As a step to ensure the highest quality and keep costs efficient, Northstar has its own model and mould production shop.
Hand made models offer a better view of the detailing of the finished product, which saves both time and material. The models allow for any alteration of the moulds before entering production, considerably reducing the time of manufacturing. Hand made models also make technical design work easier as no CAD files are necessary for model building, although in all cases CAD documents are generated as part of the dossier of the final product for our clients (dimensions, volumes and weights).
The use of shrink free polyester in our moulds gives high accuracy in the final products.
As a result of its R&D, Northstar has developed and marketed its own insulating material, Thermotte®, a top of the range insulating refractory material for the combustion chambers.
The Thermotte® has been tested and approved to accept temperatures of up to 1280 ºC. It has a smooth surface without crevasses, a uniform colour all over the product and it is even possible for our clients to choose a colour of their own choice if preferred.
The Thermotte® plates have a perfect fit with no risk of twisting or shrinkage and can be produced in any shape and / or pattern.
The insulation values are optimized for combustion and efficiency, and the tests made by independent regulatory experts have shown Thermotte gives a better performance when compared to other similar products.
The several hundred thousand units in the marketplace equipped with Northstar Thermotte® can be considered proof of quality and performance.
Northstar has the capability of assembling, drilling and finishing a high volume of stoves/inserts per year.
Northstar also offers a useful purchase / sourcing service, as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).