Hydro and Orkla to combine aluminium extrusion businesses

Orkla ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA have agreed to combine the aluminium extrusion business of Sapa and Hydro’s Extruded Products, creating a world leading supplier of extruded aluminium solutions. The company will be a 50/50 joint venture owned by Orkla and Hydro, and called Sapa, with its headquarters in Oslo.

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Slough Bus Station - A Dramatic Symbol of Urban Regeneration

Curtain walling from architectural aluminium system specialists, Technal, has helped to create a highly visible new gateway and transport hub for the Berkshire town of Slough.

Designed by Bblur Architecture and built by McLaren Construction, Slough Bus Station is a bold new transport interchange that links the railway station and bus passengers to the town centre, replacing its infamous Brunel-designed bus station. It provides safe, enjoyable and efficient facilities and a new route into the main shopping areas, joining the north and south of the town which had long been separated by the A4 trunk road.

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Technal’s Low Rise Glazing System is now Patented

The new MODAL low rise façade system from architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, has received a European patent for its innovative and technically advanced design.

MODAL uses a completely unique modular framing system which gives specifiers the widest choice of configuration options currently available for low rise façades. It also radically reduces work on site – the framing modules are fully fabricated and assembled in the factory for better quality control, rapid installation and on-site glazing.

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Technal Curtain Walling for Spectacular New Leisure Complex in France

A new sustainable leisure complex in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is showcasing a range of façade options created using Technal’s Geode-MX aluminium curtain walling suite.

The Balneoludique de Gruissan swimming pool and spa complex is a 2,000sqm scheme located in a spectacular marine environment.  The new facility is designed by architects Chabanne & Partners to blend into the surrounding beach and pine forest and to offer protection from the prevailing north east winds.  It has created a series of intimate leisure spaces for the building users split into three zones – sport, relaxation and wellness.

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