Sustainability doesn’t stop at the kind of aluminum we use. As you all know windows are made with other materials such as polyamide for instance. Making sustainable windows means you pay attention to every material you use, each one of its components. That is why we decided most of our windows shall be made with recycled polyamide for instance, to keep moving towards a 100% recyclable window.
WICONA is the first system supplier in the world to use thermal insulation strips made from recycled polyamide for the thermal insulation of its systems.
Economical. Saves Resources. Innovative.
Available as a standard right away and at no extra cost! With outstanding mechanical and physical properties – and an excellent environmental performance.
Gain the benefits of a pioneering innovation that further improves the ecobalance of the tried-and-tested WICONA system solutions. The developed material for our insulation strips has a certified rating equivalent to polyamide 6.6. Those using it will not have to make any compromises on quality, as it has the same outstanding quality features that have been persuading developers to use conventional insulation strips in WICONA systems – even with respect to Uf ratings. The equivalent rating of the material, originating from petrochemicals, is proven by a qualification test to DIN EN 14024. Furthermore, the recycled polyamide used by WICONA has considerably better performance data than the polyamide alternative obtained from biological sources, particularly where sustainability, stability and cost-effectiveness are concerned.
WICONA Partners use this exclusive new development automatically and without additional costs.The insulating walls also do not have to be ordered separately. Currently, recycled insulation strips are installed in 50% of all WICONA products and will be phased in throughout the entire product range. Our aim for this year is to install the recycled insulation strips in all our products.
The first choice for green building projects
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of ift Rosenheim to DIN ISO 14025 and EN 15804 confirms the unique ecobalance of this exclusive development. Therefore, architects and fabricators gain decisive advantages if certifications according to LEED or DGNB are required – a real plus for relevant contracts.
Designing responsible products that are easily reusable, dismountable and recyclable.
A range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap.
Environmental product declaration (EPD)
An independently third party-verified document about the life-cycle environmental impacts of a product.