C.R. Laurence Australia announces a new range of thermal sliding door systems engineered to perform and designed to appeal visually. The new high performance thermal sliding door was recently launched at the AIA Expo 2014 in Chicago by C.R. Laurence's U.S. Aluminum Division, a leading manufacturer of aluminium architectural systems.

CRL-U.S. Aluminum has expanded their residential and commercial offering with the Series 3000 high performance thermal sliding door systems.

Designed as a two-track sliding door for fin or block frame applications,, the Series 3000 is thermally broken to provide highly functional fenestration solutions for high-rise residential applications requiring contemporary styling and enhanced energy saving potential. Key benefits also include clean sightlines, high thermal performance, and excellent resistance to air and water infiltration.

Key features of Series 3000 high performance sliding doors include a 4½" frame depth to accommodate 1" dual glazed and 1¼" triple glazed insulating glass in OX, XO, OXO, and OXXO configurations; choice of three models tested as AAMA LC25, CW40, and CW60 rated products; engineered to comply with high structural loads and demanding specifications; optional stacking subsills and thermally broken head channels and bottom tracks to provide exceptional thermal performance; rugged overall construction, coupled with heavy wall stiles and interlocks; multi-point locking system; heavy-duty adjustable tandem rollers; floor track with stainless steel caps; and optional 3" heavy-duty stainless steel roller assembly available to effortlessly operate heavier doors.

Gerald Hendrick, President of U.S. Aluminum explains that the new sliding door system has been engineered to address increasing industry concerns for building efficiency by complying with various codes and environmental conditions. The Series 3000 expands on the company’s thermal door offerings to provide attractive and practical solutions in commercial as well as residential environments including hotels, condominiums, apartments, and lofts.

Series 3000 sliding doors have been tested comprehensively to meet CRL-U.S. Aluminum's strict requirements for quality and high structural performance.

The sliding doors are available in several corrosion-resistant finishes including standard anodised clear, dark bronze, and black, in addition to custom anodised and Kynar-painted finishes. The Series 3000's door can also be supplied with separate interior and exterior finishes, as well as optional extruded screens and factory glazing.

CRL-U.S. Aluminum also offers a comprehensive line of thermal entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, and windows, all designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S.A. in CRL-U.S. Aluminum's Waxahachie, Texas manufacturing headquarters.