New E-Flange™ Casing Bead From ClarkDietrich Helps Stucco Contractors Achieve Greater Embedment

West Chester, Ohio - September 3, 2019 - ClarkDietrich continues to integrate the innovative E-Flange™ design into its line of exterior finishing products with the addition of E-Flange Casing Bead and E-Flange Bandmaker™ Casing Bead. Casing Bead is designed to terminate stucco and plaster against doors, windows and dissimilar materials. 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.

“Stucco embedment is undoubtedly the biggest issue for the plaster and lath industry. Stucco systems have come under fire recently for issues related to poor embedment and the industry is searching for options,” said Christopher Little, Sr. Product Manager, ClarkDietrich. “With the success of the E-Flange Control Joint and BackerBead® with E-Flange, we believed our standard casing beads with E-Flange could improve both stucco installations, for a better performing exterior wall.”

The optimized embedment capabilities of E-Flange Casing Bead easily achieve requirements outlined in ASTM C-1063 and ASTM C1861 for full stucco coverage. The product is available in all grounds from 5/8” and above.

About ClarkDietrich®

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.