Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 10

INDUSTRYNEWS Synseal will focus on innovation at Ecobuild 2016 »»SYNSEAL WILL BE EXHIBITING FOR a fourth year in succession at this year’s Ecobuild, at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands on 8th-10th March. The company’s stand will seek to demonstrate the diversity of Synseal Group window and door product solutions with a focus on innovation. Stand E2006 will feature the new Celsius solid roof, a warm and quick fitting roofing solution for new build and retrofit projects, alongside the WarmCore ‘warm aluminium’ folding sliding door which delivers low U-values of 1.4 W/m2K using 28mm double glass or 1.0 W/m2K using 44mm triple glass. WarmCore has delivered sales success for many companies across the window industry in 2015. Synseal’s Ecobuild stand may indicate how this innovative ‘warm aluminium’ technology will be extended dur ing 2016. Visitors to Ecobuild will also be able to inspect a cut-through of Celsius solid roof ’s structural construction which employs timber componentry with no aluminium skeleton and uses 100% recycled Synseal Envirotiles for external decorative finish. Also on display will be a Masterdor precision ‘wrapped timber’ residential door featuring a tough vacuum-bonded Permaskin finish for high levels of durability and reduced maintenance, which are specification factors for both public sector housing specifiers and new housebuilding developers. SPECIAL WINDOWS FOR A SPECIAL PLACE »»GM FUNDRAISING IS renowned for its relationship with Hope House Children’s Hospice, and the glazing industry charity was proud to step in and offer its assistance recently by calling on its supporters to do what they know best – fit windows! “When Hope House mentioned in passing they were having some new windows installed, I couldn’t believe how much they had been quoted,” comments Gary Morton, Chairman of GM Fundraising. “Using our contacts at Central RPL, we arranged for the new windows to be fabricated and fitted, courtesy of Reliant Windows, at no cost to the hospice. This, once again, is testament to the overwhelming generosity of our industry”. Simi Epstein, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Hope House Children’s Hospices adds: “We were stunned and delighted when GM Fundraising offered to contact companies in the glazing industry to provide the windows we needed free of charge. We had been quoted £7,000 to replace the old windows, which for Hope House is a lot of money that we would rather have spent on the children. We can now use that money for what we do best – supporting and caring for children and their families.” Visit www.gmfundraising., like us on facebook / gmfundraising or follow us on twitter @gmfundraising 10 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M INVESTING TO IMPROVE STOCK EFFICIENCY »»SPECIALIST TOUGHENED glass manufacturer, TuffX Processed Glass, is set to further enhance its reputation for being one of the most customeroriented companies in the window industry with the installation of a new automated concertina racking system, which will improve stock efficiency and extend storage space. Graham Price, TuffX’s Managing Director, said: “The new Hegla concertina racking system will have huge benefits for our business and our customers. It has been tailor-made for our 55,000 square foot factory and its efficient use of space means it gives us more storage capacity than ever before, helping us to stock a wider and bigger range of products to supply our growing customer base.” TuffX’s new Hegla concertina racking system will store both 3m x 2m and 6m x 3m glass packs. It also caters for glass from between 4mm and 19mm thick, so can handle all of TuffX’s impressive range of glass thicknesses. It has up to 110 different storage combinations and concertinas automatically to maximise storage space and improve efficiency and health and safety. The investment looks set to help the company build on its reputation for quality and efficiency and help it to grow still further. Call 0845 3400 200, email or visit