Clearview National December 2015 - Issue 169 - Page 29

INDUSTRYNEWS Roofline products see an increase in demand for colour »»Trends are changing for external building products particularly doors, windows and roofline. For many years, white was right, the only option and the only choice but colour has now become a viable option with doors and windows now available in a myriad of shades and finishes. Freefoam, the colour roofline specialist, report a significant rise in sales of colour roofline products with Anthracite grey showing a 47% increase closely followed by sable and black. Traditionally colour is achieved by applying a top coat, either by spraying or foiling. Freefoam set out to innovate and overcome the issues of fading and cracking and developed ColormaxTM – its own patented technology. An advanced master-batching process with a special blend of natural PVC compound is dosed on-line and co-extruded with specific concentrations of pigment for the required colour. This means that the colour skin and the foam core are intrinsically bonded together creating colourfast products. George Petts, Sales and Technical Support at Freefoam customer Willmott’s of Reading Ltd, reports: “Freefoam’s ColormaxTM range has helped us win new business. Freefoam has a colour option to suit all styles of home from traditional Tudor designs, where black, pale gold and sable blend beautifully with oak and render finishes, or more contemporary designs where storm grey, anthracite grey and dark grey fit the bill perfectly. We’ve also seen increased demand for colour from commercial developments.” Call 01604 591110 or visit Specialist Manufacture & Supply of the Highest Quality Fixings to the Glass, Sign & Fit-out Industries Dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible practical solution for their application. • Drilled & Tapped Screws • Conical, Dome & Mushroom Coverheads • Flat & Securit Style Coverheads • Mirror & Glass Fixings & Fittings Tel: 01843 593 440 | E: | F K Moore Limited, 5 Wilton Road, Haine Industrial Park, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5HD C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » dec 2015 » 29