When it comes to composite door glazing cassettes, the first name that springs to mind is TriSYS™ by ODL Europe. Ian Glenister, Technical Sales Manager of ODL Europe, caught up with Glass News to discuss why they have been fitted to thousands of doors worldwide and still remain an industry favourite.

With the increasing demand for composite door products, we’re seeing continued sales growth for our market-leading TriSYS™ glazing cassette.  For us, there are three distinct factors behind this. The first is the post-lockdown home improvement boom that is showing no signs of slowing down which means demand for products is strong. The second is that composite doors are still the nation’s favourite choice of entrance door, so there’s a need for glazing cassettes as part of the installation. Thirdly, it’s because our TriSYS™ glazing cassette is a tried and trusted solution that fabricators and installers can rely on.

Quite simply, the TriSYS™ glazing cassette is the market leader used in thousands of doors worldwide for a reason – it’s a triumph of intelligent design and superior quality.

The stand out headline TriSYS™ feature is it’s fast and easy to fit, which is always appealing because time is money. It’s particularly true at the moment when fabricators’ order books are full and manufacturing output is at an all-time high. Having easy to fit products makes good business sense. The cassette consists of just three parts – the outer frame and inner cassette screw together to hold the door glass into place and the inner frame then simply snaps on for enhanced security. The innovative clip system eliminates screw hole covers, which gives a superior, sleeker finish. It also means no preparation, no adhesion promotor and no special primers are needed, so there are no lengthy processes to consider.

And should there be a need to de-glaze, the system allows you to reverse the glazing operation with no adverse effects to the door or cassette.

But that’s just the start of what TriSYS™ has to offer.

It is available in a full range of sizes and a choice of colour options including white, red, green, blue, black, grey, chartwell green, oak and rosewood, so it’s suitable for a wide variety of doors and not limited to just the one thickness of 44mm. It meets PAS24:2016 and Secured by Design requirements and it is manufactured with high-performance resin, so it stays looking good for longer and needs less long-term maintenance, resulting in fewer call-backs.

We recently further expanded our manufacturing output at our Bootle headquarters by investing in a new injection moulding machine for our door cassette production.  The machine is a 1,200 tonne Jupiter two platen injection moulding machine from Haitian Plastics Machinery, the world’s largest producer of plastic injection moulding machinery. The Jupiter is the fifth machine to be installed at ODL Europe and increases our cassette production capacity by a further 25%.

As a result of this latest investment, TriSYS™ cassettes are now manufactured by ODL, which gives us complete control over our production and eliminates the reliance on third parties.

TriSYS™ is part of a wider value-added suite of glazing cassette systems from ODL Europe giving customers a higher level of choice. All cassettes in our portfolio deliver outstanding design credentials and impressive innovation qualities to add value to your portfolio.

The newest addition to our range is the Craftsman Framing System, which is designed with architectural style in mind. The broad flat-profile frame blends perfectly with the finishing details on the door. And for true craftsmen door aesthetics a dentil shelf is also available.

ZEEL™ is the next generation of glazing cassettes. It’s a sleek, versatile contemporary glazing cassette that blends seamlessly into the door, allowing the door glass to take centre stage. And the Spotlights® frame and glass system has been designed to provide the ultimate in design flexibility because it can be used in a wide variety of combinations.

Sourcing your glazing cassettes from ODL Europe makes sense because we are the exclusive manufacturers of the market-leading TriSYS™ system and also have a wide range of value-adding alternative cassette solutions.

The key to success in business is having the right products in your portfolio and partnering with trusted suppliers. The TriSYS™ glazing cassette and our wider glazing cassette range perfectly completes your composite door offering. And in ODL Europe you have a partner investing to support your growth.

For more information on the range of cassettes from ODL Europe visit www.odleurope.com