Why ‘Thermal Fit’ is the Future | tremco illbruck

Ben Alcock
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Date: 18 July 2018

Ben Alcock, Business Development Manager at sealant, adhesive and tape specialists illbruck, explains why impregnated tape is the future of window installation.

Today, thermal performance is a hot topic – and window and door manufacturers are coming out with products boasting better energy efficiency than ever before.

Multi-chambered profiles, warm-edge spacer bars, high-performance glass, triple-glazing – they’ve all been positioned as cure-all solutions to the rising demand for energy efficient windows. But here’s the bottom line: It doesn’t matter how energy efficient a window or door is, if you use silicone to seal the perimeter, the energy saving benefits will be compromised.

Why? Silicone is a very poor insulator - it has a U-Value of 2.6 (or worse) - and this means you’re going to lose a lot of heat through the perimeter of the frame, even if you have a super energy efficient window.

Since the 1980s, silicone has been the only window sealing material available, but now there’s a new solution – installation tape. This new type of sealing product offers leading thermal efficiency, air-tightness, and weather resistance and enables installers to meet stringent Passivhaus standards.

At Tremco we’ve developed TP650 Trio, an installation tape that’s made with pre-compressed, multi-functional polyurethane and is impregnated with flame retardant resin.

TP650 Trio allows you to achieve a true ‘Thermal Fit’ – which is when the window installation offers best in class energy efficiency. These days, almost all installers use energy efficiency to try and win more sales – but by adopting and promoting the Thermal Fit concept, you can give yourself an edge over your competition.

TP650 Trio may offer market leading performance but most importantly of all, it’s a breeze to fit. A lot of other non-silicone sealant solutions on the market are incredibly difficult to align or can crease around corners. Trio has none of these problems – and can be measured and applied in a matter of minutes.

If you would like to know more about TP650 Trio and how it can benefit your business, please get in touch.   

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