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% sustainable 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 window, door and façade systems. Those using it will not have to make any compromises on quality, as the completely newly developed material for insulation strips has a certified rating equivalent to polyamide 6.6. WICONA Partners use this exclusive new development automatically and without additional costs – also the new insulating walls 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.
For a low CO2 emission system
A large gain in sustainability due to low consumption of energy and resources: compared with the insulation strips previously used, made of conventional polymaide 6.6, the new recycled version features a considerably improved production ecobalance. Extra points and additional percentages for no extra charge or additional cost.
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.
New material, proven quality
The new recycled insulation strips have 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 new material to polyamide 6.6 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.
At HBS, we think about every step of a product’s life. From its birth to its reuse; from its conception to its destruction and reutilization. The more we think of its life cycle, the more sustainable we can make it be. This includes the value chain as a whole, which of course has an impact on a product’s carbon footprint. Since we have the means to see the bigger picture, why shouldn’t we do so?