Plastics specialist Ensinger is strengthening its commitment to “green” construction. There is now an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the insulated glass spacers Thermix TX Pro and Thermix Low Psi. In addition, the EPD for insulbar insulating profiles for thermal separation in windows, doors and façades made from metal has been updated. The EPDs illustrate, with the aid of key figures, the environmental impact of the thermally insulating construction products from Ensinger across their entire production process.
Within the context of the life-cycle assessment, the Institut für Fenstertechnik [Institute of Window Technology] ift Rosenheim analysed comprehensive data on the lifecycles of insulbar and Thermix “from raw material extraction through to sale and distribution. It also considered the disposal and/or recycling. The environmental product declaration now contains reliable values whose purpose is to provide evidence of sustainability to processors as well as to building owners, planners and architects.
“With Thermix and insulbar we are helping to increase the energy efficiency of buildings in a sustainable manner”, explains Rolf Friedrich Buhl, who oversees worldwide sales of Thermix spacers for the warm edge in insulating glazing. “For a long time now, it has been possible to calculate to what extent the optimised thermal insulation pays off as a result of lower energy consumption. With the EPD we are going one step further and supplying sound data in order to prepare comprehensive life cycle assessments for systems which our products are used in.”
Ensinger is exhibiting in various trade fairs through 2019, Pencere Eurasia 6 – 9 March Istanbul, Made Expo 13 – 16 March Milan, China Glass 22 – 25 May Beijing, Batimat 4 – 8 November Paris and Fenestration Bau 5 – 8 November Shanghai