Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 68

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS HIGH QUALITY, LOW ENERGY » » WITH PRODUCTS OFFERING exceptional technical qualities combined with superior energy, acoustic and security performance, Internorm’s extensive offering includes UPVC, and UPVC/aluminium windows, in addition to timber/aluminium windows. The UPVC and UPVC/aluminium ranges, which is available in a wide choice of designs and colour options, have excellent thermal performance with Uw values up to 0.74W/m2K. As a result, specifiers can take advantage of a completely unique window specification that is bespoke according to the performance and aesthetic requirements of the project in hand. Customers who choose timber/aluminium designs benefit from further environmental credentials, with exceptional Uw values of up to 0.63W/m2K, in addition to the aesthetic qualities timber provides. This combined with exceptional energy performance makes timber/ aluminium ideal for both traditional as well as contemporary projects. The range also offers a choice of either spruce or larch timber interior finishes. The performance of Internorm’s timber/aluminium windows is enhanced by an innovative composite construction that incorporates a highly insulating thermal foam. Additional features unique to Internorm include Fix-O-Round technology, a continuous all-round fixing for the window pane, providing a continuous connection for the glazing with the window frame. The benefits are improved stability, thermal insulation and soundproofing, burglary protection and greater durability of the window unit for its entire lifespan. In addition, a choice of glazing is also available including SOLAR+ glass, a specialist thermal coating, available on all triple glazed windows as standard. SOLAR+ triple glazing maximises the potential energy gains provided through solar irradiation. It prevents subsequent heat loss through the window with very low Ug values, helping to maintain a comfortable, carbon and energy efficient interior environment that is also cost effective for the user. Other additional features include I-tec Shading, a specialist self-powered solar blind, which is the perfect option when electricity supply is unavailable. Also, part of the I-tec range is I-tec Ventilation, which is the first of its kind in the UK. The I-tec ventilator, which is completely integrated into the new Home Pure KF 500 window system, is equipped with an integrated MVHR- heat recovery system that reduces energy losses to a minimum through the achieved 86% heat recovery. This system ensures that the occupants within a building have a constant supply of fresh air. Emplas acquires Padiham Glass » » EMPLAS HAS ACQUIRED LEADING insulated glazed unit and glass processing business, Padiham Glass. Padiham Glass supplies an extensive range of glass and IGUs from its 45,000 sq ft Lancashire manufacturing facility. With immediate effect it becomes part of the Emplas Group of businesses, purchased by the fabricator to guarantee the integrity of its IGU supply chain. Ryan Johnson, Managing Director, Emplas, said “With significant changes in the glass sector and continued consolidation in the IGU supply chain we have taken the strategic decision to acquire Padiham Glass. Padiham Glass has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and great reputation in its own right, while we have an established track record of sustainable investment. Our purchase means that we will be able to not only guarantee the integrity of our own supply chain but also that of its existing customers.” The acquisition means that all glazed units supplied by Emplas move to Saint-Gobain’s Planitherm range with immediate effect. 68 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Manufacturing more than 10,000 IGUs a week, pre-existing supply agreements between Padiham Glass and its existing customer base remain unaffected. Padiham Glass will also continue to be run by its existing management team as led by its Managing Director and Sales Directors Anthony and Wes Clarkson. “Emplas is a family run and owned business. We don’t answer to venture capitalists or banks, which allows us to invest and deliver growth through improved product quality and service. Our decision to secure and invest in our own IGU supply chain will also directly benefit those installers and fabricators who already buy from Padiham Glass,” continued Johnson. In addition to energy efficient IGU manufacture Padiham also offers fire rated IGUs and an extensive range of painted glass, while it has its own toughening, heat soaking and laminate cutting lines. Wes Clarkson, Sales Director, Padiham Glass, said: “Emplas has a fantastic reputation for quality, customer service, support and innovation within the glazing industry. Most importantly, however, Emplas is a family- owned and run business and shares our values and vision for long-term investment and growth.”