The new exhibition stand surprised and convinced this year in equal measure: A completely new stand concept offered a new, appealingly modern architecture as well as a very structured, clear presentation of themes and patterns.
“This deliberately clear structure corresponding to the areas of windows, doors and facade and the successful integration of systems, exhibits and technical features into the overall picture of the trade fair stand was very well received by our visitors and enabled really good work at the stand”, explains Oliver Rang, Sales Manager at AKOTHERM, and continues: “With our new stand concept, we have absolutely achieved the goal of finding a balanced combination of structured product and multimedia presentation as well as competent personal advice. That confirms the throughout very positive resonance of the specialized visitors.”
Especially the AKOTHERM smoke and fire protection solutions received a lot of attention. The visitors were very impressed by the possibility of being able to construct a smoke and fire protection door through the simple extension of a standard system. With the AT 740 FR system, AKOTHERM impressively proved that effective fire and smoke protection and an appealing glass and frame construction do not have to be in conflict” In addition to using the profiles from the basic system with the corresponding accessories, the waiver of coolant is also a strong argument in favour of this system,” explains Jürgen Aschkowski, Head of Application Technology, and adds: “Processing is therefore very simple and hardly differs from that of a standard door. Wing sizes of approx. 1450 x 3000 mm can be realised without any problems”. The great interest in this sophisticated system solution was also documented in the first registrations for the upcoming fire protection seminar by and at AKOTHERM, which will form the obligatory basis for processing.
Aware that less is often more for architects and builders, AKOTHERM has developed a new, filigree frame system with which a maximum proportion of glass can be achieved: The window façade AT 5075, a façade-like window construction with a face width of only 50 mm, offers the greatest possible transparency. The faster and simpler processing and assembly compared to façade constructions make this system an economically interesting alternative for storey-high elements.
Also the zero barrier threshold was in the focus of the visitors. Due to the increasing demand for barrier-free living space, this solution met with particular interest among trade visitors. The exceedingly innovative solution includes a drainage system integrated into the threshold to prevent driving rain from penetrating the interior. The waterproofing is provided on the inside by a lowerable floor seal. Here, a proven and at the same time cost-effective design was deliberately used. The door system AT 740 SI was used for the implementation. Performance features such as burglar resistance, sound insulation, fire and smoke protection, in addition to the ability to release, thermal insulation and permanent function as well as air and driving rain tightness are particularly noteworthy and make this system solution a real multifunctional solution.
An inconspicuous component with a big effect – and that is why the trade fair visitors paid special attention – the transparent ventilation flap as an insert element in the façade. Many small convincing
details result from the approach of combining a standard window sash with a turn-slide fitting. The resulting advantages: a fitting in which the pivot point shifts towards the centre. This prevents the handle from hitting the wall when it is turned 90°. Due to the narrow ventilation cross-section and the built-in rotation limiter, this solution also offers a fall protection.
The fair appearance perfect made the engaged fair team of the AKOTHERM GmbH, which convinced not only by technical authority, but also a really open and friendly atmosphere at the exhibition booth created. “In the comparison to the already very successful previous years we could register again a clear rise of the numbers of visitors, so Oliver Rang. “Existing partnerships were intensified and many valuable new contacts were made. We are very satisfied, it was an absolutely good week at the fair”, he sums up conclusively.