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Innovative and sustainable: heroal at BAU

Title: Innovative and sustainable: heroal at BAU

Using the slogan "Blue is the new green", heroal is presenting its innovative and award-winning product portfolio, which opens up a new dimension of sustainable construction through the unique combination of ecological and economical aspects, from 14 to 19 January at BAU in Munich. Highlights being exhibited at their trade fair stand (Hall B1, Stand 310) by the aluminium systems supplier include, amongst others, the window system that won the Innovation Award for Architecture and Technology 2012.

Thanks to an innovative web geometry, heroal W 72 distinguishes itself with outstanding insulation values at optimal frame installation depth. The innovative insulating web technology – made from up to 62% renewable materials – that is used in heroal W 72 and in the heroal D 92 UD door system is a clear nod to sustainability. What's more, with the heroal rs hybrid, heroal demonstrates a ground-breaking roller shutter system that combines the advantages of an aluminium roller shutter system with those of textile sun protection and introduces its particularly flexible and economical pre-assembled roller door system: heroal RD 75. The aluminium systems specialist is further emphasising its expertise in the field of energy-efficient building shells with heroal C 50 façade systems that are suitable and certified for passive house systems and that also offer architects and planners significant creative freedom. The trade fair stand is no less pioneering than the products themselves – here a cutting-edge, non-linear multi-level communication concept with real-time 3D along with a media communication table ensure an equally impressive and informative product presentation.


Award-winning product design: the heroal W 72 window system

With heroal W 72, heroal proves that it can combine extremely good insulation values, outstanding design and sustainable production in one superb system. Thanks to the innovative web geometry the window system achieves a Uf value of 1.3 W/m²K with a frame depth of just 72 millimetres and thereby already fulfils the energy conservation requirements of the planned EnEV. The innovative insulating web technology, which is made from up to 62% renewable materials and is also used in the heroal D92 UD door system, is particularly energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly. The Innovation Award for Architecture and Technology 2012 was awarded for the heroal W 72 window system for the consistent combination of sustainability with intelligent and attractive design.


Maximum flexibility: the heroal D 92 UD door system

Designed to offer a highly flexible system, the heroal D 92 UD door provides planners and architects with a great amount of creative freedom – while at the same time impressing with excellent performance features for heat insulation, tightness against driving rain, burglary resistance and air permeability. The system is modular and is compatible with a wide range of freely selectable side parts, transom windows, door casements, infill panels and colours to suit individual design and performance requirements. Any subsequently desired adjustments and modifications can be quickly and easily implemented allowing the system to grow over generations. With the heroal D 92 UD, it has also been possible for the first time to create an aesthetically pleasing door with concealed strips with a low thermal coefficient of just Ud = 0.8 – 1.8 W/m²K.


Forward thinking: the heroal rs hybrid roller shutter system and the heroal RD 75 pre-assembled roller door

With the heroal rs hybrid roller shutter system, heroal demonstrates exactly how to combine the advantages of an aluminium roller shutter system with those of textile sun protection in one unique product. It is as durable, long-lasting and lightproof as an aluminium roller shutter – and simultaneously as cosy, quiet and compact as textile sun protection. Thanks to the roll-formed aluminium profiles on the exterior, the heroal rs hybrid has a class 4 wind load resistance and excellent sound and thermal insulating characteristics with a system width of 2.5 metres. Furthermore, the technical textiles used on the interior will give a pleasant feel to any living room and enable glare-free partial dim-out of the room. The system also opens and closes as quietly as textile sun protection and has a decidedly small winding diameter: with a blind height of 2.1 metres, it comes to only 12.5 centimetres. As a result, the system is also suitable for noise-sensitive areas, such as hotels or hospitals, and can be easily integrated into the thermal insulation system.

heroal is also breaking new ground with the heroal RD 75 pre-assembled roller door – the first completely pre-assembled, ready-made system in the product range. The system can be installed particularly quickly and economically and at the same time fulfils the highest demands on quality and technology: for example quick opening and closing times with extremely quiet roller shutter operation and high stability. With a roller door clear width of 4.8 metres, the heroal RD 75 has a class 4 wind load resistance. As far as size, design and equipment are concerned, the heroal RD 75 may be tailored to individual requirements in the industrial, commercial and private sectors. The extensive range of colours opens up great potential for creative freedom. The heroal RD 75 roller door system is optionally available with visual and ventilation profiles and can be equipped with an optoelectronic safety end slat (OSE) and an emergency hand crank handle (NHK).


Energy-efficient and attractive: heroal C 50 façade systems

With heroal C 50 façade systems, the Verl-based company presents a new and future-oriented generation of highly insulated façade systems. heroal C 50 HI fulfils the highest energy requirements. The heroal C 50 PH goes one step further: Featuring a design combining glass and sandwich panels with a thickness of 48 millimetres, the system achieves a Ucw value of 0.62 W/m2K and is thereby officially passive house certified by the ift Rosenheim. With heroal C 50 façade systems it is possible to create highly individual and attractive architectural concepts thanks to a multitude of finishing and installation variants available as alternatives – for example vertical or vertical-bending transom-mullion designs, and transom-transom or mullion-mullion façades. Further creative freedom arises thanks to various cover and pressure profiles as well as colour variation possibilities by means of hwr powder coating and anodizing of the aluminium profile. The range of applications of heroal C 50 façade systems reaches from sophisticated industry design through to innovative and energy-efficient office architecture – as large or polygonal façades, roof areas, light roof pyramids or conservatories.


Experience intuitive innovations: the heroal trade fair stand

For a simultaneously impressive and informative high-tech product presentation, heroal has developed a non-linear, multi-level communication concept with real-time 3D. At the same time, oversized product cross sections have been equipped with tangible user interfaces and they invite trade fair visitors to discover the innovations intuitively and playfully using LED-marked hotspots. Visitors receive further tailored information on a large multimedia communication table with multi-touch surface, which can be controlled by touching perspex entry screens. In addition to numerous optical and touch-based stimuli, for the first time acoustic elements, such as the sound bite specially created for the staging, have been implemented.