Back in 2002, Hourglass Seal was quick to spot the potential offered by PLANITHERM in a market which was at the time having to adapt to ever tighter U-values and, by 2004, the subsequent WER scheme. It began sourcing stock and toughened PLANITHERM from Solaglas – as it was – and the company has never looked back according to MD Kevin Averiss:“As Part L drove down U-values in the 2002 update, hardcoat low-e glass was no longer capable of delivering sealed units with the required solar control levels and PLANITHERM was the clear alternative. PLANITHERM initially provided the thermal solution for aluminium systems but nowadays we use it across the board for PVC-U and timber fabricators too.”“We’ve always used GLASSOLUTIONS Solaglas in Dudley as our PLANITHERM partner – their service is excellent and we know we can rely on their technical know-how to help select and process the most suitable formats of PLANITHERM for different applications. “Our reputation is built on supplying consistently high quality sealed units with the thermal performance and innovation required to give our customers the edge – we can only do this with reliable supply chain partners like GLASSOLUTIONS Solaglas.”Following its £400,000 investment in a state-of-the-art fully automated double glazing line last year, Hourglass Seal is now equipped to produce up to 3,000 sealed units per week.The company has attracted high profile praise for its strong performance and investment including from Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester, who visited the factory in February.
Hourglass Seal benefits from the PLANITHERM Advantage programme which GLASSOLUTIONS Solaglas offers to its sealed unit manufacturing customers to provide comprehensive technical, operational and marketing support – including access to the PLANITHERM Installer Network.
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