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Building Products March 2018

PRODUCT PROFILES | GENERAL PRODUCTS A new generation of LED pendant fittings Megaman, manufacturer of lowenergy lighting solutions, has launched its range of aluminium linear LED pendants, Gabio. The louvre features a design which incorporates light cells within its junctions to allow a continuous optical distribution. The lighting is said to be suitable for education, retail and commercial applications and is said to provide customers with a lighting option that can suit a variety of installation needs. Gabio LED louvres are available in 20W and 30W versions, reportedly producing up to 117 lumens per watt with a lamp life of up to 50,000 hours at L70. Gabio is said to be LED-compatible and therefore can achieve colour temperature options of 3,000K, 4,000K and 6,500K with an ‘excellent’ colour rendering index of Ra80. The louvre can be configured with direct as well as direct-indirect lighting to suit a variety of lighting requirements. According to Megaman, both variants, due to its Dulux Trade vinyl matte delivers In response to the changing needs of commercial and domestic decorators and the changing environment that they operate within, Dulux Trade has launched a new vinyl matte formulation. The formulation is reportedly the result of a significant investment in quality by AkzoNobel, involving two years of research and development work. Schueco announces new range of Precision cutting and control with Hultafors sliding doors New from sustainable building envelope specialist, Schueco UK, is a range of sliding door systems that reportedly provide a ‘complete and elegant solution’ for high-specification domestic and commercial properties. Hand tool manufacturer, Hultafors, has launched a new range of cutting and sawing tools that includes bow saws; general purpose short hand saws; hack saws; a jab saw; a concrete saw, plus a Japanese ryoba saw, which is said to be perfect when you need a tool for fine cuts, made with ‘minimal’ force. So, what makes these saws different? Hultafors says users should note the improved blade tips for an easier start, as well as the ongoing sawing motion control; the easy-to-use blade exchange system; the extrastable precision blades and the ergonomic design that makes sawing an easier and more precise experience. To get more information Covering both sliding and liftand slide doors, the new Schueco ASE 60 & 80 platform comprises 15 opening types, including six single-track options. The result is said to be greater choice, maximum design flexibility and the ability to accommodate widely differing project requirements. Schueco ASE 60 and 80 doors have a basic frame depth of either 60 mm or 80 mm with a maximum vent size of 3.2m x 3.5m, which is reportedly the largest currently being offered in the market. The inclusion of SmartStop and SmartClose technology is said to ensure safe, trouble-free operation. batwing light distribution and wide beam angle, deliver light uniformity, providing high visual comfort with a low glare rating (UGR) of 19. Electrical contractors are also said to benefit from ease of installation. Mountable from a variety of positions, including surface-mount, suspension and recessed, the luminaire features a built-in driver and is said to be ideal for retrofit scenarios. Gabio also comes with a range of joint accessories that allows the LED louvres, because of its modular system, to be connected into various designs to meet diverse requirements. www.megamanuk.com A Design Line option is available on all the doors. Design Line reportedly offers enhanced design benefits such as concealed fittings that leave the visible surfaces of the vent and outer frame completely flush, and a slimline interlock with a 40 mm sightline that delivers today’s preferred ‘more glass, less frame’ look allowing maximum light transmission. The Schueco ASE 60, in spite of its narrow depth, reportedly offers U-values of up to 1.1 W/m2K, while the Schueco ASE 80.HI meets ‘stringent’ Passive House standards. www.schueco.co.uk on the Hultafors Tools range of handsaws call the helpline on 01484 854788 or download the online catalogue from the website. www.hultafors.co.uk Decorators are said to be under increasing time pressure, resulting in demand for a paint that will perform ‘straight from the tin’ without the need to thin. The new Dulux Trade Vinyl Matte reportedly has an improved in-can consistency that can be applied with or without thinning. The new formulation has a smooth flow for easy application and the benefit of reduced fly-off for a more efficient decorating process. According to Dulux, the improved consistency also supports a ‘high-quality uniform finish’, while delivering opacity and coverage. Paul Dougherty, AkzoNobel’s head of product and portfolio marketing, said: “We have dedicated a huge amount of time to understanding appliers’ and specifiers’ real needs and there’s no doubt that after two years of investment, we’ve produced a Dulux Trade vinyl matte range that delivers the level of excellence expected from Dulux Trade. “The paint has been put through rigorous testing processes, both in the lab, through the Dulux Academy and with numerous professional domestic and commercials appliers to ensure that what we’ve delivered will meet their expectations, whether it’s being used for brush, spray or roller application.” www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk BUILDING PRODUCTS | MARCH


Building Products March 2018
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