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ALUMINIUM


LATEST PLIMSOLL REPORT ON UK ALUMINIUM WINDOWS MARKET


Some 60 companies in the UK Aluminium Framed Windows industry are growing at more than 10% and pose a big threat to the rest of the market, according to a new report from Plimsoll Analysis.


While these companies are driving overall market growth, 73 of their rivals continue to decline and are being left behind.


Te new Plimsoll Analysis- Aluminium Framed Windows will separate the companies that are leading a resurgence in the market from those being forced out.


Each of the top 209 companies has been individually assessed to provide a clear overview of


their latest performance. Some of the key findings are: 60 fast growing companies are leaving the market trailing 85 companies are missing out and have seen sales fall sharply.


As competition intensifies margins are being sacrificed with 80 companies now making a loss 30 companies are exposed to a cut-price takeover


Te Plimsoll Analysis- Aluminium Framed Windows is priced £350+VAT for a PDF version or £400 for a printed version sent via overnight courier.


Contact: e-mail: c.sherwood@plimsoll.co.uk www.plimsoll.co.ukurier


CLEARVIEW CONGRATULATES:


Neil Douglass, financial controller for RENOLIT Cramlington who was honoured for his charity works by becoming one of the Olympic torchbearers ahead of the London 2012 Games. In October 2010, Neil was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), an extremely rare type of blood cancer. Since his diagnosis, Neil and his supporters have raised a staggering £10k for the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, (donations can be made to www.beatbloodcancer.org.uk)


Good luck to another Team GB - the British companies that are determined to expand market opportunities by investing in a strong presence at Glassbuild America, Las Vegas this month.


EUROCELL, for its nomination for a prestigious B2B Marketing


Award (Best Product launch category) for its successful Aspect panoramic doors campaign, the first UPVC-u company to achieve that.


Alan Burgess, MD of Masterframe and founder of doubleglazing. com, for his invaluable work as chairman of the GGF’s HIE during the past four and a half busy years.


Super-fit Kestrel managers Mike Payne, Laurence Hicks and Simon


Reynolds who most commendably will tackle the Virgin Active London Triathlon again this year in aid of cancer charities.


Architecture student Andrew Tindale, worthy winner of the CAB Tectonics prize, a talented young man destined to go far.


Modplan for its continuing achievements and BBA accreditation in both environmental and quality management.


ALUMINIUM’S LATEST TARGETS HIGHLIGHTED IN REPORT


CAB has made a significant contribution to the first annual report of the Windows Sustainability Partnership (WSP), by communicating the latest global aluminium objectives and targets and highlighting the progress of its own current and planned UK projects.


Te Report captured evidence of the impacts on each product type, including aluminium, across their lifecycle and it can now be freely accessed on the Defra website (http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/windows- sustainability-action-plan) and is also available from CAB.


‘between 1990 and 2010 the aluminium sector achieved its 10% target reduction in smelter electrical energy per tonne’


In 2010 CAB contributed to the Windows


Sustainability Action Plan which is owned and overseen by the WSP, a group made up of representatives across the windows supply chain.


In the last year CAB was elected Chair of WSP while it prepared its inaugural 2012 Annual Report, an activity coordinated by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).


Te International Aluminium Institute (AIA) has established a number of global sustainability objectives on which the Action Plan highlights progress. For example, between 1990 and 2010 the aluminium sector achieved its 10% target reduction in smelter electrical energy per tonne of aluminium. Between 2006 and 2020 there was a target reduction in energy use per tonne of alumina of 10%. A 9% reduction was achieved between 2006 and 2010.


42 « Clearview NMS « September 2012 « www.clearview-uk.com Another objective is to increase the


proportion of bauxite mining land rehabilitated annually. Annual rehabilitation area of existing bauxite areas is equal to the average annual area being opened up. In this steady state environment, bauxite mining is ‘land area footprint neutral’ and sustainable.


CAB also highlighted in the report its important ongoing work with BRE on updating the aluminium’s generic profiles as well as future projects. Tese include undertaking research with the Department of Architecture & Built Environment at the University of Nottingham into aluminium and durability, initially through a pilot case study.


For more information on CAB and its work on aluminium and sustainability contact Justin Ratcliffe on 01453 828851 or email justin.ratcliffe@c-a-b.org.uk.


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