Extrusion of aluminium profiles gives us whatever cross-section is desired, thus, it can be used in numerous industrial, transport, electrical, and packaging sectors, says Aparna Reddy, Executive Director, Aparna Enterprises.
What are the new developments in aluminium doors and windows segment?
Doors and windows segment is ever-evolving. Gone are those days when wood was the preferred material for residential and commercial window and door needs. Aluminium definitely has come up with one of the most robust, durable, dynamic and green material for windows and doors. It is fast becoming the most preferred material for both residential and commercial sectors.
Aluminium offers a range of colour options and flexibility in design and application. Nowadays, contemporary designs are more in demand. More and more people are opting for big and wide windows and doors as they facilitate bigger and wider views with less obstacles. The current advancements offer shutters up to 15 ft height or 6.72 M2 dimension. As these big panels require sturdy hardware for smooth operation and long life, demand for total system solution providers has risen over local fabricators.
What are the solutions offered in aluminium doors and windows?
Aluminium offers a wide range of windows and door options. The range covers French windows, casement doors, sliding windows and doors, collapsible doors, awning windows, tilt &turn windows, lift &slide doors, sliding doors with minimal aluminium design and villa windows. As a system manufacturer, we can also develop customised systems for specific requirements.
What are the advantages of aluminium as a material in frames and profiles?
Aluminium as a material has good machinability properties that helps accurately fabricate the end product. It is extremely resistant to corrosion when compared to steel and iron. Aluminium window frames won’t swell, crack, split or warp when compared to other variants. Protection from corrosion is further enhanced by getting the aluminium coated by powder coating or anodising it. Extrusion of aluminium profiles gives us whatever cross-section is desired, thus, it can be used in numerous industrial, transport, electrical, and packaging sectors.
What are the new opportunities for aluminium in profiling applications?
Bigger doors made of slimmer aluminium profiles are in demand in both residential and commercial sectors. These profiles are also used for sliding doors for pocket/corner openings. The threshold for sliding doors and internal partitions can also be customised with aluminium profiles. These applications are sturdy, durable and highly user friendly.
How green building initiatives are contributing to aluminium sector?
Aluminium is a sustainable material and is fully recyclable thus it reduces energy involved in extraction of aluminium from earth. Its light weight helps in reduced shipping costs thus helping in reduced carbon emissions. Aluminium reflects the solar energy better when compared to steel and iron, therefore this is a key component in LEED-certified green buildings.