Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 16

INDUSTRYNEWS AUTHORITATIVE TECHNICAL BROCHURE Boasting an extensive range of 70mm PVC-U profiles, Synseal’s market-leading Legend is a highly flexible system that can be used for both residential and commercial applications and now all available specification options are summarised in a new authoritative technical brochure. This 28-page publication presents Legend’s choice of Chamfered and Ovolo profile suites in one handy document, with detailed information on frame and insulated glass unit configurations to achieve different WER ratings and U-values which can be as low as 1.6 W/ m2K using 28mm double glass and 0.7 W/m2K using 40mm triple glass. Kitemark and Agrement quality assurance certifications for the Legend system are documented, together with recycled environmental options, foiled colour finishes and section drawings illustrating profile configurations for casements, tilt and turn windows, residential doors, bi-fold and inline patio doors. The new Legend brochure is designed to fit into the Synseal specification binder. The ringbound technical folder contains comprehensive information on Synseal’s current product ranges - which is provided by individual brochures - so the folder’s contents can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements. Mark Schlotel, Synseal’s Head of Marketing, concluded: “We are steadily building a commanding array of authoritative technical brochures covering the entire range of Synseal products.” IMPROVED PATIO DOORS WILL BOOST INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE Synseal’s popular patio doors have benefited from a series of profile design improvements in preparation for the 2014 home refurbishment season. In response to customer feedback, a new fitter-friendly J-bead has been introduced to make site glazing of Synseal patio doors both easier and quicker. The PVC-U patio sliding sash profile has been redesigned with an internal web added to create ‘Welcomed by all’ a triple-chambered design for greater thermal efficiency. This also improves the U-value for a standard patio glazed with 28mm double glass including aluminium spacer bar from 1.6 W/m2K down to 1.5 W/m2K. The central chamber houses a 2mm steel reinforcement to give increased rigidity and an external drainage slope has been added to efficiently route rainwater to the concealed drainage slots and optimise weather performance. While patio doors with external sliding sashes will always remain the most popular specification, an internal slider option has now been added to cater for occasional market demand. Mark Schlotel, Synseal’s Head of Marketing, commented: “These improvements will be introduced from February 3rd 2014 and are certain to be welcomed by all our many patio door customers, from bar length fabricators to purchasers of door kits and Evolve range patio door units.” Facing Up to the Environment Powdertech (Corby) Ltd is applying its extensive knowledge in powder coating to a demanding marine coastal environment. Such an environment creates some of the most challenging conditions for corrosion resistance. Powdertech was commissioned to coat steel balconies for a development of new houses on a coastal road in Seaford, Sussex. The balconies directly face the sea and are less than 100 metres from the shore. They are constantly surrounded by moist air with high salinity and rain water heavily laden with chloride from the sea. Sea wind picks up particles of sand and is therefore highly abrasive. 16 FEB 2014 In addition, a roadway runs between the buildings and the shore, adding further pollutants to the atmosphere, which are an additional corrosive threat. “Powdertech was involved at a very early stage, advising that the steel should be galvanized and that the design must eliminate sharp edges, which can cause localised thinning and fracturing of the coating,” said Powdertech Sales Director, Richard Besant. “Our rigorous 9-stage pre-treatment process for galvanized steel ensures that all parts of the metal are treated by immersing the components, correctly vented for such a process.” To read more, visit