Since the beginning of time, people have been seeking for the “opening”. Even since the times of the
cracks and prehistoric walls, the small windows of Middle Ages and until the times of houses with
walls of windows, people have been trying to feel protected, but at the same time to be in a
permanent contact with the environment. So this is how it all began... with the desire of the
The window is a solution and a dynamic link between the house and the external environment, it can
protect or interact with the nature. The complexity of a window and the multiple characteristics within
it makes each project unique.
Aplast windows bring added value to any building and by their energy efficiency the investment is
payed off in time.
PEOPLE. IDEAS. VISIONS.
These are the necessary ingredients to create something outstanding. These are the elements which
transformed Aplast in one of the leading manufacturers of windows and doors with thermal-
insulating systems in Romania.
We are part of a well established european family. We are constantly investing in new technologies
research so we can bring to the market the most innovative solutions.
Imagine colors and space in all possible shapes. Imagine functionality in a lasting and easy to
maintain window. Imagine a window that can rather open the world more than close it.
These are the Aplast windows, windows that make the impossible possible.
First of all, we must talk about light. Light is
the origin of life and everything was
generated by it. Light is energy, vitality,
colour and therefore it plays an essential role
in the design and the layout of a window.Try
to create in your home your own type of
"opening” that could offer as much natural
light as possible.
You can start by ensuring a proper
illumination of the living room or dinning
room, since these are the areas where we
spend most of our time. Then, you can see
about your children's rooms.
Natural light plays an important role in their
psycho-motor development from the first
moments of their life to their first homework
If possible, try to design your house Lighting from two directions As for the offices, they should also be properly lighted. Create
in such a way that most of the time (windows on two walls), minimize effective "openings" and place offices in such a way that light
could be spent near a window. the appearance of shadows and can will not hinder your work.
offer extra brightness inside the
house throughout the day.
Without blindness effect
Natural light penetrates
easily through very high
windows which are Blindness effect through reflection
placed as close as
possible to the top of
the wall. Consequently,
the need of artificial
light is reduced.
Direct blindness effect
Another important aspect is the positioning of the windows on the wall of Wet rooms must be provided with a
the building. When they are properly positioned in the interior, the window that can ensure proper ventilation
windows are protected from bad weather and at the same time, the facade (thus eliminating the appearance of
of the building will have interesting effects (shadow effects). condensation).
Think of your house as a journey! If you want to have a good Windows facing north do not receive direct sunlight. The type
start, you must head towards the right direction. This is the of rooms which have windows to the north may become
point where you have to take into consideration the reading rooms or workshops due to the constant quality of the
orientation, the four cardinal points and the four seasons, light throughout the day, in every season.
since they influence the construction of each window.
Windows facing south receive a maximum of natural light Windows facing east and west receive maximum light in the
during winter but in the summer time it is recommended to summer time (from east in the morning and from west in the
protect these windows with overhangs or shutters (because afternoon). A special attention must be paid to the ones
the angle of incidence of the sunlight is greater in the summer facing west because in the summer time, during the period
time). when they are exposed to direct sunlight, outdoor
temperatures are very high. The glass with solar control
properties and the shutters are recommended for this type of
windows. The shutters mounted on the outside provide
WINDOWS Aplast windows can benefit from a special trickle vent that is VEN
mounted on the top part of the heat insulated window frame.
Aplast windows are tailored to fulfill the highest degree of demand.The qualities
This system allows an unrestricted air flow ensuring at the
comprised in a window depend on the destination and role that it needs to fulfill.
same time the highest level of security and also allows the
We will explore in more detail the elements that comprise a window and the way in
adjustment of the air flow. In this way, the heat loss through
which these can be combined to create a product that would meet the needs of
ventilation is minimized and the draught avoided.
Aplast windows with more than 70mm main frame thickness O-VENTILATIO
that have a tilt and turn opening, benefit from a micro-
Aplast windows offer a high level of thermal protection. By ventilation system. The positioning of the handle at a 45
using the Aplast windows one can reduce the energy degree angle from the tilt and turn opening allows the flow of
consumption in a home by up to 30%. air to circulate, therefore ensuring a permanent ventilation of
the room in conditions of maximum safety.
Aplast windows have multi-point locking system (2 to 5 SAFETY
Aplast windows use an advanced glass technology that will
locking points), depending on their dimension. For windows
reduce the greenhouse effect. In homes that have an east, south
and doors of greater dimensions, there can be up to 12 locking
or west facade, the solar insulation panes of glass will help
points, hence increasing the air tightness and the level of
minimize the use of air conditioning systems, thus reducing the
security. Aplast windows handles are provided with a special
electricity costs overall.
antitheft system that forbids the maneuvering of the window
Save over 50% of the costs needed to air-condition your home!
Aplast windows also offer a high degree of phonic insulation.
For houses located close to noise sources, we recommend the Aplast window benefit from an extended 5 years warranty.
use of a special type of heat insulated windows that offer an
extra level of phonic insulation.
WINDOWS TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Ÿ Mounting depth 60 mm
Ÿ 3 isolation chambers
Ÿ Thermal insulation of the profile Kp= 1,6 W/m²K
Ÿ Thermal insulation of the glass Kg= 1, 1 W/m²K
Ÿ G-U joinery
Elegance and gracefulness
Slim windows have a fine simple design. The profiles that are used for their frame are meant to be
very subtle. Due to this fact, a larger surface of the window is made of glass and therefore natural light
can penetratre into the room much more easily compared to the other types of windows.
A better lighting is ensured all day long and the need of artificial lighting is reduced. Meanwhile, the
level of thermal insulation is much higher. The rounded surface of the frame creates a fascinating
impression of delicacy.
Slim windows can be used for any type of residential building.
WINDOWS TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Ÿ Mounting depth 70 mm
Ÿ 5 or 6 isolation chambers
Ÿ Thermal insulation of the profile Kp= 1,1 W/m²K
Ÿ Thermal insulation of the glass Kg= 0, 8 W/m²K
Ÿ G-U joinery
Quality with no compromise
Imposing: this is the adjective that best describes the Robusto windows at first sight. The frames
made of 70 mm profiles are thick and solid, confering to the windows an extraordinary reliability.
Robusto windows will always look like new, being easy to handle and amazingly lasting.
Windows are meant to be used for a very long time, Robusto windows being the best evidence. Their
unique qualities make your home a more comfortable place from the first day and they maintain their
qualities year after year.
If you choose the revolutionary glass called Dual Protect, the qualities of the windows are
WINDOWS TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Ÿ Mounting depth 86 mm
Ÿ 6 isolation chambers
Ÿ Thermal insulation of the profile Kp= 0,8 W/m²K
Ÿ Thermal insulation of the glass Kg= 0,6 W/m²K
Ÿ Profile system with inbuild steel reinforcement
Ÿ 3 gaskets for protection
Ÿ Recommended for passive houses
Windows from the future
Behind the Vision windows lay a series of remarkable technologies that make us think of the future, but that
are available today. Vision windows mean 100% efficiency, quality and innovation.
100% efficiency because they offer an insulation level which is close to perfection, regardless the season.
100% quality because they are made of spectacular raw materials and using the best technologies.
100% innovation because every aspect which defines Vision windows is unique.
Vision windows do not only mean protection and low upkeep expenses, they also mean responsibility
towards the environment by the fact that they diminish the energy loss, sustaining a global project which is
still in the phase of “vision”, but which is transformed in reality by Vision windows today.
The technologies which transform Vision windows into a remarkable product are the following:
- The extremely efficient and reliable profiles;
- New Dual Protect Extreme glass which really offers an extreme protection;
- The new technology of brazing the glass to the frame which helps making the window tougher and
increases the level of solar, thermal and phonic insulation;
- The inbuilt steel reinforcement which eliminates the standard steel reinforcement and leads to the
decrease of the windows weight;
- The supplementary gasket system offers a better impermeability.
These are the technologies which transform Vision windows into an impressive product, which has no equal
Vision windows are the solution of the future, available at the present day.
The protective qualities of Vision As new level of architectural personalisation, the windows which
windows can be increased by the have curved elements can be easily and rapidly made.
Protection in any circumstances:
- Impeccable conception, with inbuild steel reinforcement and high quality gaskets;
- Impeccable resistance to downfalls;
- Remarkable resistance even in case of special thermic impact loads.
Vision windows ensure a Resistance at wind pressure
superior insulation level due to - Vision windows show a very high static resistance;
their gaskets which have 3 - They can face even extreme winds, aspiration and pressure;
levels of sealing. - The weight of the glass is carried in impeccably, due to the inbuild steel reinforcement and to the
way in which the frames are built.
Long lasting stability
- Vision windows have a great resistance in time, even if they have to face extreme loading.
They are differentiated by their
extraordinary energetic efficiency.
IMAGINE ANY COLOUR AND WE WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE!
Aplast windows are available in more than 220 colours. Due to the technology
we use in painting our windows we can offer a wide variety of shades,
according to the needs of our customers. The coloured windows can add an
interesting touch to the design of the indoor or outdoor of a building.
WOOD IMITATION WINDOWS
CLOSER TO NATURE!
With the new Aplast windows you can get closer to nature. Moreiche, mahogany, gold oak, dark
oak, walnut, light oak are just a part of the wood imitation textures.
You can combine the functionality and the reliability of the pvc windows with the allure of the
traditional wood windows.
MOREICHE MAHOGANY GOLD OAK
WALLNUT DARK OAK LIGHT OAK
The colours presented above are for your reference only. The photos are not contractual. Before
choosing the desired colour, please consult demo samples available in the Aplast stores.
ATTENTION TO DETAILS
1. Triple glazing
2. Silica gel
3. Glazing bead
4. Steel reinforcement
5. Pvc profile
Compensation profiles Design and safety Stiffness profile
When we deal with gaps of Aplast window handles have a The combination of two or
different sizes formed between special protection system to more large panels is done by
the windows and the walls we can prevent opening from outside the 3 directions using stiffness profiles which
use compensation profiles that house. adjustable hinge ensure stability and resistance
facilitate the installation of When the handle is moved in in time. These elements of
windows along uneven surfaces different positions, it activates a resistance offer extra safety
and at the same time offer a locking mechanism, which does and ensure protection against
pleasant design. Compensation not allow external handle house breaking.
profiles are available in operation.
dimensions between 20 mm and
Profile change of angle (90 degrees)
Profile change of variable angle
For windows that are mounted on two sides (e.g. balconies) we use a
profile changing the angle (90 degrees) which ensures tightness and If windows are mounted on an atypical facade (for example, having
resistance in time. the shape of a semicircle), we use profiles change of variable angle.
Casement windows Tilt and turn windows Folding windows Sash windows Oscillo sliding windows
These are the most common type of They combine the functionality with This type of opening is recommended This type of opening is used both for
windows. security by allowing you to ventilate for the doors and the windows windows and doors mounted
the air in complete safety. Tilt and mounted indoor. The contact outdoor. It gives you the possibility to
turn system from Aplast benefits between the sash and the casement save space when opening the
from a micro-ventilation system. The is made by brushes, which reduces window and ventilate the room in
position of the handle at a 45 degree the phonic and thermal insulation. complete safety.
angle from the tilt and turn opening
ensures air circulation, therefore
offering a permanent ventilation of
the room in conditions of maximum
The shutters offer a high thermal and heat insulation and also give
the possibility of shading the room. Optionally, the shutters can be
When windows are replaced, it is
equipped with insect nets.
recommended to mount the interior or
exterior window sills. Exterior sills are
Superposed shutters are mounted at the same time with the
meant to prevent possible infiltrations
window, at the top of the frame.
from arising due to the contact
between the window and the wall.
Applied shutters can also be mounted after changing the windows.
Interior and exterior sills eliminate the
need of capital repairs which may
1. Thermo insulated glass Shutters are available in a wide range of colours, both painted and
appear after the installation of the
window and confer an aesthetic and 2. Pvc profile
pleasant aspect. A particular profile
(called solbanc) is used for mounting 3. Interior pvc sill INSECT SCREEN
the window sills. This one insures
reliability, tightness and a correct 4. Exterior aluminium sill
position of the sill.
Insect screen fitted Shutters insect screens
GLASS AND SOLAR RADIATION
Solar energy that gets into a room through a window is absorbed by objects and the interior walls. By
heating, they are releasing thermal radiation. The Low-E glass keeps this thermal energy inside the
house and facilitates the development of the greenhouse effect. For example, the greenhouse effect
can be observed in a car which is stationary in the sunlight with closed windows.
To avoid heating effects due to the greenhouse effect we can:
1. ensure air flow;
2. use shutters for shading;
3. use windows with low energy transmission - "solar control glass”.
CLEAR + CLEAR CLEAR + LOW-E DUAL PROTECT
- reduced thermal protection - thermal protection (winter) - thermal protection (winter)
- favors the emergence condensation - economy for heating - solar protection (summer)
- high cost for heating - increases the greenhouse effect - economy for heating
- high cost for electricity bills (in the summer) - economy for electricity bills
(air conditioning) - thermal discomfort (in the summer) when using air conditioning
THERMAL PROTECTION SOLAR PROTECTION
during winter during summer
Aplast puts forward a revolutionary product which has the ability of severely reducing the expenses: The new Dual Protect Extreme glass offers the highest level of heat insulation amongst all windows.
Dual Protect glass. Due to its remarkable qualities, it can almost cancel the greenhouse effect which appears during
Up to now, the main utility of the windows was to protect against the cold weather and to reduce the summer inside the buildings leading to more efficient climate maintenance in any season. Moreover
expenses during winter time. the energy use is reduced and the optimal comfort is maintained.
Along with the usage of Dual Protect glass, the window became a mean of reducing the expenses
during summer time. Compared to the other types of glass, Dual Protect Extreme glass offers an impressive solar
protection, twice better than the Low-E glass and 50% above the one offered by Dual Protect glass
Dual Protect ensures:
- Thermal insulation during winter and reduces the heating expenses;
- Heat insulation during summer and reduces the ventilation expenses, air conditioning being less
With this type of glass the elimination of greenhouse effect takes place without diminishing the
You do not need to use shading systems to remove heat from the building. You can now enjoy natural
light during summer and meanwhile, avoid overheating of the rooms exposed to solar rays by using
windows with Dual Protect glass.
Dual Protect is a solar control glass. This type of glass is superior to Low-E glass and meets the current
needs of the customers affected by global heating.
GLASS AND THERMAL INSULATION Simple glass 4mm
Thermo insulating glass
4mm - 16mm - 4mm
Thermo insulating glass Triple glazing glass
4mm - 16mm - 4mm
(clear - air - clear) (low-emissivity + argon)
A window separates two environments that generally have different temperatures. As in the case of a
wall, there is a transfer of heat between the hot and cold environment, the window playing the role of EXTERIOR
a dynamic link. In addition to this, the window allows the penetration of solar rays into the room
which generates more free heat.
The thermal transfer through any type of wall takes place due to:
Kg= 5,8W(m²K) Kg= 2,8W(m²K) Kg= 1,1W(m²K)
The lesser the index value of K, the higher the index of thermal insulation.
1. CONDUCTION 2. CONVECTION 3. RADIATION
heat transfer between 2 bodies heat transfer between heat transfer which The amount of natural light that penetrates the room depends on the design of the window. If you
that are in direct contact. a solid surface and a fluid, result from exchange wish to get as much natural light, create large openings and configure the windows in such a way that
gas or liquid. radiation between 2 bodies found
they will not represent a hindrance for the natural light.
at different temperatures.
Withouth window | 100% Fixed window | 80% Window with opening | 55% Window with opening
and sprose | 45%
Heat transfer through a wall by conduction, convection and radiation is expressed by the "K” coefficient.
2. Preparing the joinery for installation.
If the window is mobile, the casement will be disassembled. If the window is fixed, the glazing beads will be disassembled.
3. Fixing the sash into the wall.
The joinery must be fixed in the rough opening using spacers all around it and measuring it with the level to make sure it is
perfectly straight. When the joinery is set in the separators it has to be fixed on the mounting screws. If the mounting holes
are already made in the factory, one must drill the holes in the wall. The last stage is fixing the screws or mounting anchors.
One must fix the mounting screws in the following order:
1 1. Sash - top;
- sides (down screws);
2. Casement - remaining screws.
3. Solbanc The mounting screws must be chosen according to the type of the walls. They should penetrate the wall at least 50 mm in
2 4. Interior sill concrete, 100 mm in the bricks and 150 mm in BCA.
4. Exterior sill
4. Filling the space between the wall and joinery.
5. Polystyrene The space between the wall and joinery must be insulated against air and humidity. This space is to be filled with
polyurethane foam. The foam is designed to thermo insulate, by this it allows joinery to dilate without affecting the frame or
5. Glass assembly (or panel assembly).
3 Fixed windows:
4 - Apply two or three holds to the bottom of the window. The distance between the frame and the hold should be about 80
- Apply the spacers, usually measuring 5 mm.
- The glass is fixed so that the aluminium spacer to be symmetrical left-right, top-bottom.
Windows with opening:
7 7 The casement is mounted on the frame, protection profiles are used in order to protect the window during transportation.
6 The holds are applied in the following order:
- Two on the bottom of the window;
- One on the upper side, next to the handle;
- One on the bottom side, next to the inferior hinge.
Another two holds are applied on the top of the casement in order to fix the window.
6. Mounting the glazing beads .
1. Establishing the place where the joinery will be mounted in the rough opening. Regardless of the type of window, the glazing beads are fixed after assembling the glass, first the small parts and then the
It is recommended to mount the joinery in the middle of the rough opening and not in the interior or exterior of it because large ones.
problems might arise and the window's integrity might be affected.
PAINTED GLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
Painted glass is a perfect combination of a transparent surface of glass and an opaque one. It can
confer to any room a sense of privacy maintaining at the same time a pleasant aesthetics and offering
a large variety of models. From simple geometric figures to more complex organic patterns, painted - offers a high degree of personalization;
glass aims to transform the monotonous interiors into more sophisticated, relaxing and lively ones. - spectacular lighting effects;
There is a wide variety of models that can satisfy many preferences and can be placed in various - scratch resistance;
environments. - various number of models;
- over 220 colours from RAL palette.
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CONVEX GLASS ALUMINIUM WINDOWS
Aluminium joinery represents another option for the frames of windows and doors. Aluminium
frames offer greater durability than all other materials, do not need additional reinforcement and are
very light. Due to these qualities aluminium profiles are the best solution for big openings, building
facades, glass walls, curtain walls.
M940 Mini M9650 Alutherm Light
This is the lightest type of systems intended for limited This is a cost-effective solution for tilt and turn frames
expenditure constructions. designed to match a variety of architectural applications.
Ÿ Sash width 37 mm; Ÿ Recommended for commercial buildings;
Ÿ Special seal system; Ÿ Minimal design;
Ÿ Can be used for any type of casement windows. Ÿ Assures a good thermal insulation and tightness.
M9400 Softline M11000 Alutherm Plus
This system was designed for rounded profiles of big This is an advanced and reliable opening system,
windows and doors with casement and tilt and turn designed for tilt and turn windows and used in a wide
opening. Moreover, it was specially designed to imitate range of architectural applications.
Ÿ Minimum sash width 62,5 mm;
Ÿ Minimum sash width of 45 mm; Ÿ Excellent sound insulation (up to 52 db).
Ÿ Special seal system.
The Relazzo system can be succesfully used in any
conditions of exploitation: for the pavement of your
own home terrace or for the pavement of the
terraces placed in the commercial buildings with
high traffic. The pavement is available in 6 different
colours with deep or fine streaks.
Due to its structure the pavement has a high
resistance to extreme loading, has a very good
adherence, does not require maintenance, does not
allow water infiltrations and remains the same after
repeated contact with water or sunlight.
This high quality product is also environmentally
friendly. Only wood fibers and organic polymers are
used in their production process.
Relazzo is a new pavement system developed by Rehau and available in Aplast stores.
For a long time, wooden pavement was the most widespread product in the construction of terraces.
Its elegance is undermined by wood's low resistance in time, which requires frequent maintenance CHARACTERISTICS:
and even complete replacement of the pavement once a few years. Ÿ excellent resistance to bad weather and
The pavement system developed by Rehau combines without compromises the elegance and the Ÿ quick and easy to install
simplicity of a wood pavement with the strength of modern polymers. This qualifies Relazzo into the Ÿ very good adherence
best solution for outdoor terraces which are exposed to bad weather or to traffic. Ÿ no cracking, no splintering
Ÿ little or no maintenance required
Ÿ modern design
Ÿ it does not overheat
Aplast is directly involved in a series of residential
projects along with many important real estate
COMPLEX LACUL MORII - www.laculmorii.ro
DAGESH GROUP - www.dageshgroup.com CARTIER RESIDENTIAL ANL
AMARILLYS - www.amarillys.ro AUSTRIAN VILLAGE - www.austrianvillage.ro
HERCESA - www.hercesa.ro
In 10 years of activity,
Aplast produced and delivered more than
We thank you!
GENERAL DATA TABLE OF CONTENTS
APLAST IN FIGURES 4. Light
Ÿ 35.000 sqm. of production facilities 10. Windows
Ÿ Up to 600 employees 20. Vision windows
Ÿ 100 shops 22. Colour
Ÿ Daily delivery capacity:1300 windows
24. Wood imitation windows
Ÿ 8 production lines for pvc windows
Ÿ 2 production lines for insulated glass 26. Attention to details
Ÿ 5 production lines for profile wrapping 28. Openings
Ÿ 2 production lines for profiles bending 30. Accesories
Ÿ 1 line for special colors 32. Glass
Ÿ 1 line for extrusion 40. Mounting recommendations
Ÿ 40 vehicles for windows transport 42. Painted glass
44. Convex glass
45. Aluminium windows
48. Wood doors
54. Ornamental doors
56. Ornamental doors with painted glass
58. PVC panels
62. Entrance doors
70. PVC terraces
78. Aplast factory
80. General information