• air-lux sliding windows used for high-rise buildings in HafenCity Hamburg

    More and more architects, facade planners and investors are becoming convinced of the outstanding performance of air-lux seals in high-rise construction. As a result, 221 air-lux sliding windows are currently being used in two high-rise buildings in Hamburg's HafenCity district.

  • Maritime solution defies corrosion and strong winds

    Near the sea, the salt content in the air and water places increased demands on buildings and facade components. Air-lux Technik AG has developed a system that is also convincing under maritime conditions. With the help of high-quality, corrosion-resistant materials, improved surface coatings and technically optimized components, a maritime system has been developed that withstands the marine climate and reliably minimizes corrosion damage.

  • The genesis and success story of air-lux on Welt der Wunder

    We look back at the beginnings of air-lux more than 17 years ago and tell how Krapf AG, a metal and facade construction company, developed the innovative air-lux product and how it stands out from competing products.

  • Glass balustrades – safety and aesthetics

    Glass is an enormously versatile and beautiful building material. It appears elegant and light, and yet it is extremely robust and stable. Used correctly, glass contributes to our quality of life, but also to our safety.

  • Air-Lux Technik AG among the «30 Fabulous Companies of the Year 2021»

    Air-Lux Technik AG is among the "30 Fabulous Companies of the Year 2021" – the 30 best, most innovative companies selected by the American magazine "The Silicon Review". In conversation with the magazine, Owner and Managing Director Lukas Knechtle reveals: «Innovation is our tradition».

  • Managing Director Lukas Knechtle is the new owner

    After 26 years as owner of Krapf AG as well as Air-lux Technik AG, Heinz Sauter has handed over the two companies to long-time employee and managing director Lukas Knechtle. With the change of generations, the succession at the glass and facade specialist from Engelburg/SG is settled.

  • Descending Window wins the Award for «Best Product» at the Award «Houses of the Year 2020»

    The air-lux descending window wins again! After the German Design Award 2020 our retractable window wins the «Houses of the Year 2020» award from Callwey Verlag for «The Best Product».

  • air-lux and Schüco: partnership for sliding systems with active sealing technology

    Bielefeld/Engelburg. Building deformations and the resulting negative effects on the weathertightness and function of large sliding units are huge challenges in high-rise construction. The solution lies in a piece of sealing technology which actively adapts to the changing ambient conditions. To this end, Schüco formed a strategic partnership with Swiss company air-lux on 11 September 2020.

  • The first sliding window system for high-rise buildings: air-lux passes impermeability tests in the USA

    air-lux, together with its partner Sotawall from Canada, has subjected the air-lux sliding windows to various tightness and earthquake tests in the USA, which test the use of the sliding windows in high-rise buildings. The two companies are pleased to report that the air-lux sliding windows have passed all these high-rise tests with flying colors! This makes them the first sliding windows ever to be suitable for high-rise buildings with their enormous wind loads!

    The tests were made for a high-rise building in Boston, where Sotawall supplies the complete facade.

  • Innosuisse - the promising cooperation with the ZHAW

    Since 2019 Krapf AG has been working together with the ZHAW on an innovation project with the aim of optimizing the air-lux sealing system and generating additional know-how in the field of sealing with air. Here follows a first report about the promising cooperation between science and economy.

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