Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 12

INDUSTRYNEWS SYNSEAL’S PIZZA-STYLE BOXES DELIVER THE SAVINGS! Synseal’s fabricator partners are being presented with “pizza-style” sample boxes and literature in a new campaign designed to promote the advantages of using recycled plastic thermal reinforcements (PTRs) to replace traditional steel. The “Switch and Save”, the eye-catching boxes are colour-coded for Legend, SynerJy and Shield window systems and contain handy samples of PTRs fitted into the most popular profiles together with a standard 150mm Envirosill, featuring flawless virgin PVC-U on visible outer faces and a recycled core. Made from 100% recycled PVC-U, Synseal’s PTRs deliver enhanced thermal performance, enabling high energy ratings or low U-values to be achieved. Less expensive and lighter than steel and avoiding potential corrosion problems, PTRs ensure that installed PVC-U frames become 100% recyclable and are easier and faster to cut and insert during fabrication, with additional installation benefits of making windows lighter thus easier to fit while affording better screw retention than steel, for more secure hardware fixing. The British Board of Agrement (BBA) has now approved Synseal PTRs for use in foiled profiles, enabling all shades of finish including dark-coloured woodgrains to be manufactured and installed with total confidence. Trojan Group expands in Vietnam The Trojan Group has released details of the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The purpose-built additional 20,000 square metres of manufacturing space is on course to be operational by late 2014. Tony Chadwick, Trojan Group’s MD, said, “This is a clear indication of our brand’s success and increasing demand for our products. “It is vital to us that we keep manufacturing in-house to maintain our patented product confidentiality and stringent quality standards. By expanding our Vietnam operations, we can make the most of the value of the pound there, helping to protect our customers’ businesses from rising prices and market forces so they can keep control over their costs.” Trojan has considerable experience of overseas operations: as well as the existing Vietnam operation, the company also has manufacturing facilities in the form of its Trojan China division. Product ranges including the stainless steel range have proved themselves incredibly popular in the market, demonstrating that Trojan’s ethos of developing products with tangible feature benefits for fabricators, installers and end users is a recipe for success. Tel: 01922 713 933, LUCKY MARTIN HEADS FOR MUNICH THANKS TO REHAU! Martin Devlin, Operations Manager at Fairdeal Windows in Kent, was the lucky winner of the REHAU FIT show competition, and has won a two day trip to Munich with tickets to visit the BMW Concept Lab in the city. The competition, themed to tie in with REHAU’s science and technology lab theme at FIT, proved a popular draw at the REHAU stand. 12 SEP 2014 Kevin O’Neill, one of REHAU’s Commercial Sales Managers, visited Fairdeal’s Maidstone HQ to present Martin with his prize certificate in person. Fairdeal is a specialist commercial window installer supplying the new build, social housing and health and education sectors throughout London and the south east, as well as providing a service to retail customers across Kent. The company buys its REHAU frames exclusively from Shepley Windows and typically installs between 250 and 300 frames per week. Martin said: “The visit was worthwhile in terms of the contacts I made at the show and winning the competition was obviously a fantastic bonus!” He plans to take his colleague Bobby Kambo, a Fairdeal director, with him to Munich. To read more, visit