MUNDUS – Award winning design for toughened glass assemblies

DORMA’s new patch fittings match the most common glass cut-outs used around the world.

MUNDUS – Award winning design for toughened glass assemblies

Ennepetal, 19.01.2014. It is the sophisticated appearance that first catches the eye. DORMA has successfully applied its exciting new design formula in creating a range of patch fittings capable of accommodating all 24 standard types of toughened-glass assembly, not to mention room structures with 90° angled fittings and other customized solutions. The German Design Council awarded the MUNDUS fittings as “Interior Innovation Award – Winner 2015”, which demonstrates the high design quality of the MUNDUS fittings. Clearly defined edges blend into attractively radiused corners. The smooth, flat fitting cap comes in stainless steel, aluminum or even glass – in various color finishes, with a very feint dark trim that almost disappears, leaving only the impression of a shadow. There are no visible fixings to interfere with the smooth surface. The cap materials and colors are aligned to general architectural trends for ready adaptation to the color scheme of the building. And DORMA has its choice of finishes under constant review to keep abreast of changing market requirements.

 

The technical possibilities embodied in the fittings are equally impressive. The cover dimensions and the fixings match the most common glass cut-outs encountered around the world – a big advantage when retrofitting to existing glass. The fittings come with integrated multi-dimensional adjustability, amongst others allowing for a choice of pivot points between 52 and 73 mm and perfect alignment of the glass panels. The possible glass thicknesses range from 8 to 22 mm; the glass type used can be single pane toughened glass or laminated safety glass. With the latter, MUNDUS offers even more impressive benefits. The lamination film provides diverse optical possibilities and can also serve as a technical feature, e. g. for sound absorption. Or an electric pulse can switch the glass from transparent to opaque for more privacy. Even more relevant for LSG is the safety argument. Particularly when, instead of toughened glass, semi-tempered glass is used for the LSG unit. This actually provides for a maximum in post-breakage residual strength. Previously, the use of laminated glass was beset with problems such as aging of the lamination film resulting in a loss of clamping force. Now DORMA has a solution: Its new Clamp & Glue technology is available across its range of glass fixing products. With glue-fixing, the MUNDUS fittings hold the glass panels securely in place without affecting their adjustability, which remains possible at any time.

 

 

DORMA has successfully applied its exciting new design formula in creating the MUNDUS patch fittings

 

 

 

About DORMA GROUP

 

DORMA is the trusted global partner for premium access solutions, security systems & services enabling better buildings. With over 100 years of tradition behind it, the company offers holistic solutions covering all facets of door operability – from hinges, locks, closers and floor springs to automatic door systems and time & access control solutions. DORMA also supplies horizontal sliding wall systems. In fiscal 2013/2014 (June 30), the DORMA Group generated consolidated sales amounting to 1,060 million euros. Headquartered in Ennepetal, the internationally active DORMA Group is represented in more than 50 countries and employs some 7,500 people worldwide.

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