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Fenesta launches UPVC windows, doors

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Plasticky materials have taken another step to becoming ubiquitous in Chennai . Fenesta Building Systems this week launched a range of UPVC windows and door systems.
PVC is the material used in electrical cables, blood bags, catheters and water bottles. UPVC is the unplasticised variant which comes with features such as high impact resistance.
Fenesta windows and were earlier launched in a few other cities. Fenesta is being promoted by (DSC) which has interests in plastics, chemicals and agri businesses.
DSC's deputy managing director, Rajiv Sinha, says that the company has invested over Rs 30 crore in Fenesta over the last two years. DSC roped in UK's Heywood Williams Group to collaborate on the technology to make UPVC windows and doors.
Sinha claims that China has already mandated use of PVC windows in new constructions. Fenesta is being promoted as a product that offers superior thermal insulation. The spin off of the feature is a saving on air-conditioning costs, he says.
Part of the Chennai market's attraction for DSC is the growth in the information technology sector and the attendant businesses. Sinha says that one of Chennai's larger construction groups, Appasamy, has already placed an order for Fenesta's UPVC systems.
The Chennai market's demand will be initially supplied by DSC's fabrication shop in Bangalore. DSC's fabrication shops are backed by an extrusion plant in Kota.
Sinha says that more fabrication shops will be set up in south India, but the possibility of one in Chennai depends on the demand.


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