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VS manufacturer RSVP to FIT

» FAST-GROWING SASH window manufacturers Victorian Sliders have confirmed that they ’ ll be exhibiting at the rescheduled 2021 FIT Show this September .
The fenestration sector ’ s biggest and most celebrated trade event had originally been planned for May . However , following the announcement of a third national coronavirus lockdown , the decision was taken to postpone it until September .
It ’ s a move that Victorian Sliders completely endorses , as Group Managing Director Andy Jones explains .
“ I ’ m sure it wasn ’ t an easy decision to make , but we totally support the FIT Show in choosing to reschedule .
“ If we ’ ve all learned anything in the last year , it ’ s that the pandemic is extremely unpredictable - and when the third lockdown was imposed in response to rapidly rising cases , it quickly became clear that an event of that kind just wouldn ’ t be feasible in the Spring .
“ In the long run , I actually think it ’ ll make for a more successful show . By the late summer , tens of millions of people around the country will have been vaccinated , and I suspect more will attend as a result .
“ After a year in which the usual business meetings and network events haven ’ t been possible , there ’ s a real appetite to get together , take stock , and see what the best firms in British fenestration have to offer in 2021 .
“ Hopefully , if all goes to plan , and restrictions on large gatherings are relaxed , we ’ ll be showcasing a host of new innovations on what will be our biggest ever FIT Show stand by far .
“ We ’ re looking forward to seeing customers and friends from throughout the industry at the NEC in September .”
FIT Show event director , Nickie West added : “ We ’ re really excited to have secured the support of Victorian Sliders for our September event . We are anticipating that there will be more new products on display than ever at FIT Show 2021 , and we can always rely on Victorian Sliders to put on a show-stopping display of the latest sliding sash windows .
“ We know that our trade visitors , installers in particular , will be heading straight to the Victorian Sliders stand to see , touch and feel these latest products for the very first time .”
www . victoriansliders . co . uk

A future worth living in

As part of its sustainability strategy , profine GmbH has recently been awarded the VinylPlus Product Label , following a demanding certification process .
» THE VINYLPLUS PRODUCT Label is the sustainability seal for PVC building products . Products that are characterised by high performance and sustainability are easily recognised by this certificate for end customers , manufacturers and markets . The partner companies from the window and door sector can use the label to advertise KÖMMERLING profile systems and sheets , for example in tenders and to promote their green credentials to consumers .
The sustainability label was developed by VinylPlus , the European PVC industry ’ s voluntary commitment to sustainable development , in close cooperation with the Building Research Establishment ( BRE ) and The Natural Step ( TNS ).
As is usual with certification procedures , a system provider must prove in independently conducted audits that certain key requirements are met . The criteria include , among other things , the responsible procurement of PVC raw materials and additives , closed material cycles and recycling , a sustainable energy and climate strategy , and process management requirements . In essence , it must be ensured that PVC as a raw material is sustainably sourced , processed and recycled . profine GmbH is authorised to use the VinylPlus Product Label in the European and UK sales regions , as well as for various products and systems in the area of profiles and sheets . To this regard , the label refers to the profine production sites in Berlin and Pirmasens .
As an official VinylPlus partner , profine GmbH supports the sustainable development of the European PVC industry . The company is also a member of key associations and initiatives such as EPPA and the German Rewindo recycling network .
Dr . Peter Mrosik , Owner and CEO of profine Group , commented : “ We have set ourselves the goal of aligning our entire company to a future worth living in , and we understand sustainability to be a holistic task : from using high-quality raw materials , the production of energy-efficient systems and extensive recycling up to the implementation of our corporate social responsibility . The partnership with VinylPlus and the VinylPlus Product Label fully underline this philosophy .”
www . vinylplus . eu www . profine-uk . com www . kommerling . co . uk
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