PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS Viva Las Liniar ModLok™ bi-fold the ‘safe bet’ at Vegas exhibition. » » LINIAR’S PARENT COMPANY, Quanex Building Products, showcased its range at this year’s GlassBuild America in Las Vegas in September – and a set of UK- designed, award-winning ModLok™ bi-fold doors took a starring role on the stand. The unique, ground-breaking PVCu bi-fold has had an impressive impact on the fenestration industry since its launch in 2014 and was acknowledged at the highest level with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation last year. Liniar CEO Roger Hartshorn, accompanied by Bill Griffiths, President and CEO of Quanex, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in recognition of the award, meeting Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. “We know the American market is keen to discover what makes the ModLok™ bi-fold such a special product,” commented Robert Thiroff, Liniar’s International Sales Director. “There really is nothing like it currently available in the States. “The unique exoskeleton, combining reinforcement and security with a patented thermal lock, offers a PVCu bi-fold that acts as an aluminium. PVCu is a growing market in the States and this is just the first of many export opportunities that we’re looking to explore.” www.liniar.co.uk VERSATILITY TO TAKE CENTRE-STAGE AT GLASSTEC » » WARM-EDGE EXPERTS EDGETECH will be showcasing Super Spacer’s market- leading versatility at glasstec, the world’s biggest glass industry trade show. Drawing over a thousand exhibitors and 40,000 show-goers from 100 countries, glasstec is an emphatically global event, seeking to tackle the biggest issues facing world glass and glazing. In 2018, visitors to Dusseldorf will be discussing Industry 4.0, the rise of thin glass, facades and smart glass, and new trends in interior design among other hot topics. At Edgetech’s stand, the respected firm will be celebrating the hundreds of bold and ambitious building projects that Super Spacer has helped bring to life from Scandinavia to the Middle East, including Zaha Hadid’s the Opus in Dubai, and the stunning Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. It will showcase the state-of-the-art glass architecture featured in these and a whole host of other Super Spacer-enabled developments all over the world. “Our aim at glasstec is to show the industry just what Super Spacer can do,” comments Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson. “From minus-degree temperatures to the deserts of the Gulf, time and time again Super Spacer has offered outstanding performance.” www.edgetechig.co.uk Three decades and counting » » GARDINIA (WEST WALES) AND VEKA are proud to be celebrating a successful 30-year partnership. The Narbeth-based fabricator and installer was established in 1983 and moved over to VEKA profile just a few short years later. A proud member of Independent Network, Gardinia has won a record number of national customer service awards over the years and has a reputation for quality and service, throughout Pembrokeshire and beyond. Gardinia Director David Morris said: “We’re delighted to celebrate 30 years with VEKA in the same year we mark 35 years in business. 22 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “We’ve never felt the need to change systems suppliers because VEKA Group provides such a range of high quality systems backed up with all the technical support we could ever need. It means we have a huge portfolio of products for our customers to choose from, in almost countless styles and colour combinations. Our reputation is built on providing the highest standard of product, workmanship and service, so we demand a lot of our suppliers.” VEKA Group commissioned a special plaque to thank Gardinia for years of loyalty, which was presented by Business Development Manager Ian Smith to David Morris.