Colour flexibility

Sternfenster has launched a new water-based spray-painting service, which can spray PVCU products to any RAL colour in less than half the average turnaround time on foils, the company said.

Introduced by the trade specialist earlier this year following significant investment in its in-house spray-painting facility, its new offer uses a ‘leading-edge’ solvent-free paint system.

Specially formulated for PVCU window and door frames, it employs heat resistant nano technology to guarantee surface stability and through-life performance.

This is further enhanced through manufacture using Graf zip-welding technology, which retains sprue inside the frame during welding, significantly enhancing corner strength and delivering a seamless finish.

Combined, it means painted PVCU frames from Sternfenster are 15 days (less than half average lead times on non-stock foils), while the high-performance satin finish has an expected service life of more than 30 years, and is guaranteed for 10.

Mike Parczuk, managing director of Sternfenster, said: “If you look at the market for colour, the greatest growth is coming from smooth finishes. There’s been a move away from some traditional woodgrains and people want to match into aluminium.

“If we’re selling an aluminium bifold, nine times out of 10 it’s in anthracite grey, and if we’re supplying windows in a PVCU foil finish, it’s smooth; people are looking to match in aluminium and PVCU as part of a hybrid sell.”

Eight in-stock colour profiles are available for rapid delivery, including: Agate Grey; Anthracite Grey; Blue Grey; Light Ivory; Pebble Grey; Pigeon Blue; Platinum Grey; and Slate Grey.

This is available across its offer, including casements, tilt-and-turn and vertical sliding windows, and residential and French doors. Sternfenster can also colour match ancillary products as required.