CRL Debuts Cabo Soft Slide Frameless Shower Door Systems with Softbrake Technology

The launch of the Cabo Soft Slide Series marks a first for C.R. Laurence, with the introduction of Softbrake Technology for Sliding Shower Door Kits

LOS ANGELES, CA - October 2014 - C.R. Laurence has expanded its line of Sliding Shower Door Kits to include the new Cabo Soft Slide Shower Door System. This new offering stands as CRL's introduction of Softbrake technology to a frameless sliding shower door system, demonstrating a time-tested commitment to manufacturing quality, innovative products.

The Cabo Soft Slide System's integrated Softbrake technology effortlessly brakes and cushions the opening and closing mechanism of the frameless glass door, ensuring smooth and quiet operation. Conveniently concealed inside the header, the Softbrake roller mechanism activates during the last 4" of the door's closing motion, preventing the glass from impacting and damaging the frame or the adjacent glass panel. Softbrake technology is especially valuable in hotel and short term rental applications, where enclosures are subjected to greater wear and tear during everyday use.

The Cabo Series' anodized aluminum design is engineered to operate with 5/16", 3/8" or 1/2" (8, 10 or 12 mm) tempered safety glass in wall-to-wall or wall-to-glass configurations with glass doors weighing up to 176 pounds (80 kg). Complete with radius or square clamp cover styles, the Cabo Soft Slide System comes in five standard architectural finishes, with custom options available for special order that heighten its stunning modern aesthetic. The Cabo Soft Slide System can also be used in interior applications as sliding doors for non-shower door use.

"Owners and designers want their fixtures to convey a sense of elegance and style yet be capable of withstanding daily use," says Brad Murphy, Brand Manager - Frameless Shower Door Division. "Our challenge is to maintain our position at the forefront of the design curve and continue to develop systems that are both visually stunning and performance driven. Our new Cabo Series absolutely delivers."

Each Cabo Kit includes hardware for one sliding door and one fixed panel including a header, two top clamps, a bottom guide, a wall seal, a half-round threshold, and an optional 90 degree return bracket. To learn more about Cabo Soft Slide Shower Door Systems, visit

About C.R. Laurence
C.R. Laurence is a premier manufacturer and supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, with service centers located throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. The web site is a proven resource for the glass and glazing industry; is a prized resource for the U.S. Aluminum architectural product lines; provides architects, designers, and specifiers with design-related information on new products. For more information contact C.R. Laurence at (800) 421-6144 or

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