Standard-compliant insulating profiles from the standard range and sustainable recycling profiles on request
insulbar® profiles made from the standard material polyamide 66 ensure a multitude of possible applications. Profiles made from special materials realize application-specific geometries according to the individual ideas of the customer. Profiles with Low-E-film for example meet the highest Uf-value requirements. Fire stop profiles are a reliable solution for thermally separated, energy-saving fire protection systems. Self-lubricating, glass fibre-reinforced profiles constitute optimum insulation for bolt operating profiles. And profiles made from 100 % recycled polyamide are available for maximum sustainability in construction – to name just a few examples from Ensinger’s extensive product range.
The use of for example recycled material in the production of insulbar® RE reduces the consumption of fossil fuels by 89 % compared to the conventional polyamide profile, CO2 emissions are 84 % lower and 32 % less water is consumed. In insulbar® RE unmixed recycled polyamides are used which undergoes an upcycling process which puts its properties on a par with those of new material. Polymer blends or mixed recyclates are not used. In opposite to other recycled materials, the recyclates of insulbar® RE are of highest quality which is also reflected in a higher price. Ensinger’s material has a high strength and size tolerances are kept. Even window surfaces are the result. So, that means that insulbar® RE provides excellent thermal insulation with the same performance as standard profiles made of polyamide 66 but is much more sustainable. With the EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), an internationally recognised and standardised instrument for the sustainability certification of buildings, Ensinger also facilitates building certification according to the highest sustainability standards.
This is why the demand for insulbar® profiles made from recycled polyamide is also increasing in China. However, since the GB/T 23615.1-2017 standard recommends, that no recyclates be used in insulating profiles, Ensinger sells only polyamide 66 thermal insulating profiles in China. Nevertheless, customers who attach great importance to sustainable construction are also free to purchase high-quality recycled products from Ensinger, because the news standard is a national recommended standard and not mandatory.
European customers, such as the Wicona aluminium system house, have been using the more sustainable recycled insulbar® insulating profiles for 6 years now in order to increase the sustainability of their window systems. Ensinger has also received the „Cradle to Cradle“ Material Health Certificate in gold for its contribution to technical, sustainable progress, its commitment to protecting the global environment, and in recognition of the outstanding technology of insulbar® RE.