DECEUNINCK Ltd, the Wiltshire based manufacturer of PVC-U profiles for the windows and doors market have worked closely with specialist fastener and fixing supplier RAPIERSTAR during development and testing of an innovative new product recently launched to its fabricators.
Deceuninck has designed a product manufactured from recycled PVC-U profiles that can be inserted into their own high quality PVC-U window frames, giving enhanced insulating properties.
RapierStar were approached to provide advice and guidance with regard to screw choice, on the soon to launch products named T.C.I. (Thermal Chamber Insulator) that would allow the company to meet their exacting requirements.
Mark Barsby (Technical Manager Deceuninck) visited RapierStar premises at Congleton to work with Derek Morris (Product Assessment Manager) and Andrew Nicklin (Technical Director) in their test facility, on indicative testing, to determine whether or not T.C.I. would actually do the job, and achieve the results they intended.
The initial results encouraged Mark to organise testing at Maco, one of the country’s most prestigious hardware suppliers and Thursday 19th February saw Mark and Andrew at their facility in Kent. David Smith (Technical Manager Maco) carried out testing on four windows – some to destruction, with the overall result that Deceuninck windows fitted with T.C.I., and using RapierStar screws exceeded the requirements of BS7950 (the British Standard for enhanced security of windows) by a massive 30% margin!
The windows have now been tested at Deceuninck H.Q. in Belgium, and at the British Standards Institution in Hemel Hempstead to BS7412 and BS7950, achieving full accreditation – and all thanks to RapierStar screws.
By choosing RapierStar screws Deceuninck fabricators can now replicate the Deceuninck accreditation achieved and benefit from the unquestionable quality, performance and value for money offered by RapierStar fixings!