Product category: Shopfittings, shop furnishings, store design & visual merchandising, Refrigeration cabinets (shelves, island units, chests), Doors, door systems
CoolStar Acrylic Doors for refrigerated Cabinets
CoolStar doors, made of high quality double-pane acrylic glass, are nearly unbreakable, lightweight and totally frameless with an optional scratch resistant coating for intensive use. The CoolStar door allows excellent visibility of the products on display – the CoolStar high quality acrylic door has over 10% more transparency than glass.
Half the weight of glass Additionally there is also the huge benefit that our doors only weigh half the weight of comparable size insulating glass doors! Therefore Coollstar doors are easier to handle, easy to fit, lighter construction than glass. For retrofitting into existing cabinets or for generating revolutionary new cabinets, the CoolStar doors are the ideal solution to bring uncompromised energy saving and improved “in-shop atmosphere”.
Convenient and durable CoolStar doors are built-up from a flat outer sheet and a thermoformed inner sheet glued together in a special way to get a good form and thus good stability. The space between the two sheets is typically filled with atmospheric dry air to prevent condensation on the inner side of the door. The doors are suitable to be used in so-called Normal Temperature cabinets (0 to 7 degrees).
The doors come with self-closing hinges that have been tested for over 2 million movements therefore no maintenance is required. The hinges provide a smooth opening and closing motion and have a maximum opening position of 170 degrees; ideal for re-stocking the cabinet. The doors stay open beyond 40 degrees.
In an interview draws Jessica Bernhardt, Team Leader "Fresh" in Marktkauf Center Weinheim, the following summary of the experiences with the new doors:
"Just great! This is not just my opinion, but also that of my colleagues and all customers. The doors even seem to be promotional products. Too bad that we have taken so long to make this decision. For the future, I would support a decision for the Double Cool doors again."
Based on its unique, Europe-wide expertise, DoubleCOOL guarantees first-class quality that extends to the field of door systems for refrigeration units. DoubleCOOL’s claim is given weight by its parent company, the Polyplastic Group — a company which has been producing and manufacturing acrylic glass for over 60 years and is the undisputed market leader throughout Europe, especially in relation to the production and marketing of window systems in the recreational vehicle industry.
From day 1 of its origin, the fascination for the acrylic glass material and the ability to shape it has been the foundation for the Polyplastic Group, the Parent company of DoubleCOOL.
Back in 1952, two men discussed the idea they had from looking at a Spitfire airplane that had a nice curved sliding hatch over the pilots’ cockpit. What if we could create a plastic that can be shaped in any form that is stable and lightweight? This was the start of the Polyplastic company trading in acrylic sheets.
In 1956 further development was realized by starting their own production of cast acrylics. Thanks to the unbeatable advantages of acrylic, such as low weight and high stability, Polyplastic made a breakthrough in the early 1960’s in the form of window systems for the caravan industry. This technology is the base of the CoolStar door.
Nowadays Polyplastic, with just 200 employees and a network of European representatives, has become the leading supplier of standardised and customised window systems for motorhomes and caravans.
Over 20 million window systems have been produced so far.