EUROPA ESS 34 Hybrid is the new thermal break sliding system designed specifically to combine high quality and flexibility. The system offers wide range of construction choices.

ESS 34 Hybrid by EUROPA can cover all the possible typologies of sliding systems with a bottom rail of 42mm and 32mm height. The special hook with visible profile at 25mm is a characteristic that provide minimal design, unhindered view and uniqueness.

Together with the use of specially designed profiles the system provides the fabricator/constructor with the ability to cover extended dimensions of openings with height up to 2,6m and 10m2 glazing surface.

The innovative design of the system offers the option for Lift & Slide Mechanism.


  1. Stainless steel lamina or aluminium profile on rails for smooth sliding.
  2.  Straight line design.
  3. Also available with multilocking mechanism for superior safety.
  4. Option for Lift & Slide Mechanism.
  5. Plastic cover for rails for insulation and water protection.
  6. Elastic (EPDM) or foam block sealing plug for successive and in-wall rails.
  7. Optional use of “anti-bi-metal” polyamide on system profiles in order to eliminate distortion shrinkage and expansions.
  8. Up to 24mm double glass for better thermal and sound insulation.
  9. Three options for locking sash: simple, with handle shape for greater durability to stresses or with clip.
  10. Two levels of water channelling (to the outer side of the frame), for better drainage of the rail.
  11. Can be combined with Europa EOS 60 Hybrid for composite structures.


  • Successive.
  • In wall.
  • Single-Double sash with external fixed window.
  • Composite structures.
  • Fix & Slide.



The energy (thermally-cut) frames stand out from the conventional ones, thanks to the use of a special insulating material (polyamide) which is a bad heat conductor) that distinguishes the window profiles in two parts, both exterior and interior. In this way, high thermal insulation is achieved, with considerable benefits also for soundproofing.

Thermal insulation of the windows (coefficient of thermal conductivity) is measured in W / m2k. This factor defines the amount of heat in Watt per unit of time that a 1m2 frame can penetrate when the temperature difference between its two surfaces (in-out) is 1 degree (1 ° C).

An energy aluminium frame also requires the corresponding glass (glass pane). A glass pane and aluminum profiles have different coefficients. The coefficient of thermal permeability of the aluminum profile is called Uf (U Frame – frame) and the coefficient of the glass is called Ug (U Glass – glass). Combined, they give the Uw coefficient (Window U – window), which refers to the frame as a whole, precisely because the glass and the window profile occupy a different surface each time depending on the dimension of the window frame (bathroom window, balcony door, etc.).

In summary, the benefits of heat-shrinking frames are the following:

  • Energy saving
  • Reduction of cooling / heating costs
  • Resistant to extreme weather conditions
  • Minimizing of water vapour penetration on the inner surface of the profiles
  • Low air permeability
  • Soundproofing
  • Delivers transvalue on the property (rental / sale)