aluplast has added Agate Grey to its foils offer, bringing new subtlety to its extensive colour palette.

The German systems house, holds one of Europe’s widest foil and colour ranges. The addition of Agate Grey (RAL7038), alongside Basalt Grey and Anthracite Grey, giving its customers access to a sixth grey aluminium-type finish.

“In addition to new Agate Grey, there are six other greys to choose from including Anthracite Grey Smooth and Woodrgrain finishes, Grey Woodgrain and Grey Smooth, Balsalt Grey and Aluminium”, said Ian Cocken aluplast’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

He continued: “It’s an offer developed to support our customers in maximising opportunity to tap into end user demand for products which emulate the appearance of aluminium.

“The softer finish that Agate Grey brings to this range, with subtlest underlying hint of green, gives windows finished in it, a greater warmth, making it a very popular retail proposition and a colour more and more specifiers are defaulting to.”

With stock foils available in just a few days, aluplast strengthened its offer with the launch of its rapid delivery specials foiling service last year. This offers lead times of 15 days or less on special orders and no minimum order, no surcharge and no set-up costs.

This flexibility is possible because of the investment that aluplast is making in foiling and CNC technology. This eliminates the time lost in traditional foiling in manual set-up and switch over, cutting it from hours to just minutes. This has enabled aluplast to pass on the cost and efficiency benefits to its customers in a highly competitive service.

Cocken continued: “We can match anyone out there for our range of finishes but also the service that underpins them. Given growing end user demand for foils and premium finishes, it’s something which directly supports our customers in winning new business.

aluplast’s core offer is built around the energy efficient Ideal 70 system, launching a second dedicated UK system, the Ideal 4000 this year.

Defined by its contemporary SquareLine finish, in addition to aluplast’s extensive range of foils, Ideal 4000 is also available in aluskin and now exclusively on a grey substrate.

aluplast’s innovative click-and-fix aluminium external fascia system, aluskin combines an aluminium external finish with warm multi-chamber PVC-U technology.

Also, available on the global systems leaders new Lift-and-Slide door, it’s been developed by aluplast to support PVC-U fabricators in accessing end-user demand for aluminium products but also to support aluminium fabricators in matching the thermal performance of PVC-U.

Cocken continued: “It’s about where these products sit within the market. Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 are advanced and energy efficient PVC-U systems in their core PVC-U form. The addition of foils, allows installers to move that retail proposition forward and with aluskin – forward again.

“We’re also bringing new subtlety to our foiled finishes, which deliver increased flexibility and end user appeal. This is epitomised in our new Agate Grey foil.”

Although the direct sell market fell by 1.1% in volume terms in 2015, it grew in installed value to £2.35 billion (Palmer) – something attributed to the shift in premium PVC-U and particularly foiled products.

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