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Olympic success for Powdertech

The 2012 London Olympic village and stadium is currently undergoing a transformation to become the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With the majority of the site under public ownership, there are important requirements for sustainable development and realistic budgets. Powdertech Corby has recently demonstrated that it can meet these constraints. Car park aluminium screening panels, designed as a

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Sapa helps Kestrel to fly

          Leading extruder Sapa Profiles UK has strengthened its relationship with fenestration industry supplier Kestrel Aluminium Systems. All Kestrel products use aluminium extrusions from Sapa Profiles and today Sapa supplies Kestrel with approximately 500 tonnes of aluminium each year. Kestrel Aluminium Systems managing director, Steven Shute, said:

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Aluminium windows give new London resi-tower a capital view!

As well as offering its residents some of the most spectacular views across London, the energy-efficient windows of the latest phase of the Pavilions development in Tottenham Hale also provide some of the lowest U-values available thanks to the use of Senior Architectural Systems' new PURe system. The windows are the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier

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UK Patent for new SAS range

Senior Architectural Systems of Doncaster has been awarded a UK patent  for its market-leading PURe range of energy-efficient windows and doors.  The new system is the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane foam (PUR). Traditionally used in cladding and insulation products, the use of PUR as a thermal barrier in windows

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Aluminium icon is drivers' choice

The Lotus Elise has been announced as the  Autocar  Readers’ Champion, after tens of thousands of motoring fans voted in an online competition. The award not only coincides with the 20th anniversary of the car’s first year on sale, but also with the 50th celebration of the move to the company’s current factort site in Hethel, Norfolk. Unveiled at the Frankfurt

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Big Cat enters SUV jungle

Jaguar's F-Pace SUV launches in the UK with 25,000 orders in the bag. Estimates are that there is a six-month waiting list for delivery. JLR’s Lode Lane plant, until now more famous for Land Rover, has seen massive investment in recent years with a new aluminium bodyshop and production facilities installed ready for the manufacture of the new car. The launch of the XE and F-Pace have

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The evolution of powder coating

Powdertech Corby has applied powder coating to reveal the precision of a fascinating design through the use of perforated aluminium panels.  The project is part of the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre near Cambridge. Referred to as the 'Kitchen Garden Enclosure Scheme', a spectacular glass dome has been built over the heritage kitchen garden to provide additional conference and

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JLR hits recycling milestone

As the Jaguar XE celebrates its first full-year of sales, ‘REALCAR’, the pioneering recycled aluminium project that contributes to the awarding winning saloon’s aluminium-intensive body has reached a significant milestone. REALCAR video 1: Manufacturing environmentally friendly cars REALCAR video 2: The closed loop process REALCAR video 3: Reducing CO2 output in car

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