New hybrid launched

Kömmerling has launched a new range of PVCU/aluminium hybrids based on its System 76 platform, which was recently unveiled at the FIT Show and boasts Passivhaus levels of performance.

The range of hybrid options includes the standard clip-on section of the AluClip product, with a thermal insulation of Uf value of 1.2 W/(m2K) as standard. It’s also the same hybrid technology that has been available on the existing C70 and O70 Gold systems.

The flush exterior design of AluClip Pro, which uses the external aluminium section as a means of reinforcing, has a Uf value of 1.1 W/(m2K) as standard. When combined with the pre-foamed proEnergyTec profiles, a Uw value of just 0.69 W/(m2K) can be achieved, easily satisfying the requirements of Passivhaus.

There is a wide range of foiling options, and glazing can be accommodated up to 48mm with the option for a number of acoustic insulated glass units.

Kevin Warner, head of sales and marketing for Kömmerling, said: “The hybrid options that we can now offer are already opening up opportunities in the residential and commercial markets and with a number of benefits over pure aluminium systems, it’s certainly a sector for the future.”