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More decorative handlesets for emerging markets


R&D efforts are geared toward aesthetics as makers shift their focus to nontraditional export destinations.



  • Aesthetic innovations: Targeting increased penetration of South America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, China suppliers will be introducing more handlesets with irregular shapes and decorative patterns. Many will be shifting their focus to emerging markets in light of the uncertain economic situation in the EU and the US.
  • Service life: Makers are adopting high-quality materials and improving production systems to extend the service life. The latest handlesets can be opened and closed 10,000 times. In contrast, older models can support 5,000 to 8,000 cycles.
  • Corrosion resistance: Several enterprises are offering 5 to 10 percent thicker finishes in recent releases for better corrosion resistance. A number of models have a surface treatment that can withstand 24 hours of salt-mist testing.
  • Installation: Suppliers are developing designs that have fewer components to make these easier to install.
  • Price forecast: Quotes are expected to drop about 5 percent in 1H12.




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Dingxin (Ningbo) Metal Alloy Co. Ltd
Model: DXDH003
Description: Zinc alloy; various surface treatment options


Gaoyao New Global Hardware Products Co. Ltd
Model: XHQ-188
Description: Stainless steel and aluminum; titanium finish


Ningbo Aobang Construction Hardware Co. Ltd
Model: UK Standard Door Handle-01
Description: Zinc; powder-coated or PVD finish


Ningbo Lianyongxin Construction Hardware Co. Ltd
Model: 9.01.0079
Description: Zinc alloy; powder-coated or chrome-plated finish


Sunda Hardware Produce Co. Ltd
Model: PH031
Description: 304 stainless steel; polished and sanded; for glass shower doors


Xuzhou Loyal Diligent Metal Products Co. Ltd
Model: LDH12
Description: 304 stainless steel; polished finish; 80x20cm; for wood and glass doors

Note: This article "More decorative handlesets for emerging markets" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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