GBW have just celebrated manufacturing their 100,000th foiled door panel and thanks to the use of the CoolSkin® product from 3D Laminates, product remakes now account for just 0.035% of production.
The once problematic performance of door panels is now very much a distant memory for companies such as GBW and for the last 6½ years, they have been exclusively manufacturing foiled door panels with CoolSkin® technology from 3D Laminates. The company has a long-term agreement with one of the country’s leading home improvement companies for all door panels, supplying in excess of 1,000 panels every month.
The company was part of the Caradon Group up until 2002 and is now a stand alone business, headed up by managing director Mark Cuthbert. The success of the business is also evident in the export market with sales of door panels now exceeding 4,000 per annum for the French market.
In the UK market, the Colordor range has been a big success, offering 10 colour/woodgrain finishes with a laminated CoolSkin® exterior with colours such as red, blue, anthracite grey and woodgrains such as Irish Oak. The 5-chambered PVCu door frames are also made with a perfectly matching window grade PVCu foil for uniformity and lasting weathering.
Mark Cuthbert, managing director of GBW commented: ‘We have a strong relationship with 3D Laminates and rightly so, their CoolSkin® technology has quite simply revolutionised the door panel market. While we have our own composite door offering, door panels still remain a fundamental part of our business.’
Mark Lofthouse, managing director of 3D Laminates concluded: ‘GBW have been a valued customer of ours for a number of years and know how to make a high quality door panel. It’s important for us to work with companies like this, so we can continue to innovate with our CoolSkin door sheets.
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