West Chester, Ohio - January 7, 2019 - ClarkDietrich recently announced the addition of its new E-Flange Control Joint to their vinyl product line. The patent-pending E-Flange features a unique raised flange design that provides 80 percent more stucco embedment than standard "flat flange" profiles.
The larger triangular perforations in ClarkDietrich E-Flange allow more stucco mix to flow through the flange, providing more thorough and consistent embedment. In addition, the unique E-Flange shape allows for quick tying of lath and other accessories, making for easier installation.
"We created the E-Flange Control Joint to enhance the installation process and to make for a better performing exterior wall system,” said Christopher Little, Sr. Product Manager, ClarkDietrich. “The optimized embedment capabilities and ease of tying lath to the accessory provide time-saving efficiencies that are not available with conventional flat flange designs."
Specially designed connector clips are provided with the E-Flange Control Joint for easier alignment and a base for sealants. Factory fabricated joint intersections are also available in cross, tee and right-angle configurations to be used as needed.
The ClarkDietrich E-Flange Control Joint complies with all associated ASTM and code standards for exterior vinyl materials per ASTM D1784 and ASTM C-1063, Table 1. The product also meets the requirements for full embedment of the assembly per ASTM C1861 & C1063, and assist in accomplishing the ASTM provision for tying the control joint to the lath through its rib sections in the flange area.
A full line of E-Flange casing beads will be available in early 2019.
With a reputation of quality manufacturing for more than 40 years, ClarkDietrich offers the world's largest selection of steel framing and finishing products. The company offers a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior and exterior finishing products, as well as connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. ClarkDietrich cold-formed steel products are available nationwide and are precision manufactured from steel coils with a variety of corrosion-resistant options.
ClarkDietrich® is the leading manufacturer of a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior and exterior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. Quality manufacturing, a full-line offering, national distribution, engineering services and responsive customer service position ClarkDietrich as the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America. Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems is a 75/25 joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA) and Worthington Industries, Inc.