Colour ‘underpins recovery’

emplasEmplas has reported the continuing growth of its specialist spray-painting service, Kolorplas, driven by an increasing volume of installed foiled products.

Launched by the trade fabricator in autumn 2012, Kolorplas offers a full range of component painting services. This includes a dedicated service for fabricators and installers manufacturing or fitting the Profile 22 range, carrying ancillary products in stock and speeding up turnaround times to provide a 10-day service.

Mike Crewdson, sales and marketing director, Emplas, said: “Kolorplas was launched in September 2012 to meet demand from our own customers for coloured ancillary products.

“Now in its’ second year, the service is seeing rapidly growing but most importantly, sustained demand, reflective of the wider growth in foiled and sprayed products, which now includes the full Emplas window and door range.

“It’s a barometer of an increasingly healthy recovery in the window industry, in part driven by the second time replacement market where colour is a key differential.”

This is consistent with the findings of the Emplas State of the Market review. Published in January, this revealed that 80% of installers polled, expected colour and foils to be the basis for growth in 2014.

“We saw increasing volume of foiled frames and products processed last year and we fully expect that to continue this year. We see colour as underpinning ongoing recovery in the window industry,” added Crewdson.

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