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February 14th, 2014 — SAF introduces M4000 Aluminum Rain Screen Panel

SAF Glass & Metal Industry News For Immediate Release

SAF introduces 0.125 aluminum panel Series M4000 Drained and Back ventilated Rainscreen Curtainwall Panels.

Atlanta, GA – February 14th, 2014 – SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) introduces their SAF Series M4000 Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen Panel. The new commercial building panel system is rated per AAMA 509-09 requirements, and was tested for air and water resistance per ASTM 283 and 331.

The Series M4000 is similar to SAF’s Series 4000, but is manufactured with 0.125 aluminum panels instead of Aluminum Composite Material (ACM). The fabricated SAF panels in the Series M4000 system include a factory attached frame extrusion that makes for an easy fit into the horizontal and vertical track extrusions on the job site. Like the 4000, the M4000 comes with fabricated panels and track extrusions that are shipped loose. SAF offers training for fabricating this system and will sell the aluminum extrusions separately.

Because the panels are batch painted rather than coil coated, custom colors are more economical than ACM on small and midsize projects.

“The introduction of SAF’s Series M4000 Rain Screen gives our commercial contractor customers another panel system option that has a higher recycled value and is available in small batches of custom colors,” according to Penn McClatchey, SAF co-CEO. As with any rain screen system, the installer must install a weather barrier beneath the rain screen for proper performance.

SAF’s east (Georgia) and west coast (California) production facilities for the 4000 can provide rapid and reliable service to anywhere in North America.

For more information see SAF’s panel website at


Details here: SAF Series M4000 Pressure Equalized Rainscreen System.

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As a mill-direct aluminum buyer, an approved metal fabricator for the three major Aluminum Composite Panel (ACM) manufacturers, and a mill-direct buyer of aluminum coil, SAF is a contractor’s most dependable choice for any panel job.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia since 1946, SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) is a nation-wide aluminum distributor, aluminum fabricator, and aluminum finisher specializing in Kynar painting and architectural anodizing. SAF distributes, fabricates, anodizes and paints aluminum sheet, extrusion, column covers, architectural panels, and commercial roofing trim. SAF offers products and services to architectural specifiers, glazing contractors, and other industries. Services include aluminum batch anodizing, painting, aluminum coil anodizing, powder coating and architectural fabrication.