The 2016 winners

  • PLEASE FIND BELOW THE 8 WINNING INNOVATIONS AND THE DESIGN AWARD OF THE 2016 TROPHIES:
  • THE 2016 WINNERS
  • MB 2000 - BROCHAGE POUR LES PROFILES ALUMINIUM, A new solution for difficult preps on alu profiles

    By: MECAN’OUTIL
    Stand D 35

    Broaching is a well known technology for high precision machining of steel or cast iron parts. Machine cost is reasonable. A broach is a multi teeth tool, similar to a very long file. Its section is designed according to the shape to be machined. Its movement is linear, and the required shape is realized by removing very small shavings. Tooth pitch is small, for a noiseless machining. The MB 2000 is fast and cost effective.

    MECAN'OUTIL has been supplying aluminium joinery with punch tools for nearly more than 30 years. Punching is a highly efficient and cost effective technology, used whenever technically possible. With the last thermal insulation requirements, recent profiles are using more sophisticated thermal break solutions, and punching is getting more and more difficult. It is often not possible to locate a strong enough die, in front of the punch. And thickness that need to be cut are sometimes just too big. Broaching key points: > Shape of cut: no constraints, possibility of sharp angles. If a deep cut is required, prep can be done in 2 or 3 steps > Material to be cut: any shape of extruded aluminium combined with any shape of polyamide thermal break. Benefits: each step requires a few seconds, change of die is a matter of minutes.

    Broaching has not so far been used in aluminium joinery. It has some major benefits vs competitive technologies used when punch tools can not be used for technical reasons: 1/ End profile milling is fast, but its noise level is not accepted by H&S rules 2/ Copy routers are cheap but very slow, and labour costly 3/ CNC machines require a large investment, are slow, and are often not precise enough for end bar preps.

  • PANOVISTA MAX, The vertical store for glass corner windows

    By: RENSON VENTILATION N.V
    Stand N 06

    This screen is ideally suited to applications with glass-on-glass corner windows. The view of the panorama outside is maintained: the box and side channels are invisibly hidden away. The box can be integrated into the cavity wall. Maximum width of 6000 mm on each side and 3400 mm of height.

    Product : • Both sides of this corner sun protection move simultaneously. • The box and side channels can be invisibly hidden away: - The box can be integrated into the cavity wall, in which the fabric roll and motor can be easily assembled/disassembled from beneath. - The side channels can be hidden. - The bottom bar disappears into the box. - No vertical side beams are visible in the corner, maintaining the panoramic outside view. • It can also be perfectly installed during a renovation; the box can be surface-mounted in this case. • Electronically controlled: The two screens are powered by a single motor. A wind sensor is required. • Profiles can have an anodised finish or are available in any RAL colour. • Fabric choice: fibreglass fabric. Available in various colours. Applications : • Fixed glass-on-glass corner, e.g. glued corner joint • Open glass-on-glass corner, e.g. sliding windows • New construction/renovation

    RENSON® is a trendsetter in sun protection and closely follows new architectural trends. “Invisible architecture” is one such trend and nicely complements the desire for minimalism. RENSON® is taking perfect advantage of this development with Panovista Max. This new development is ideally suited to applications with glass-on-glass corner windows, for which conventional screens fail to provide a satisfying solution. The Panovista Max system is a sunscreen for corner windows, keeping any unpleasant aluminium profiles or cables from being permanently visible in the corner. Both sides of the system are simultaneously rolled off or up and provide the desired shade for a living or working space, without losing the view of the panorama outside the building. This solution is almost invisibly integrated into the building’s architecture. The box and side channels can be aesthetically hidden away and even the bottom bar disappears into the box once the screen is fully rolled up.

  • LUXLINE LA FENETRE PVC A OUVRANT CACHE, Performance is not a LUX*ury

    By: SOCREDIS
    Stand J 66

    A stylish range of PVC joinery profiles for window and French door systems with hidden sash.

    Since the sash is hidden behind the frame, the glazing is optimized by about 10% compared to a conventional PVC joinery, improving thermal performance, acoustic and light transmission, as it increases the solar factor too. Integration of a third sealing barrier brings up A.W.W. (Air tightness. Water tightness. Wind-load resistance ranking) performance to: A*4 W*9A W*A3. Not to mention that this barrier acts of burglary retardant and protects the hardware. Ensues significant economic interests as to the coloration that's henceforth required on the frame only (Case of Dual-staining): stock is then needed for sashes only. In addition, reinforcement is therefore tied to the size range and not the color. As to the frame coloration, there are many lamination, covering or lacquering solutions for modern, durable and customizable results.

    The LUXline window is innovative since its opening seems to be hidden only because of a "trompe l'oeil" effect : The outer facing of the opening is surrounded by a black seal giving the illusion of continuity with the frame. Remaining traditional carpentry , window adapts perfectly to the techniques already adopted by PVC joinery manufacturers , especially domestic parclosage system, minimizing the impact of the introduction of new products from the manufacturer.


  • KANADA FD VISION, Sliding folding door

    By: INITIAL / KAWNEER
    Stand E 17

    KANADA FD folding sliding door allows large openings. In his angle version, the retractable pole to open space without visual break. This opening method combines the advantages of the operation of a sliding door to those energy performance of a window and those of security gateways. It finds its place in all new projects and renovation in individual and collective residential or commercial (restaurant).

    The leaves of the folding sliding door KANADA FD can be up to 2900mm high and a maximum width of 1200mm. It adapts to the most varied projects Opening: 3, 4, 5, 6 panels and the corner version without intermediate post with 2, 3 or 4 panels on each side. All the panels are equipped with a 11mm peripheral seal thereby providing a uniform appearance to the assembly. Its technical characteristics and its ability to take up to 57mm glazing enable it to obtain excellent energy performance: Uw up to 1W / m².K; airtightness A * 4. To ensure flexible and sustainable maneuver the folding sliding door KANADA FD is equipped with rails, wheels, axis of rotation and stainless steel handles. To facilitate the transition and in accordance with the requirements of the standard PMR it offers the possibility to embed the rail down into the ground. Security is enhanced with multi closures falling hooks.

    The innovation of the sliding folding door KANADA FD is its ability to offer an opening angle with retractable corner post to open the living space to the outside without visual break. Its innovative aspect is reinforced by its technical characteristics that achieve an easier maneuver to joinery a sliding door, also sealed a knock on window and reassuring as a gateway.


  • SMART & SMOOTH RS100 IO, Connected motor for smart roller shutters

    By: SOMFY FRANCE
    Stand H 23

    With S&SO RS100, Somfy innovates with the first smart & smooth tubular motor reinventing the rolling shutter movement. Somfy sets a new benchmark in terms of visible quality, acoustic comfort, reliability and traceability. The rolling shutter motorized with S&SO RS100 is connected & controlled via a Smartphone, tablet & computer.

    The connected rolling shutter motorized with S&SO RS100 gives a feeling of well-being at home, thanks to the mastered smooth movement; movement is totally controlled, coming to a gentle stop to protect the rolling shutter. The two-speed motor allows to adapt the movement of the shutters to suit users' preferences. Indeed, the S&SO RS100 motorized shutter provides enhanced acoustic comfort in the house. In "discreet mode" the rolling shutter is silent. The connected shutter by Somfy can be controlled at home & away thanks to TaHoma or Connexoon allowing scenarios implementation via a simple and user-friendly interface. For instance, the departure scenario enable the closure & turn-off all connected equipements. Finally, the motor contributes to home security by closing strongly the rolling shutter. The S&SO RS100 motor is fitted with a frost and obstacle detection.

    Connected, S&SO RS100 motor is adapted to the assembler's manufacturing process & traceability requirements.The first Plug & Play wireless motor has an automatic detection of the rotation direction. More than a motor, a complete eco-system: Smart&Smooth Operator combines the best of Somfy's innovation, for greater productivity during integration and installation, more custom-made solutions, a superior maintenance service and greater comfort for the inhabitants.

  • STORBOX 2.0, Roller shutter box with top performances

    By: DECEUNINCK SAS
    Stand H74

    Storbox 2.0 is a roller shutter box with a new design for new built and for renovation. Thanks to a reinforced thermal insulation, this device reaches exceptional thermal (Uc 1,0), acoustic (>45 dB) and airflow resistance (C4) performances. It is compatible with every type of windows, PVC, wood and also aluminum. Fully flexible, Storbox 2.0 is available in more than 60 colors: mass, foiled and coated finishing.

    Storbox 2.0 roller shutter box is fully flexible. The manufacturing and assembling technology is unique. It only needs 8 pieces, instead of 24 usually. NO screws NOR silicone are necessary for the assembly. A circumferential seal is integrated to the device. The finishing touch and the tightness are perfect. The access to the box is simple thanks to the manhole cover. The performances are excellent : the thermal coefficient Uc varies from 0.8 to 1.2 following chosen configurations; the air resistance data is C4 whatever the type of handling (windlass, motor and strap); the acoustic data is exceeding 45 dB. Two box heights are available, 220 and 190 mm, for a same 240 mm depth, without steel reinforcement, which can reach a 3000 mm length. This device gets a technical advice.

    Storbox 2.0 is the first roller shutter box which can be assembled without any screws or silicone. It needs 3 times less time than usual common assembling needed time. This allows a significant saving. This new box gets the best air resistance classification for every type of boxes and configurations. It belongs to any windows materials, PVC, wood and also aluminum.

  • MYPRICER, The first 100%WEB joinery App

    By: ELCIA
    Stand H 35

    MyPricer is the first 100% web-based application software carpentry suppliers can provide to their craftspeople clients who don’t have specialised software. This application makes it easy to create accurate, sales-oriented quotes and place complete, precise orders with only an internet-enabled tablet, PC or smartphone. No more paper price lists! MyPricer is an excellent prospecting and customer service tool that saves time and money for manufacturers and their clients.

    Today 30,000 craftspeople get materials directly from suppliers or distributors. The result? The supplier has to distribute many price lists, process quote requests, and manually enter orders with all the problems of using paper: time-consuming data capturing, data entry errors, incomplete orders, and more. These “hidden costs” can represent 8 to 12% of the order’s total value. MyPricer greatly reduces manufacturers’ hidden costs: Granting access is simple: with one click, the manufacturer can invite a client to create an account. After account creation, they can immediately access the application. With this web technology, suppliers can distribute large numbers of price lists and update them in real time at a lower cost. For users, the estimating tool is simple and intuitive, and doesn’t require them to install any software. The craftsperson can manage client files, create and modify quotes, and send orders to their manufacturer. The manufacturer receives precise and complete orders in PDF or XML format. With MyPricer, hidden costs now only make up 2% of the transaction value. Since MyPricer is hosted by ELCIA, there is no need to spend money on servers. ELCIA also handles application maintenance and administration, guaranteeing uninterrupted service, data security and confidentiality, and quick response times.

    MyPricer uses ELCIA's new web configurator where product and price parameters are defined. Using this configurator, the craftsperson configures products with all the options their end customers need. ProDevis, ELCIA's best-selling software solution, uses this same configurator, which can also be sold to manufacturers and branded for use on their websites or in their ERP or CRM. This allows manufacturers a customized solution from any interface that is easy to maintain for customers and internal teams.

  • AMBIAL, Multi-space folding door

    By: TECHNAL
    Stand E 31

    The new folding door AMBIAL® offers wide openings. Dedicated to establishments receiving public, it allows extension of a restaurant or coffee room on a terrace, blurring the boundary between inside and outside. Its large XXL dimensions, its numerous applications, its elegant design which is now officially registered and its improved thermal performance make it an ideal partner for projects.

    AMBIAL® design has been registered. Finishings have been designed down to the smallest details to offer an elegant door both in closed and open positions: flush profiles, thin and well-balanced visible parts, concealed hardware. With its 75 mm module integrating glazed sections of up to 52 mm, the door's performance can reach a Uw coefficient of Uw = 0,95 W/m².K with Ug = 0,5 W/m².K (5 leavesL 6 m x H 3 m). Air performance: Class 3 Water: Class 8A Wind: Class C3. The multi-spaces folding door AMBIAL® is distinguished by its large dimensions up to 12 meters long by integrating up to 10 leaves, with a maximum of 3 m height and 1.2 m width each. Each leaf can carry a load up to 150 kg. AMBIAL® offers a variety of configurations to adapt to all types of needs: opening from the center or from one side, towards the exterior or the interior.

    Design is at the user's service with ergonomic handles. Hardware (hinges, rollers...) is concealed by the black covers covers for a greater finish when the door is open. Manufacturing is made easier because each hardware item comes with its cover. Manufacturers and installers save valuable time on site. Profiles and accessories are reversible and allow openings towards the interior or exterior.


  • THE 2016 DESIGN AWARD
  • QUBICA FLAT, The bicolor designed cassette awning

    By: KE FRANCE
    Stand N 52

    Outdoor bicolor customisable cassette awning designed by the Italian designer Robby CANTARUTTI.

    Outside awning exclusively built in aluminium and with inox screws, proposed with 6 different standard colors'combinations (CE marked including wind classification), the applied warranty is 5 years. Dimensions are large: FLAT model presents a maximum width of 12 000 mm with a maximum projection of 3 600 mm. The cassette of the awning has a very small dimension of 15cm and thanks to its square form and integrated supports there is no interspace between it and the wall. It can be presented with acrylic fabrics as welle as technical one (limited to 3 100mm for the projection) and it will perfectly integrate teh external trend of the decoration. The spin cable arms are benefitted from an ingenious system avoiding any frotting on the fabric while closing or opening the cassette and as a consequence this is limiting any deformation usually brought to the fabric. Many options can be added : leds in arms, heating and coordonated painting kit, music and/or lighting kit, various motorizations including domotic functions.

    Bicolor possibilities for this exclusively in aluminium made outside awning, the customer can choose among standard colors the combination he wants to have between the cassette and the decorative front bar. This innovation makes it possible for the QUBICA Flat to perfectly integrate on one hand the architectural style and on the other hand the already existing external decorative trend. Beautiful and innovative thanks to the new conception of the Italian designer Robby CANTARUTTI and though offering hight fonctionality performances.

  • THE 2016 DESIGN AWARD
  • PLEASE FIND BELOW THE 23 NOMINATED INNOVATIONS:
  • SOLAR PRO BY OZROLL, Modular solar charging system

    By: OZROLL EUROPE PTY LTD
    Stand L 80

    The system has been designed to operate the 12V DC motors of the OZRoll Drive System but can also be used with most other DC motors. Thus SOLAR PRO is an independent and autonomous power supply system for motorization of shutters, awnings, venetian blind, window shutters but also for other applications such as window openers, garage doors, gates etc.. The modular structure which allows to compose customized units for each customer. This structure also allows easy and economic servicing and environmental friendly exchange of components.

    SOLAR PRO by OZRoll is a modular solar charging system which incorporates rechargeable batteries, power managment and RF receiver. Thus the SOLAR PRO can be seen as an independent and autonomous power supply system for motorization in roller-shutters, awnings, venetian blind, window shutters but also for other applications such as window openers, garage doors, gates etc.. The SOLAR PRO unit is simply connected to the motor with a two-lane cable and easily fixed with two mounting clips to the shutter, awning or other application. The modular structure allows to adapt the SOLAR pro to any customer requirement, i.e. with different battery types, solar modules with varying capacities and customized electronic modules ( 12V/24V, customer-specific RF receivers and control systems). It also facilitates service and exchange of single components which makes it economically advantageous for the end user and environmental friendly.

    The modular structure of SOLAR PRO is unique and offers maximum flexibility as well as easy and environmental friendly servicing. The concept of creating an autonomous power supply unit makes SOLAR pro suitable for almost all automatization applications “around the opening”, allows extremely economic assembly and installation. Due to the modular concept SOLAR pro can be adapted to almost every customer requirement.

  • PLEASE FIND BELOW THE 23 NOMINATED INNOVATIONS:
  • PANOVISTA MAX, The vertical store for glass corner windows

    By: RENSON VENTILATION N.V
    Stand N 06

    This screen is ideally suited to applications with glass-on-glass corner windows. The view of the panorama outside is maintained: the box and side channels are invisibly hidden away. The box can be integrated into the cavity wall. Maximum width of 6000 mm on each side and 3400 mm of height.

    Product : • Both sides of this corner sun protection move simultaneously. • The box and side channels can be invisibly hidden away: - The box can be integrated into the cavity wall, in which the fabric roll and motor can be easily assembled/disassembled from beneath. - The side channels can be hidden. - The bottom bar disappears into the box. - No vertical side beams are visible in the corner, maintaining the panoramic outside view. • It can also be perfectly installed during a renovation; the box can be surface-mounted in this case. • Electronically controlled: The two screens are powered by a single motor. A wind sensor is required. • Profiles can have an anodised finish or are available in any RAL colour. • Fabric choice: fibreglass fabric. Available in various colours. Applications : • Fixed glass-on-glass corner, e.g. glued corner joint • Open glass-on-glass corner, e.g. sliding windows • New construction/renovation

    RENSON® is a trendsetter in sun protection and closely follows new architectural trends. “Invisible architecture” is one such trend and nicely complements the desire for minimalism. RENSON® is taking perfect advantage of this development with Panovista Max. This new development is ideally suited to applications with glass-on-glass corner windows, for which conventional screens fail to provide a satisfying solution. The Panovista Max system is a sunscreen for corner windows, keeping any unpleasant aluminium profiles or cables from being permanently visible in the corner. Both sides of the system are simultaneously rolled off or up and provide the desired shade for a living or working space, without losing the view of the panorama outside the building. This solution is almost invisibly integrated into the building’s architecture. The box and side channels can be aesthetically hidden away and even the bottom bar disappears into the box once the screen is fully rolled up.

  • PLEASE FIND BELOW THE 23 NOMINATED INNOVATIONS:
  • TECHACOUSTIC BY TECHNAL

    By: TECHNAL
    Stand E 31

    TECHACOUSTIC® BY TECHNAL software, developed in partnership with GAMBA ACOUSTIQUE, estimates the acoustic performance of joinery systems according to a given configuration. It’s the only tool on the market able to ensure, whatever the composition, an evaluation accuracy to more or less 1 dB near, the equivalent of a laboratory test. Prime contractors get in a few clicks, the performance of their choice. This software also performs accurate modeling of complex sets and large dimensions solutions.

    This software enables the accurate assessment of a window’s acoustic performance in a few clicks. Users begin by entering their choice of frame: they select the range, version (single or composite) and the type of opening. A "freestyle" option also enables them to create a bespoke joinery assembly according to their requirements. Users then specify the dimensions required and select their type of infill using the predefined glazing and panel database. Once these items have been entered, the software instantly provides the product's European Rw (C; Ctr) and American (STC) acoustic reduction indexes. It also plots the acoustic reduction curve for the whole of the frequency spectrum from 100 to 3,150 Hz. These results can be printed out in the form of a report and given to the customer. Simple and intuitive aid tool, this software ensures a quality of service and optimizes the choice of joinery products.

    TECHACOUSTIC® BY TECHNAL is the only tool on the market that can provide an assessment to an accuracy of 1 dB of the acoustic performance of an aluminum carpentry. It optimizes the definition of a TECHNAL window to correspond to the acoustic regulations setting airborne sound insulation of DNTA , tr 30 dB minimum front .

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