With price increases continuing to put pressure on manufacturers, specialist extruder Extrudaseal will explain how fabricators could cut gasket costs by 30-40%, at this year’s FIT Show.
Attending the event for the second-time in two-years, the specialist manufacturer and supplier, claims that fabricators could save tens of thousands of pounds each year, simply by buying in gaskets directly, rather than from their systems company.
Manufacturing gaskets for a wealth of systems, including amongst others Smart, ALUK, Metaltech, Senior and Ikon, amongst others, Extrudaseal manufactured more than 20,000km of aluminum door gaskets in the last year.
With industry forecasts suggesting major growth in aluminium reaching a 17-year high by 2020 of 220,000 frames (Palmer Market Research), including aluminium bi-folds, forecast at around 50% to 35,000 door sets, Paul James, Sales Director, Extrudaseal, said that fabricator savings could accelerate still further.
He said: “We have customers who save everything between thousands of pounds each year to tens of thousands as high volume manufacturers, simply by buying in gasket directly from us as specialist extruder, rather than their systems company.
“Looking forward at a time when fabricators are facing increased cost pressures but positively, the market for aluminium bi-fold and sliding patio doors is forecast for continuing growth, the potential to save and the case for doing so becomes even greater.”
Extrudaseal became a standalone business from parent and now sister company, Euroseal in 2012, giving new and dedicated focus to the then Euroseal flexible extrusion business.
As well as offering reduced costs, the company has pioneered a number of highly innovative solutions to deliver installation efficiencies and enhanced through-life performance.
This includes its new aluminium bi-fold door threshold gasket. Compatible with a number of leading aluminium systems, including ALUK, it uses a specially extruded semi-rigid PVC foot, to deliver an enhanced fit and better weather sealing, also significantly reducing the risk of call backs.
Extrudaseal has also recently announced the launch of AeroSeal, its pioneering new through-colour aluminium bi-fold door foam gasket.
Ideally suited to dynamic applications, high performance foam, provides greater ‘memory’ than traditional gasket systems. This is combined with a co-extruded rigid foot, which prevents the foam from being stretched during installation. This is simplified further through either click-and-fit or slide-in options.
Extrudaseal’s range is also available in more than 1000 RAL colours, launching its new high gloss Piano Black finish at this years show alongside RAL 9007 metallic silver gasket, which has been designed to provide a match to contemporary silver powder coated installations.
“Colour gasket delivers an enhanced aesthetic by almost blending away into the frame”, continued Paul. “Selling into the end-user that’s a real point of differentiation and for fabricators, an opportunity to add significant value to their offer for only a very small additional spend.
“This has really informed our strategy. We deliver cost savings but as a specialist we recognise that innovation is key to our growth.”
Extrudaseal will be showcasing its industry-leading range of gaskets and ancillaries at the FIT Show, Stand M55 23-25 May 2017.