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.
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 TECHNAL 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. TECHNAL 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 TECHNAL products and will be phased in throughout the entire product range.
A large gain in sustainability due to low consumption of energy and resources: compared with the insulation strips previously used, made of conventional polyamide 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 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.
The new recycled insulation strips have the same outstanding quality features that have been persuading developers to use conventional insulation strips in TECHNAL 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 TECHNAL has considerably better performance data than the polyamide alternative obtained from biological sources, particularly where sustainability, stability and cost-effectiveness are concerned.
At TECHNAL, 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?
We believe that to be truly sustainable, we must look to a world beyond four walls and work to make it a reality – starting today. That´s why we go beyond simply world-class low-carbon materials, to run every part of our business as sustainably as possible. TECHNAL has a holistic approach to sustainability and act within 3 main areas: