PurOptima Introduces New Demountable Product + Commits to Reduce Carbon Footprint

PurOptima, the U.S. division of Optima, a world-leading manufacturer of sustainable interior glass partition and wall systems, has launched its latest product, PurOptima 117 Plus. This single-glazed wall partition system can be used to make beautiful private rooms out of open spaces in any commercial interior and features minimal head and base channels and discreet glass-to-glass dry joints to create the illusion of vast areas of unsupported glass. The incorporation of extruded aluminum deflection heads makes the system an ideal solution for modern office buildings, where high levels of deflection are common.

One of the key features of PurOptima products is that all of their modular glass wall partitions are demountable. These products are fully adaptable and relocatable, designed to be integrated quickly within any commercial interior, and can be moved seamlessly to suit the changing needs of the user. Additionally, this can provide cost savings plus add to the client’s sustainable development and goals when products are reused.

Speaking of sustainability…

PurOptima has committed to reducing its carbon footprint company-wide by introducing Hydro CIRCAL aluminum across all its glass and aluminum wall partitions and doors. This new brand of sustainable aluminum, made with a minimum of 75% recycled post-consumer scrap, minimizes the carbon footprint of the products in which it’s used and makes it a significantly more sustainable option than all other aluminum products currently on the market. Fully traceable and independently third-party certified, it’s a game-changer for the PurOptima product portfolio and positions PurOptima as a thought leader and innovator in the building products category.

PurOptima 117 Plus is a timelessly elegant single-glazed wall partition system that can be used to make beautiful private rooms out of open spaces. Minimal head and base channels and discreet glass-to-glass dry joints create the illusion of vast areas of unsupported glass. PurOptima 117 Plus is also available with our Shoreditch Edition slimline aluminum framework.

The incorporation of extruded aluminum deflection heads makes the system an ideal solution for modern office buildings, where high levels of deflection are common. Both inner and outer deflection heads are available, to suit your design intent, and can accommodate up to +/-25mm or +/-40mm deflection. If there is no deflection required, a simple 25mm extruded aluminum head channel is all that is required.

The aluminum base channel can either be 25mm or 50mm deep, depending on how minimal you want the perimeter framing to be. Where deflection is required, the base channel is 36mm wide to align with the deflection head channel, but if there is no deflection the base channel is just 25mm wide.

PurOptima 117 Plus can accommodate glass panels up to 1500mm wide, subject to height, configuration, and site logistics.

Acoustics: Can achieve up to 39(STC) with 1 layer of 14.8mm thick Acoustic Laminate Glass (Single Glazed). All of our glass wall partitioning products are fully tested and certified by third-party assessors to offer ground-breaking acoustic ratings. As leaders of the glass partition Acoustic Revolution, we know how important it is to give our clients accurate and verified acoustic test data. Full test reports for each of our products are freely available on request.

Demountable Glass Walls: All our modular glass wall partitions are fully adaptable, demountable, and relocatable, designed to be integrated quickly within any commercial interior, and can be moved seamlessly to suit the changing needs of the user.

Sustainable: PurOptima has introduced Hydro CIRCAL aluminum across all its glass and aluminum wall partitions and doors. Hydro CIRCAL is a new brand of sustainable aluminum, made with a minimum of 75% recycled post-consumer scrap, which minimizes the carbon footprint of the products in which it’s used and makes it a significantly more sustainable option than all other aluminum products currently on the market. Recycling aluminum requires just 5% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum, drastically reducing the amount of energy required. This benefit is then passed onto PurOptima’s glass partitions and doors, greatly reducing their embodied carbon, reflecting the company’s ongoing aim to become a low-emission partitions manufacturer. Furthermore, Hydro CIRCAL’s arrival also demonstrates its commitment to circular economic principles, which sits at the heart of PurOptima’s business model. It’s another key milestone in their journey towards sustainable development and reducing their carbon footprint to zero. Fully traceable and independently third-party certified, it’s a game-changer for the PurOptima product portfolio.

PurOptima Introduces Hydro CIRCAL® Aluminum Across Its Entire Portfolio

Leading glass wall partitions manufacturer makes the pioneering move to Hydro CIRCAL, the lowest embodied carbon aluminum on the market

PurOptima, a global leading manufacturer of sustainable interior glass wall partitions and doors, announced that all its glass and aluminum wall partitions and doors will be made using Hydro CIRCAL.

Hydro CIRCAL is a new brand of sustainable aluminum, made with a minimum of 75% recycled post-consumer scrap, which minimizes the carbon footprint of the products in which it’s used. Recycling aluminum requires just 5% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum, drastically reducing the amount of energy required.

This benefit is then passed onto PurOptima’s glass wall partitions and doors, greatly reducing their embodied carbon, reflecting the company’s ongoing aim to become a low-emission glass wall manufacturer.

Furthermore, Hydro CIRCAL’s arrival also demonstrates its commitment to circular economic principles, which sits at the heart of PurOptima’s business model. It’s another key milestone in their journey towards sustainable development and reducing their carbon footprint to zero.

Commenting on the move, Christian Mabey, Managing Director, Optima Products, says, “We have worked closely with Hydro to ensure we use aluminum with the maximum recycled content available and the lowest carbon footprint. This has led to our decision to completely overhaul our supply chain and introduce Hydro CIRCAL across our entire range of products.”

Kevin Mayer, U.S. Country Manager for PurOptima explains, “Currently U.S. produced aluminum has an embodied carbon of 16kgCo2, compared with a European average of 8.6KgCo2. Contrastingly Hydro CIRCAL aluminum exclusively available in the U.S. in PurOptima’s glass wall partitioning systems has an embodied carbon of just 2.3kgCo2 which is a massive benefit for clients. We have already been able to make significant carbon reductions for clients looking to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Hydro CIRCAL: The next generation in aluminum

Hydro CIRCAL offers the highest recycled aluminum content currently available, making it a significantly more sustainable option than all other aluminum products currently on the market. Fully traceable and independently third-party certified, it’s a game-changer for the PurOptima product portfolio.

Hydro guarantees a minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled content. Operating an advanced aluminum sorting technology, the end-of-life materials are reclaimed, cleaned, and sorted so only the finest scrap metals are reintroduced into circulation. This ensures no excess energy is spent in the recycling process.

The beauty of aluminum is its infinite reusability. The introduction of Hydro CIRCAL’s low-carbon product, positions PurOptima as one of the U.S.’s most forward-thinking manufacturers of commercial architectural glass wall partitioning systems.

As Kevin Mayer continues, “We are constantly considering the future and our own role within it, that’s why we’re increasingly focusing on how we manufacture and consume as a business. Designing products and processes which incorporate reusability, and the circular economy is key to how we work now and in the future. As a market leader, we are developing several innovations that will support our clients and the environment moving forward. Our use of Hydro CIRCAL is another one of these advances.”

To find out more about PurOptima, and its move to Hydro CIRCAL aluminum, click here.

About PurOptima

PurOptima is the U.S. division of Optima, a global leading manufacturer of sustainable interior glass wall partition systems and doors headquartered in the UK. Founded in 1986, Optima is one of the world’s most respected, experienced, and sustainable global commercial glass wall partitioning experts. Optima manufactures in the UK and Malaysia and takes pride in offering exceptional service and beautifully designed, bespoke glass wall partitions and doors which exude quality and performance. Services range from design through to installation including specification advice with an emphasis on acoustic expertise.

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