YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) has expanded its unitized offering with the introduction of a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall. The YUW 750 TU is built to deliver a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location.
The YUW 750 TU offers architects design freedom through the captured or structural silicone glazed options offered. The captured frame features a 2 ½ inches sightline while the 4-side structural silicone glazed frame features zero sightline. Both framing options offer structural soundness.
The YUW 750 TU boasts maximum thermal performance with a U-Value of 0.41 BTU/HR/FT²/ºF or less, and interfaces with sun shades to achieve sustainable performance. YKK AP’s ThermaBond+ process enhances the adhesion of polyurethane material to aluminum extrusions, which improves adhesion and prevents dry shrinkage. In the case of extreme surface temperature (180 F/82.2 C) the thermal movement avoids buckling stresses on glass, joint seal failure, undue stress on structural elements, damaging loads on fasteners, and performance reduction.