The Alumil Company is a leader in the production of aluminum profiles; while using state-of-the-art technology and operating in line with the circular economy model, they fulfil their mission of sustainability. We spoke with Ivana Petronijević, an architect consultant in Alumil, about the advantages of different products, creative processes, adaptability to living space, innovative production lines and investments in environmental protection.
Q: Alumil has a comprehensive product range of different window and door systems. What are their most important features, and what could you tell us about the functionality of these products?
A: Aluminum is an extremely formable material and ensures the production of very durable and, at the same time, minimally visible dimensions in the built-in position. Also, the geometry of our aluminum profiles ensures the installation of advanced thermal breaks, as well as glass units of different thicknesses, which promotes the high thermal performance of the positions as a whole. During the production process, starting from the selection of quality raw materials through the expertise of our employees at the production facilities, we rely a lot on our research and development team, who follow the latest architectural trends, and on the internal quality control of our products. We install tools that expedite system production, and we are also actively cooperating with international institutes to certify our products. Today’s technology makes it possible to find solutions for large-dimension openings, as well as openings with atypical shapes, thus providing a solution to even the most demanding architectural projects.
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Q: Which product would you highlight in particular? How do they contribute to the comfort of staying on the premises?
A: As a company with a very wide product portfolio of sliding systems for different types of buildings, we diverged all our products into SUPREME, SMARTIA and COMFORT product lines. The SUPREME and SMARTIA categories comprise aluminum systems with thermal breaks, while the COMFORT segment comprises systems without thermal breaks. Regarding the SUPREME and SMARTIA product lines, I would like to highlight PHOS sliding systems, known for their minimalist design. The word ‘phos’ is Greek and means ‘light’. We chose it because it best describes these products, which, thanks to the extremely minimal dimension of the visible aluminium, allow much more natural light into the space, as well as an uninterrupted view and panorama. PHOS systems provide maximum comfort, and in addition to aesthetics, they have a high load capacity, which enables the glazing of large openings.
Q: What kind of glass would be the best fit for these kinds of doors and windows?
A: The thickness, type, and number of panes in the glass unit are calculated according to Uw calculations and following the regulations for the appropriate climate zone in the country. A wide selection of glass types is available in the market today, which makes it possible to achieve appropriate performance even with double-layered glass. It is especially important to remember that the dimensions of sliding openings are usually more than 2.2m wide, very often with heights over three meters, which means that the wings are quite heavy and need profiles that can stand such load, in addition to appropriate moving mechanisms.
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