Find ExtrudaSeal at Fit Show 2019

FIT show

On 21-23rd May, ExtrudaSeal will be exhibiting at Fit Show 2019. Following great success in previous years, we will again be demonstrating a combination of our new products and our extensive back catalogue of gaskets and extrusions.

At the last two Fit Show events, we showcased a number of innovative new products, including:

  • AeroSeal – a revolutionary, through-colour gasket for aluminium bi-fold doors, offering the ability to co-extrude with a rigid foot, meaning that the gasket cannot be over-stretched or subject to shrinkage.
  • ‘Fit-And-Forget’ – responding to demand from fabricators and installers, our team designed a ‘fit-and-forget’ threshold gasket for use with a wide range of aluminium systems. This gasket provides a fully secure fix and improved compression and weather sealing as a result of a pioneering semi-rigid box foot, helping to prevent call backs.
  • Sealfast – our U-channel gasket, designed to seal steel windows and doors without gasket grooves. It features a robust adhesive strip so that it can be used directly on a glazing bead. This gasket provides improve resistance to air permeability and wind load, preventing rain and drafts from infiltrating below the glazed IGU.

At Fit Show 2019, we are looking forward to displaying our new flush e-gasket and wedge.

Flush E-gasket and cutting down call-backs

We launched our new flush low-line e-gasket and wedge for aluminium bi-folding and inline sliding door systems last year. This gasket is designed to maximise glass area, providing a flush finish that lines up with the putty-line, rather than up to 5mm of the glass. This helps to create new symmetry in low sightline doors and provides a much more aesthetically pleasing finish.

To make glazing a simpler process, our flush e-gasket also features a tear-away strip that reduces the depth of the gasket by 1mm. This design helps by accommodating variances in the depth of IGUs. The new system also makes glazing simpler by accommodating depth variations of IGU’s, using a ground-breaking ‘tear-away’ strip, reducing its depth by 1mm.

By looking at the smaller details of gasket design, we ensure that our products reduce future call-backs for fabricators and installers, as well as making our products stand out from the competition at the point of sale.

Paul James, ExtrudaSeal Sales Manager, said “What we do with all of the gaskets we produce is to drill down into the detail to improve the performance of the product from the point and manufacture and installation, and to enhance the aesthetic and deliver those small points of differentiation at a point of retail.

“The point is that if you are getting call backs because of gaskets, or your trade customers are on the phone because it’s difficult to fit, there are always things that can be done to refine and improve upon the design.

“We don’t start that process from the standpoint of the system, but from the way the product is being manufactured, fitted or used and how that can be optimised throughout the supply chain, and ultimately, for the end user.”

When designing our new flush low-line e-gasket and wedge for bi-folding and inline sliding doors, it was with the smaller details of gasket in mind that we were able to develop a better performing solution.

ExtrudaSeal will be showcasing the Flush e-gasket and our industry leading range of gaskets and seals on Stand G1, Fit Show, on the 21-23rd May 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.

For further information on how ExtrudaSeal can help to cut thousands of pounds from fabrication and installation costs, browse extrudaseal.com or give us a call on +44 (0)121 356 8733.

Exciting New Product Revealed at The FIT Show 2017

FIT show

It’s all systems go at ExtrudaSeal towers, as we prepare to showcase our brand new product at The FIT Show next month.

AeroSeal is a revolutionary, through-colour, aluminium bi-fold door foam gasket that offers the ability to co-extrude with a rigid foot, meaning it cannot be over-stretched or shrink.

Perfectly suited to dynamic applications, its high performance foam technology provides more memory, weather sealing ability and improved acoustic installation when compared with traditional systems.

Not only that, but unlike its competitors that have a ‘skin’ to protect foam, AeroSeal does not show damage because it offers a consistent colour throughout – and with time saving click-and-fit and slide-in installations available, it is sure to go down a storm.

We will also be showcasing our industry-leading range of gaskets and ancillaries at The FIT Show. Why not drop in and see us on stand M55 between 23rd and 25th May?

We serve fabricators and installers nationwide by extruding gaskets, Glazepta tapes and U-channels, weather seals, pressure plates, box sections, bi-folding door seals for leading systems, plus an extensive back catalogue of extrustions.

For more information on how we can cut thousands of pounds off your fabrication or installation costs, please call 0121 356 8733, or email info@extrudaseal.co.uk.

 

‘Fit-and-Forget’ Threshold Gaskets – Upping Aluminium Bi-Fold Door Performance

Although forecasts for the window and door industry have been bleak as a whole following on from Brexit, the opposite has been the case for the aluminium sector, which is forecast to see growth over the next few years. Aluminium bi-fold doors have certainly increased in popularity over recent years and sales are expected to see a growth of 36% between 2016 and 2019. As a result, aluminium bi-fold doors are a market in which ExtrudaSeal have invested considerably.

Whilst aluminium bi-fold doors are growing in popularity, there is a known problem that threshold gaskets for b-folding doors can ‘kick out’, creating small misalignments or friction that can lead to doors leafs catching as they open. Over time, this misalignment can get worse and as a result, installers receive call-backs to fix the problem, costing people a lot of money over time for repairs and replacement gaskets.

To solve this common issue, prevent call backs and save people money, ExtrudaSeal have recently launched a new ‘fit-and-forget’ aluminium bi-folding door threshold gasket. Suitable for use with a number of leading aluminium systems, including ALUK, this new gasket was developed in house to provide a secure fix, improved compression and weather sealing.

Steve Cockayne, Technical Manager explained “We have designed an alternative threshold gasket system, using a semi-rigid PVC foot, which provides a greatly improved fix over traditional systems as an alternative in fabrication but which can also be retrofitted, eliminating call backs.”

In many cases, threshold gaskets from systems companies will fail in any time from just a few months of use, to years down the line. This leads to time-consuming call-outs for installers and extra costs for customers that could have been avoided. By investing in ‘fit-and-forget’ aluminium bi-folding door threshold gaskets, aluminium fabricators ensure that when choosing bi-fold doors, consumers are much less likely to experience gasket failure.

A further benefit of buying ‘fit-and-forget’ threshold gaskets directly from ExtrudaSeal is that fabricators can stand to save an average of 30-40%, compared to buying from their systems company.

For more information on the benefits of ‘fit-and-forget’ threshold gaskets for aluminium bi-folding doors and to learn how ExtrudaSeal can cut thousands from your fabrication costs, call 0121 356 8733.

Where You Might Find an ExtrudaSeal Gasket

Whilst ExtrudaSeal are well known for supplying gaskets for the window and door industry, we can design and manufacture gasket products for many different applications in a wide array of industrial sectors. From our Birmingham base, we have the technology to produce all flexible extrusions in house to provide a fast and cost effective service to customers.

Here are just a few of the places that you will find ExtrudaSeal gaskets:

Windows and doors

diy-repair-renovations04_lOne of our core businesses is supplying gaskets, glazing seals and weather seals for the windows and doors industry. Using our in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, we can supply seals for a wide range of profile systems, including:

  • uPVC – We can provide glazing seals and gaskets that are compatible with many of the most popular uPVC profile systems from the past and present, including Rehau, Profile 22 and Veka.
  • Aluminium – The aluminium windows and doors industry is fast growing. Whilst it has been the material of choice for the commercial market for a long time, aluminium window and door frames are increasingly popular for domestic properties, especially with developments in bi-folding doors.At ExtrudaSeal, we can manufacture glazing seals that are designed for compatibility with a number of common profile systems, including Smarts, Senior Aluminium, MetalTech and Aluk. We pride ourselves on providing highly competitive prices.
  • Timbertec – We provide glazing seals, weather seals, parting beads, wool pile and window tapes for all types of wooden window frame styles.

As well as glazing seals, we are also the UK’s exclusive supplier of Tri-Fin triple fin wool pile, which has a number of benefits when compared with standard wool pile weather seals.

triple fin wool pile

Planes, trains and automobiles

We commonly provide gaskets for many different applications within the aerospace, mass transit and automotive sectors. We supply PVC pelmets and buffers for the coach building industry and work for Lawrence David, the UK’s leading manufacturer of trailers, curtainsiders, box vans, refrigerated and rigid bodywork, providing a range of bespoke, high-performance gaskets.

Construction

As specialists in flexible extrusions, we manufacture a range of specialist gasket seals for the construction industry. Hydrophilic water seals are designed to provide excellent weather and chemical resistance, expanding by up to ten times when in contact with water and other liquids to provide an effective seal. As a result, they are widely used for a number of applications within the construction industry.

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We have created gaskets for an airport runway, using a thermoplastic polyurethane material so that the gaskets expand and contract as the concrete gets hot and cold, providing an effective seal all year round.

If you are in need of a bespoke gasket product for your business, get in contact with us today by calling 0121 356 8733 or email info@extrudaseal.co.uk to speak to us. We will work with you to devise the ideal sealing solution for your application.