ESS 47 Hybrid is the new proposition by EUROPA for sliding architectural aluminium systems with thermal insulation. The system offers high standards, with simple straight-line design, that combines the perfect functionality with the modern aesthetics.

Furthermore, EUROPA ESS 47 Hybrid offers the option of Lift & Slide mechanism for better air permeability and water tightness, especially in large openings. The optional use of thin profiles 25mm offers a minimal aesthetic permitting more light and better view.

The system can be perfectly combined with the EUROPA EOS 60 Hybrid and EUROPA EOS 68 Hybrid systems for composite structures.


  1. Stainless steel lamina on rail profiles for smooth sliding.
  2. Straight line design.
  3. Optional Lift & Slide mechanism.
  4. Optional multilocking mechanism.
  5. Plastic rail cover (PVC) for thermal insulation and protection from water.
  6. Elastic rail block seals (EPDM) for successive and in-wall systems.
  7. 34mm (maximum) double or triple glass for better thermal and sound insulation.
  8. Rubber tubular gaskets (EPDM) providing absolute seal to the sashes.
  9. Specially designed PVC profile addition in glass sash profiles for excellent adaptation of components and insulation improving.
  10. Two levels of channelling water (to the outer side of the frame), providing better drainage for the rails.
  11. Combined with EOS 60 Hybrid, EOS 68 Hybrid and EUROPA 8500 Thermo for composite structures.


  • Successive.
  • In wall.
  • Successive 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)