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- Aluminum Extruder Meets Quality Standards For Metal Finishing Processes -

Crystal Window & Door Systems’ Antique Chinese Window and Door Exhibit as previously displayed at Crystal’s factory headquarters. UNION, MO, April 17, 2009 C Crystal Extrusion Systems is pleased to announce that it has been named by Sherwin-Williams as an approved applicator for the Powdura line of powder coat aluminum finishing paints. Powdura 3000 meets Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) durability specification 2603 C Performance Requirements for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels, and is offered in the full range of very popular Sherwin-Williams colors. Crystal Extrusion has also been issued a full warranty by Sherwin-Williams for the Powdura 3000 and is in the process of attaining warranties for other Powdura line products.

To achieve applicator approval, Crystal Extrusion Systems submitted production pieces to Sherwin-Williams, where successful testing validated that the submitted pieces were properly pre-treated and the coatings applied and cured to specifications. Crystal Extrusion Systems credential as a Sherwin-Williams approved applicator allows the company to offer customers a very rapid turnaround time on quotes and delivery of special custom color orders, and provides greater operational flexibility.

Were very proud to be approved by Sherwin-Williams for its superior powder coat paints, said Tom Ziegler, Vice President for Crystal Extrusion Systems. Powder coat finishing is more environmentally benign compared with other aluminum finishing options such as liquid paint or anodization. We reclaim oversprayed powder, the process eliminates VOC emissions and generally requires less energy, and it produces a long-lasting strong finish. Crystal is also an approved applicator of several other major manufacturer powder coat paint products.

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 60 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features and outstanding value. Crystal operates sales/distribution offices and subsidiaries in Brooklyn, NY; South Plainfield, NJ; Allentown, PA; Cleveland, OH; Hartford, CT; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; and St. Louis, MO. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at

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