With a close eye on emerging trends in the international furniture market, cabinet hardware expert Titus has developed TeraBlack versions of many of its most popular products, including its successful T-type hinges, TL5 Full Metal Jacket dowels, shelf supports and push latches.
The new Tera (Titus Enhanced Resistance Application) versions feature an attractive, non-reflective, dark-grey finish, which not only retains its appearance throughout its working life but also offers enhanced resistance to scratching.
Titus T-type, black
Particularly well suited to applications in high-end premium kitchen furniture, Titus TeraBlack products fully meet the requirements of designers and consumers looking for unobtrusive yet attractive cabinet hardware. They have highly uniform surfaces and a velvet feel that complements their quality and enhances consumer appeal.
“At Titus, we put a lot of effort into monitoring developments in the furniture sector, and recently we’ve seen a growing demand for matte black cabinet hardware,” says Phil Beddoe, general manager at Titus UK.
Titus TL5 assembly
“We weren’t satisfied, however, with the idea of responding by simply offering another colour option – we wanted to offer a market-leading solution that combined a visually appealing dark matte finish with genuine and valuable product benefits. And, drawing on our unique expertise in cabinet hardware development and manufacture, that’s exactly what we’ve done with the new TeraBlack versions of our products.”
The T-type hinges with integrated soft closing are suitable for use on a wide range of doors with thicknesses up to 34mm. Titus’ unique three-way snap-on mounting system makes them very easy to install, even on large, heavy doors with multiple hinges.
The range has recently been extended to include pie-cut (bi-fold) hinges for corner cabinets, which fit standard drilling patterns and feature convenient ‘double-lock’ opening. This means users can either open just one door leaf to get access into the cabinet interior, or they can fully open the doors by locking the hinge cup, and make the door leaves work as one.
The innovative Quickfit TL5 Full Metal Jacket dowels provide strong, reliable joints in all types of wooden materials, including MDF, chipboard and solid wood. This means that it is no longer necessary to use different dowels for different materials. In addition, the new dowels offer fast, tool-free insertion, reducing assembly time by up to -50% for home-assembled furniture. Alternatively, for maximum efficiency in volume production applications, they can be inserted automatically using Titus FastFit machines.
TeraBlack joining plates on door
With three types of mounting available and three types of installation possible, the broad range of shelf supports and retainers suit a variety of shelf thicknesses and materials, and allow for easy fixing.
The new TeraBlack products are Titus-engineered solutions, supported by tightly controlled, repeatable, efficient, flexible and scalable manufacturing processes that provide the performance, consistency and quality essential to manufacturers of high-end furniture.