Members' News

2
Jun

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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27
May

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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18
May

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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17
May

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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28
Apr

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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22
Apr

Dome alone?

Aluminium struts, extruded by Sapa Profiles UK, are fundamental to Solardome’s geodesic domes, one of which has  been installed recently at Watford Grammar School for Girls, in Hertfordshire. The PRO dome has been fully kitted out as a multi-research facility on the roof of the school, used primarily to extend the learning of A-Level Science students. Sapa and Solardome Industries

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21
Apr

Milver consolidates at Coventry site

Milver Metals has moved its Brookside Metals copper operation to the company’s Coventry site, alongside its established master alloys business. The UK’s largest producer of secondary aluminium ingots, Milver is now the country’s largest copper and brass producer. The combined operation services an expanding global customer base, from automotive OEMs through to architectural

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20
Apr

Shaping up

Aluminium Shapes of Corby is currently producing a second tool for Rugged Interactive, who make some pretty cool stuff.  While the equipment itself looks like a something from a medieval torture chamber, it is actually a very clever product that maximises reflexes and muscle memory to help develop peak athletic performance. The design can benefit elite athletes in many sports, from motor

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