aluplast Lift-and-Slide a showstopper at this year’s FIT show
Offering significantly reduced manufacturing times, Passive Haus equivalent standard thermal efficiency and modular aluskin aluminium external cladding options, aluplast’s new Lift-and-Slide was at the forefront of a new generation of PVC-U products on show at FIT 2017.
Reporting high levels of interest throughout the show, aluplast unveiled its highly innovative and ultra-thermally efficient new Lift-and-Slide Patio door, at this year’s industry expo.
Capable of spanning openings of 6.5m X 2.8m, the modular 85mm system can accommodate glazing units of up to 51mm to deliver u-values as low as 0.65 W/m2K, meeting Passive Haus standards – a first for the product type.
Also, delivering manufacturing time efficiencies of up to 40% over comparable systems, Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing, aluplast, said, the new aluplast Lift-and-Slide door, combined a strong architectural aesthetic and advance performance.
“The lift-and-slide mechanism, the u-values that this door can deliver, the flush threshold, it’s weather performance, combined with an exceptional aesthetic, including the aluskin aluminium option, gives the Lift-and-Slide incredible reach”, he said.
“There has been a definite shift within the market to premium products. The Lift-and-Slide can be manufactured highly efficiently. As a modular system, stock holding is kept to a minimum, while it can also be sold as either a standard or with a foiled or aluminium external finish.
“This gives the aluplast Lift-and-Slide huge market potential, something which I believe anyone who came to our standard during the show recognised immediately.”
aluskin is is aluplast’s proven external aluminium facing technology. It uses an innovative ‘click-and-fix’ system to allow PVC-U fabricators to manufacture an aluminium-clad PVC-U casement window without the requirement for specialist equipment – opening-up access to new market sectors.