
Rolling up our sleeves to assist the Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Our Director of Marketing Jamilla Walcott, along with other AIA conference attendees, teamed up with AEC Cares to provide much-needed repairs to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s chapel and gym. The updated spaces will be made available for vital services provided to Las Vegas’ homeless and hurting men, women and children.
YKK AP Sponsors AIA’s Design Challenge
We were honored to serve as a presenting sponsor of the 14th annual AIA Atlanta High School Design Competition. Our Vice President of Organizational Excellence Patrys Wiid was humbled to congratulate the competition’s winner, which saw 140 submissions from more than 30 schools in Georgia.