Sliding shutters – sliding shutters for windows
Sliding shutters with HPL panels as infill were chosen as a practical and visually appealing sun protection. A special detail: The filling is pulled upwards over the running rails so that they partially cover the running rail.
Folding shutters are very common in Stuttgart, but especially in Hallschlag. Sliding shutters offer a particularly interesting alternative here, as they are much easier to operate. In addition, modern designs can be realised and large glass surfaces can also be attractively shaded.
Sliding shutters made of HPL panels – chic design and long service life
HPL is the abbreviation of the English term “High Pressure Laminate”. To put it simply, paper webs are pressed together by means of an adhesive (different resins) under high pressure and heat. The result is a panel material that is very hard-wearing, stable and above all extremely weather-resistant.
The outermost paper webs can be covered with a decorative surface or solid colours so that a wide variety of looks can be reproduced.
Weather-resistant and decorative sliding shutter infill panels
For example, panels with a wood look can be produced that look like a wooden panel but do not have the disadvantages of wood in terms of stability and weather resistance.
Furthermore, it is possible to “press” a 3-dimensional haptic in an additional step, so that even a near-natural surface structure can be reproduced. It then not only looks as if the panel were made of stone, for example, but it also feels like it and creates natural reflections, shadows and reflections.
The surfaces are very closed and therefore easy to clean. All in all, HPL panels are a suitable material when it comes to choosing durable and visually appealing panels for sliding shutters.
Visible and invisible fastening of HPL panels
The panel material can be visibly attached to a supporting metal frame from the front using dyed rivets, as shown in the example here. Alternatively, there are systems for concealed mounting using so-called undercut anchors or adhesive systems. Also available are systems in which a retaining profile engages in a groove milled around the side.
With any type of fastening, it should be noted that the panel material usually has a different expansion behaviour than the substructure. Since the shutter of sliding shutters is not firmly anchored to the substructure, fixed and floating bearings must be used to ensure that the material can work on the frame. Trust our experience here so that your sliding shutter does not “make a banana” later on.