AT Precision opens new extrusion plant

Hardware supplier, AT Precision, has opened a new extrusion plant, situated at its Durham headquarters.

This cutting-edge facility is said to mark a significant leap forward in sustainability, housing an integrated recycling plant that repurposes post-consumer and industrial PVC-U waste to manufacture recycled thermal reinforcement (RTR) bars, reducing the reliance on virgin resources.

Made from 100% recycled PVC-U, AT Precision says that the RTR bars add strength and increased thermal performance to windows, are quick and easy to install, and boast a minimum lifespan of 35 years.

The new extrusion plant has also allowed AT Precision to expand into the roofing market with a new range of roof laths and joists.

The EcoLath range is also made from 100% recycled PVC-U thanks to the new in-house recycling scheme, and offers several advantages over traditional timber alternatives – they are more affordable, knot-free, resistant to rotting, warping, and bending.

Sales director, Michael Hewitt, commented: “Our new extrusion plant represents a pivotal moment for AT Precision. By combining cutting-edge technology with a deep commitment to sustainability, we empower fabricators to offer superior solutions while minimising their environmental impact. Together, the production of RTR bars and the extrusion of our EcoLath range of roof laths and joists set a new standard for performance and responsibility within the industry.”

AT Precision supplies the Everglide range of bi-fold hardware, the Everseal range of gaskets, as well as security hardware and plastic ancillaries.

All products are compatible with all major systems, and because they’re made in-house, come at a more affordable price compared to other suppliers.