Starwood Technology

Starwood Technology

In both residential and commercial environments, Starwood doors and windows fulfill all requirements and their design is continually modified as the market evolves. In compliance with the highest European standards, they represent the best of the italian door and window industry.

The Starwood® system uses two materials: aluminum for the exterior and wood for the interior, combined with special nylon joints. The first has a structural function – giving solidity and resistance to the fixture – while the second has a distinctly esthetic value. The joints act as spacers and are the feather in Starpur’s technology cap. Compared to other materials, like wood, aluminum guarantees greater resistance to torsion and atmospheric agents.

Starpur attaches the perimeter hardware to this supporting structure with multiple locking points in order to ensure greater protection.

  1. THE ALUMINIUM FRAME : The perimeter hardware with multiple locking points gets attached to this supporting structure.
  2. SOLID WOOD FRAME : This can come in various types: oak, cherry, ash, maple and tulipwood. to avoid damage, swelling and the creation of fungi, protective surface treatments are performed.
  3.  NYLON JOINTS : They optimize the wood/aluminum combination because, by preventing any point of contact between the two frames, they allow for the independent expansion of the two materials.
  4.  GLAZING BEAD : This contributes to the wood frame insulation, preventing it from being stressed by external pressure. there are two types of glazing beads used in the Starwood system: clamp-on and snap-in. Clamp-on glazing beads are used in systems with a single panel frame and are made out of insulating material. The snap-in type are in aluminum and are used in systems with single panel frames and glazing bead; in this case, the assembly between the aluminum glazing bead and the wood frame is always done using nylon parts. Due to their quick application, glass installation is extremely simplified.
  5. THERMAL BREAK : In thermal break, the aluminum profiles are broken up by an insulating element that improves its resistance to the passage of heat.
  6. GASKETS : The Starwood system gaskets are mostly made of Epdm and tpE. the first material has excellent resistance to solar rays and can be used from -30 to 130 °C. tpE has a wider application range than Epdm (from -62 to +135°C) and lower conductivity. for this reason it is used mostly in our thermal break systems.
  7. PRE-CHAMBER : The large dimensions and tilt facilitate water drainage through special drainage areas on the fixed frame. Similar slits are made on the movable frame to allow for normal ventilation of the glass.
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