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Frontale: Successful innovations

07.04.2014

Compelling innovations, satisfied fairgoers and lots of high spirits: This simple formula summarizes the trade fair experience of the window system provider aluplast from Karlsruhe, Germany.

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The completely new booth presenting the latest product innovations proved to be a real crowd-puller at Fensterbau Frontale and was met with a tremendous response. An enormous number of visitors was interested in the latest developments made by aluplast. “The many conversations with the fairgoers have shown that we are on the right track not only with our new modular lift-and-slide door, but also with our latest design solutions such as the main entrance door 85 mm with leaf-enclosing infill or the false mullion sash IDEAL 5000 powerdur”, CEO Dirk Seitz confirmed.


New Concept

Bright colours let the new aluplast booth shine in a new design; its open concept invited visitors to discover the exhibits and stay for discussions. High spirits are contagious - this fact was once again proved at the booth party on Thursday night, when more than 800 guests accepted the invitation from Karlsruhe to celebrate the successful trade show with sweeping music and good food.


Lift-and-slide door with excellent test certificates

If for no other reason than its sheer size of 5.80 x 2.30 m, the lift-and-slide door was a real eye catcher; what’s more it persuaded visitors with its many benefits. Excellent test certificates, simplified construction, and in particular its modular system secure the exceptional position of the aluplast lift-and-slide door in the market. Depending on the required thermal insulation properties, the door can be fabricated in three different designs: from the basic version up to passive-house suitable premium products. “The lift-and-slide door is one of many examples from the aluplast product portfolio that demonstrates that we can satisfy the whole range of customer demands and still optimize processes,” emphasized aluplast CEO Patrick Seitz. The reduced number of component parts simplifies processing - an important point stressed especially by those fabricators who already work with the new lift-and-slide door. Interesting in the case of particularly large elements: The lift-and-slide door can be supplied as a customized prefabricated kit to be assembled during the installation on site.


New main entrance door 85 mm with leaf-enclosing infill

Particular emphasis was not only put on optimizing processes; at Fensterbau Frontale, aluplast also set new design trends: for example with the new main entrance door 85 mm with leaf-enclosing infill for exclusive residential door solutions developed in consultation with all leading door panel manufacturers. The result: Due to the profile depth reduced by 4 mm to 81 mm, all market-standard door panels can be used in the 85 mm-profile systems without the need to replace the gaskets. The door with concealed hinges, integrated safety equipment, an exclusive ceramic surface finish and the new decor foil DB 703 inspired visitors to touch the exhibit and was met with great approval.


aluplast new main entrance door 85 mm with leaf-enclosing infill
aluplast new main entrance door 85 mm with leaf-enclosing infill


New design solutions

The false mullion sash IDEAL 5000 powerdur presented at the fair comes up with a reduced visible false mullion width of only 102 mm instead of the formerly 120 mm and satisfies the desire for delicate designs. “It looks great!” was the judgment of a fabricator from Switzerland. Another new design solution was presented in the concept study about concealed sashes. aluplast meets the trend towards clearly-structured, simple facade designs with a new concealed sash hidden behind the frame’s sash projection that received a very positive response. As aluplast focuses on optimizing processes for fabricators at an early stage of the product development, the concealed sash has been designed to be processable on a mass production basis. Moreover, being compatible with existing glazing bead systems, the new product takes the increasing variety of glazing thicknesses into account.


The future of the window sector belongs to the bonding technology

Frontale 2014 made one thing very clear: The future of the window sector belongs to the bonding technology. The advantages are undeniable: Due to the strong bond between sash and glazing, the element has an increased stability that renders steel reinforcements unnecessary, even in laminated window profiles. Another benefit of bonded glass panes was spotlighted at the aluplast booth. In a simplified torsion test, both a steel-reinforced, conventionally-glazed sash and a steel-free sash glazed with the bonding technology bonding inside were loaded with a twisting moment; visitors could follow the test and the resulting deformation live on a monitor. The result: the bonded sash is about 20 % more rigid than the conventionally glazed sash. “We recognized the enormous potential of this new technology years ago”, Dr. Gerhard Schuhmann, manager of the aluplast engineering department, commented. “In the past ten years, we supported many of our fabricators in the implementation of this bonding technology, and for this reason, we have a lead in experience in terms of processing, mechanical engineering and process optimization”.

Because the bonding technology is especially suited for automated processing, aluplast initiated the development of a bonding and glazing robot. In the aluplast Technology Centre, customers can convince themselves of the considerable increase of productivity due to automation of the bonding and glazing process. The partner company from Saxony-Anhalt, Söba, will start running the robot in the upcoming weeks for mass production in order to increase process reliability thanks to shorter through-put times. Another unit is currently being planned and will be put into operation at another aluplast partner company by the end of the year.


RAL-certification for IDEAL 8000-SYSTEM

Prowindo, an expert forum for the PVC window branch, recognized the work of the aluplast system engineers during their press conference by awarding the ift system pass according to RAL quality mark 716 for the aluplast system IDEAL 8000. This quality label is of great value also for the end-consumer communication because it certifies the system as a whole. In all tests, including driving rain resistance, heat transfer coefficient, air permeability, sound insulation and impact resistance, IDEAL 8000 achieved outstanding results.



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