Strong as steel – weighs less than a third – insulates 120 times better
Large glass sections are a matter of course in modern construction. More glass means more light. More light means better energy accounts. But when it comes to sliding doors, the weight is a critical factor for the bottom rail. Large sliding door sections easily weigh several hundred kilos. Not many materials can withstand that. Steel and aluminium can. But only at the cost of thermal insulation properties. That is why the market-leading Austrian fittings manufacturer Mayer & Co. (MACO) has chosen a composite bottom rail for their assortment.
Product Manager Gerhard Weiss from MACO explains the choice: "The composite bottom rail sets new standards for comfort in modern construction. Its high strength allows great weight, and the unique insulation properties make further shielding against the cold in or around the bottom rail unnecessary. You can therefore make do with this one very simple profile which also makes access through the door barrier free and handicap friendly."
A thoroughly tested product MACO has used the Fiberline composite bottom rail for almost 8 years, and the product has long since demonstrated its superior properties.
Vice President for Fiberline's Window & Facade Profiles division, Stig Krogh Petersen, elaborates: "It has been 25 years since Fiberline made the first doorstep from composites. At the time, easy access was the most important argument, whereas today there is much greater focus on insulation properties and the indoor climate of the home. And as the weight of the glass sections increases as we go from double to triple glazing, the great strength of the composite really comes into its own".