We at V.A.V. Group supply silicone frames and attachments for doors and windows for the construction- and heavy industries, as well as for some of the machinery used for example in the paper industry. About a fifth of our profiles needs some form of further processing before it’s shipped to our clients. These profiles are processed to be the best fit for the purpose, withstand their intended use, and make sure their installation is quick and easy.
Durable profiles for all environments
Our profiles go through several different treatments to make sure they are durable and ready to be installed. Because they are used in so many different industries for so many different purposes, they need to be prepared to last as long as possible, even in harsh conditions. The profiles used for machines in the paper industry have to endure strong air compression and withstand high temperatures. Some profiles come into contact with different dissolvents or oils and so they need to be durable enough that they don’t get damaged. For some use cases, like on fire doors, trains, and ships, the profiles must also have fire safety certificates. Properties like these are added to the profile during our manufacturing process.
From the production line to the client
In downstream operations the manufacturing process is simple enough; the profiles that arrive from the production line are measured and cut to the right length and holes are made for vents and valves according to the order. The profiles are shaped and prepared with tools like a heat gun and a curing press, depending on what kind of properties the profile needs. For example, large profiles meant for construction are usually cut to the right shape and then treated with a heat gun. Profiles treated for fire safety have a thermal resistance of over 270°C and can slow down the spread of fire, even in extreme conditions. Profiles that are further processed are usually made from silicone, and sometimes from TPE or TPV materials, and we can also make the materials non-stretch or stretchy depending on the client’s preference. From downstream operations the finished profiles head straight to the client, ready for installation.
A reliable service, every time
Our strengths lie in our flexible and fast supply. If there are ever sudden changes in supply sizes, our downstream operations can be directly in contact with our client whenever necessary. Clients trust our processing methods, and we actively listen to feedback and are constantly developing in terms of processing methods and sustainability. We want to give our clients reliable service, which is why we will always aim to deliver our profiles within two weeks of the order. Depending on the materials needed, and the urgency of the situation, we can even get the profiles shipped off to the client the next day. We take pride in being able to manufacture our profiles to fit our customers’ needs, whether great or small.