The Hollaender Manufacturing Company produces a wide array of architectural hand railing systems, from non-welded aluminum rails to stainless steel structural glass. Some of their best-known railing designs include Interna-Rail®, Speed-Rail®, and Newman by Hollaender™ (formerly known as Newman Brothers Railing).
Hollaender’s Interna-Rail® aluminum railing system, with metal infill panels in either wire mesh or perforated metal, is extremely popular in all types of healthcare facility. Maintenance people report that the clear anodized finish on the aluminum is far less to maintain than typical welded, painted steel that is often used for budget reasons.
Infills are available in a wide variety of materials, all of which have been tested to meet the IBC code. Hollaender offers both monolithic and laminated tempered glass, along with resin panels in both PETG and acrylic. Metal panels can be supplied in mesh, perforated or a more exotic pattern. Material for these metal panels ranges from aluminum to e-coated steel to stainless steel.
When facilities want to be aesthetically interesting, they often choose a railing system with acrylic resin panels, or other high end “ Art Glass” options. Acrylic panels offer more interest, a solid surface and some degree of translucency, and are unbreakable and less fragile than standard glass which is important when there are children or elderly people present. If glass if required, Hollaender offers laminated or tempered glass railings that are much safer than typical single sheet, monolithic glass.
Handrail finishes are available in a wide range of different patterns, colors, and textures. Handrails can carry a lot of traffic and have a lot of physical contact, Hollaender offers both anodized aluminum and stainless steel handrail. Stainless steel is even more durable than anodized aluminum in very heavy traffic applications.
Aluminum systems can be anodized with clear and bronze options, or powder-coated in almost any color imaginable. Hollaender steel infill panels are produced in the same wide array of colors but are first e-coated to protect against corrosion. The stainless steel rail systems look great with a direction or circular brush, and panels can also be supplied in a bright dip.