Visitors to the Hettich stand at Interzum had gimpses of the future, but also saw some specific hinge and sliding door innovations launched in 2015 and available now for the UK market.

The new thick-door and wide-angle variants of Hettich’s Sensys hinges offer visible and functional advantages and both can be specified with Silent System, without Silent System and free-swinging for push to open situations.

The thick-door and wide angle hinges allow all the Sensys benefits on doors up to 32mm thick but achieve this with a mere 1.9mm gap between doors.

The new wide-angle Sensys allows the cabinet door to open to 165˚ but unique to Hettich is that full access to the cabinet can be achieved at 95˚ opening. This means internal drawers can be accessed without opening the door to its full extent.

Hettich also presented Hettich UK’s new TopLine L soft opening and closing system for sliding doors.

TopLine L makes light work of solid or aluminium-framed doors from 16 to 40mm thick and 50 kg in weight. It can be specified with synchronisation for both centre doors in a four-door cabinet.

Fully overlapping doors allow for internal drawers as well as handle-free designs. Also the height can be adjusted with the doors in position, so it is unnecessary to undo the fixing screws on the runner components for fine-tuning the fit.