VBH's ArTech tilt & turn system is treated with Activeage ‘Hi-Protection’ coating that enables the hardware to withstand over 2,000 hours of testing in a neutral salt spray environment. Activeage is a 3-stage finish, incorporating layers of zinc, chromic passivation with silica Nano particles, and finally an organic mineral protection coating.
ArTech is available in surface fit, jigless, rebated, and concealed hinge variants, all with standard level and PAS24 security level options. Upgrading between the two is easy, with only minimal hardware changes. VBH cites the system’s security performance as a major reason why so many fabricators are switching to ArTech. Security spec windows have been tested to forces of 5.5KN, nearly double the forces specified in PAS24.