[image_0]"For several years, Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Deceuninck North America have successfully worked together to advance applications for windows and doors, said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck North America. "Bayer's collaborative nature has played an important role in helping our organization develop technologies that lead to new and innovative offerings, such as this balcony door. "Since inventing polyurethane chemistry more than 70 years ago, Bayer has continually applied its expertise to push the technology forward, said John Hayes, principal scientist, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. "We utilise our dedicated, global customer development and support team to help open up new markets and new applications for our customers. Coupling together Bayer's specially formulated grade of Baydur PUL polyurethane and pultrusion know-how with Deceuninck's expertise to design and develop tooling, and rapidly pultrude complex shapes were keys to the success of the balcony door.[image_1] Strong yet lightweight, Rovex products are non-corrosive, non-conductive, and offer superior structural, thermal and environmental performance - all attributes that make it an alternative to conventional materials, according to Deceuninck. Notably, the good thermal properties that can be achieved by using a polyurethane-glass composite can translate into energy savings for customers. This is particularly timely as thermal performance requirements continue to increase, such as the Energy Star Version 6.0 Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Specification, which will become effective in two phases, beginning 1 January 2015. The "Innovation Award for Architecture + Windows, Doors and Facades, was presented to Inoutic by the European architecture journals AIT and xia intelligente architecktur. Judges praised the "mechanical performance and process advantages of the profile and were impressed with the slim line and design freedom with regard to the colour and feel. The award was presented during Fensterbau 2014, a leading trade show In Europe for windows, doors and facades.