Cut your gasket costs

Extrudaseal will explain how fabricators could cut gasket costs by 30%-40%, at this year’s FIT Show.

The specialist manufacturer and supplier claims that fabricators could save tens of thousands of pounds each year, simply by buying in gaskets directly, rather than from their systems company.

Manufacturing gaskets for a wealth of systems, including Smart, Aluk, Metaltech, Senior and Ikon, Extrudaseal manufactured more than 20,000km of aluminum door gaskets in the last year.

With industry forecasts suggesting major growth in aluminium reaching a 17-year high by 2020 of 220,000 frames (Palmer Market Research), including aluminium bifolds forecast at around 50% to 35,000 door sets, Paul James, sales director at Extrudaseal, said that fabricator savings could accelerate still further.  

“We have customers who save everything between thousands of pounds each year to tens of thousands as high volume manufacturers, simply by buying in gasket directly from us as specialist extruder, rather than their systems company,” he said.

“Looking forward at a time when fabricators are facing increased cost pressures but positively, the market for aluminium bifold and sliding patio doors is forecast for continuing growth, the potential to save and the case for doing so becomes even greater.”

Extrudaseal has also announced the launch of AeroSeal, its new through-colour aluminium bifold door foam gasket.

Ideally suited to dynamic applications, high performance foam provides greater ‘memory’ than traditional gasket systems. This is combined with a co-extruded rigid foot, which prevents the foam from being stretched during installation. This is simplified further through either click-and-fit or slide-in options.

Extrudaseal M55