• 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.

  • 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.

  • The prize that makes innovation visible: the air-lux pivot door wins German Innovation Award 2020

    The air-lux pivot door wins an award for its outstanding innovative performance: It is one of the winners of the German Innovation Award 2020 in the category #W2 Excellence in Business to Business - Building & Elements. This is already the sixth award within one year! Herewith the air-lux pivot door beats all records according to the motto: «The winner takes it all».

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