Published: 30th November 2010
Attending the green building expo for the fourth year in succession, the Group will profile amongst other products its new fully sculptured 98 per cent recycled window system.
Available from Group company and systems leader, Profile 22, it features a centre pane u-value of as low as 0.8W/m2K, delivering significant energy and by implication, CO2 savings. But manufactured solely from recycled “end-of-life” early generation PVC-U window frames, the profile uses just six per cent of carbon in manufacture compared to that of a window profile manufactured from virgin material, bringing new sustainability to PVC-U building product technology.
The system, which scooped the Best Recycled Product Award at the National Recycling Awards 2009, is also available in a range of colour and dual-colour options including wood grains, white wood grain and greys amongst others. Developed to bring new design flexibility to commercial specification, it offers in particular a strong but lower cost and more thermally efficient aesthetic match to aluminium.
Jim Rawson, Group chairman, said: “Since becoming the first company to manufacture a new PVC-U window from fully recycled material in 2004, we have gone through an evolutionary process, developing a product portfolio that is not only sustainable but which also features built in value, making more efficient use of resource, which is easier to manufacture, more efficient to install while also delivering energy and maintenance savings in life.”
Profile 22 sister company and roofline specialist Swish Building Products will also attend this year’s event with its pioneering, “low CO2″, recycled PVC rainwater system – short-listed in the same category for the National Recycling Awards 2010.
Bringing tons of end of life material back into use rainwater and guttering profiles are manufactured from 84 per cent recycled material. This includes old post-consumer material that has reached the end of its life.
And because they are manufactured from recycled material, rainwater pipes and gutters from Swish produce 70 per cent less CO2 than would be created in manufacture from virgin material.
This pioneering development in PVC-U building product sustainability has made a significant contribution in PVC-U’s recent “A” and “A plus” Green Guide rating from the Building Research Establishment.
Other products on show will also include the Group’s fully recycled cavity closer and 98 per cent recycled cill ranges, plus the low maintenance and secure composite door offer from Epwin Group door specialist Permadoor.
The Epwin Group will also be showcasing its recycled underground drainage and soil range from recent group acquisition, Amazon Civils.
For more information on sustainable and energy efficient products from the Epwin Group visit www.epwin.co.uk or call 01242 243444.< Back to News Page