Synseal Extrusions will be exhibiting at Ecobuild this year, to promote its wide range of environmentally focussed products and initiatives.
The leading PVC-U systems supplier has developed a range of plastic thermal reinforcements for its Legend, Synerjy and Shield profiles which are made from 100% recycled material, and have been designed to make windows more energy efficient than those reinforced with steel.
Investing in recycled products such as PTR’s can cut down on window fabrication costs, increase profit, and still meet the criteria set down by the revised Building Regulations.
Other advantages of PTR’s over steel are that they eradicate corrosion problems; are less expensive and lighter; are easier and faster to fit and looking beyond installation to the distant future makes the entire PVCU frame 100% recyclable.
Synseal will also be explaining how its window profiles have been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Evolve vertical sliding sash windows, for example – a popular specification for the new-build market – have been designed make it easier for contractors to construct energy efficient homes with traditional good looks.
Similarly, Legend – the comprehensive 70mm window and door system designed specifically for the commercial market place – can be provided in a 100% recycled option and generates an industry leading 1.2W/m2K U-value with further increases to 0.9W/m2K if 40mm triple glazing is used.
Legend window design options include Synseal innovations such as recycled reinforcements, multi-chambered heat reduction profiles and a lead free process.
Synseal’s environmental credentials have been recognised by the industry after it recently won a bronze award for Environmental Best Practice at the Green Apple Awards presented at the House of Commons.
The company successfully achieved its objective of reducing its landfill waste to zero. Synseal impressed the judges by recycling 284 tonnes of plastic, wood, cardboard, aluminium, mixed recyclables (drinks cans, plastic bottles etc), polypropylene and mixed metal in the last 6 months. A further 264 tonnes of PVC waste was recycled, along with 12 tonnes of gasket waste that replaced virgin material in the manufacturing process.