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COLOURCOATING&FOILING THE BEST OF BRITISH


How many world-renowned products can you name that were developed in Britain, are still made in Britain by a company which is British owned?


Kolorbond, one of the best known and most


trusted colour coating for PVCu, was developed in Wales about 15 years ago and is still produced in the Britain by Technispray Paints Ltd. The Birmingham-based company supplies the buoyant British coloured window market and exports Kolorbond all over the world.


Technispray can apply Kolorbond at its midlands


spray facility and maintains an approved applicator network throughout the U.K.


Colour, for windows and conservatories, is by far the fastest growing sector of the window industry. Most PVCu window companies, who wish to take advantage of this growth, are offering colour options to their customers. To do this they must


WORLDWIDE


make a choice between coloured foil, painting systems and Kolorbond.


It can be very expensive to have profile colour foiled in small runs and there is a limit to the number of colours a foil applicator can stock.


When faced with choosing a painting system it is


important to check out if a paint system is suitable for application to PVCu, if the paint finish carries a guarantee, if the paint applicator understands the problems of painting PVCu and if the paint has a long and good history of being applied to window frames. Ignore carrying out these checks at your peril, says Kolorbond.


Kolorbond has been colouring window frames for more than 15 years and there are many sites, worldwide, where Kolorbonded frames can be seen with a perfect finish and with still beautiful colours. Kolorbond, when applied by an approved applicator, is guaranteed not to crack, flake or peel


for at least 15 years and the colour is guaranteed to keep its good looks.


Now that Kolorbond as been discovered by


architects, aluminium is no longer the first choice for coloured frames. Kolorbonded PVCu is often specified as a less expensive option with all of its advantages.


In the increasingly competitive window market no window company can afford to miss out on the opportunity that colour can bring.


T » 0121 326 8020 COLOUR IS GOOD NEWS FORTHE INDUSTRY


Colour has now become a real driving force in this industry, one of the major developments in recent years, and currently the fastest-growing sector of the industry.


The introduction of colour enables a specifier to personalise a bespoke project. For manufacturers and suppliers, it also introduces a new element in terms of diversifying and marketing - vitally important angles in today’s challenging times.


There will always be a demand for the whites, and also for the most popular


wood finishes including golden oak, mahogany and rosewood, which fit so well into many properties.


But ongoing research and development into colour will lead to even more exciting choices in the future, which can only be good news for the industry.


BUT WILL YOUR COLOUR LAST?


Research is coming up with ways of protecting colour from fading - through UV exposure and other climatic conditions. Climate change is impacting across the globe, and we need to be aware of potential problems that may arise as a result, so there must continue to be ongoing research and development into this important aspect.


Colour will lose its appeal if it cracks, peels or flakes so architects and specifiers are looking carefully at the different options to obtain the best long- term results for their clients.


NEWS IN BRIEF GLASS IN ASIA NEWS


TAIWAN CORPORATION INVESTS IN CHINA


The Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation, one of the world’s leading float glass makers, has begun construction on its 57.3 hectare plant in east China’s Anhui Province.


With an annual capacity of 738,000 tonnes of energy-saving glass and premium flat glass, the annual sales revenue is expected to reach US$ 273 million when the plant becomes operational by the end of 2012.


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NEWS IN BRIEF IPAD 2


COULD FACE GLASS SHORTAGES


Production of Apple’s iPad 2 could be facing component shortages caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, as Asahi Glass, the probably supplier of the iPad 2’s hardened glass overlay in Japan, acknowledged earthquake and fire damage to two of its three factories.


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