WICONA is one of the first system suppliers in the world to use thermal insulation strips made from recycled polyamide for the thermal insulation of its systems. This solution is part of our commitment to sustainability and helps us to reduce the impact of our products on the environment.
Economical. Innovative. Sustainable.
Available as standard right away and at no extra cost with outstanding mechanical and physical properties – and excellent environmental performance.
Gain the benefits of a pioneering innovation that further improves the eco-balance 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 – and 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
With a large gain in sustainability due to low consumption of energy and resources when compared with insulation strips made with conventional polyamide 6.6, WICONA's recycled version features a considerably improved product eco-balance. Extra points and additional percentages for no extra charge or additional cost
The first choice for green building projects
The Independently Certified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of ift Rosenheim to DIN ISO 14025 and EN 15804 confirms the unique eco-balance 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.
Building owners and specifiers will also benefit - the EPD certification assists with the building's energy efficiency rating and whole life costing.
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.