Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 68

MACHINERY NEW SLIM LANTERN ROOF »»TRADE FABRICATOR, NOVASEAL Ltd, has launched Slim 60, its new and exclusive slim line lantern roof ideal for new build extensions or existing flat roofs. The innovative roof is based on a new design that allows more glass area by reducing the size of the ridges and connections. Rooms with the Slim 60 lantern roof benefit from more light and a feeling of space and height. Three standard sizes – 2m x 1m, 2.5m x 1.25m and 3m x 1.5m - are available in white with a seven-day turnaround. Bespoke options include sizes up to 4.5m x 1.75m and any RAL colour inside and out. The choice of K2 Celsius or Pilkington ActivTM glass means homeowners benefit from the best in thermal efficiency in the winter and heat reflecting properties in the summer. All Slim 60 lanterns have aluminium external cappings and slim Boss ends. Managing Director, Gary Grundy, says: “Our new Slim 60 lantern roof is a stylish enhancement to any style of property. It’s quick and easy to install and the sevenday turnaround on standard sizes means our customers can offer a unique home improvement solution without long lead times.” www.novaseal.co.uk Bender boosts sales »»LEADING SEALED UNIT manufacturer, Olympic Glass, has seen sales of Swisspacer grow thanks to its new Lisec bender. The Kent-based manufacturer invested recently in Lisec’s high-productivity bender to automate Swisspacer production and improve overall efficiency. Over the past 18 months, Lisec and Swisspacer have worked closely with Olympic Glass to develop a bespoke bending machine to meet Olympic’s exact requirements. The result is perfect Swisspacer frames in a 40-second cycle time, with enough capacity to feed smoothly into the main production line. The Lisec bender also helps Olympic Glass compete more effectively in the commercial sector, where there is demand for larger frames and greater structural integrity. Shaun Harris, Olympic Glass Production Director, said: “We’ve used Swisspacer’s warm edge spacer bar for some years now. We wanted a reliable warm edge partner and Swisspacer gives our sealed units the best thermal efficiency. We’ve always been very happy with Swisspacer’s performance, which is why we decided to invest in automated production. Demand for energy efficient sealed units has definitely grown and we now use Swisspacer in 85% of our sealed units.” www.olympicglass.co.uk; www.swisspacer.com INVESTMENT IS THE NAME OF THE GAME »»IT’S BEEN A BUSY SIX MONTHS FOR leading supplier of added value building products for the home, ODL Europe. Mere weeks after of launching its Built in Blind, the company gained EN 1279 Parts 2/3/6, through its investment in Insulated Glass Unit production equipment, allowing lead times of just 10 days. Investment is very much the name of the game for other areas of the business too, with a new injection moulding machine recently installed to further improve efficiencies in cassette production. The Liverpool facility recently took delivery of a Haitian 550 tonne injection moulding machine. This follows the purchase of 800 68 » JUL 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M tonne model in 2014 and is supported by investment in training in order to provide more cycle time improvements. Mark Towers, Managing Director at ODL Europe, explains: “ODL Europe has been trading successfully for more than 12 years now, and key to that has been constant investment. “This was even the case during the recession, where we recognised th