Why MACO chose a Fiberline bottom rail:

Why MACO chose a Fiberline bottom rail:

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".

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One profile – many advantages
A bottom rail from composites holds a number of advantages which you will not find unified in any other material:

  • Very high strength
  • Thermal insulation properties in a class of their own = better indoor climate
  • A one-profile solution (simple geometry) – simpler and more cost effective
  • Very low thermal coefficient of expansion
  • A frost-proof material that can also resist great heat
  • The surface can be coated in any colour imaginable
  • Barrier free access – also for wheelchairs – because of very low step height

If you are interested in learning more about Fiberline's composite bottom rails, please contact us for a non-binding assessment of your needs


Watch the video from our production of composite profiles


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