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IKD® intensive core insulation
GEALAN profile systems
- S 3000 profile system
- S 7000 IQ profile system
- S 8000 IQ profile system
- Deep-width profile system IQ plus
- S 7000 IQ Passive House profile system
Other GEALAN products
- STV® Static dry glazing
- IKD® intensive core insulation
- Window walls
- Style windows
- acrylcolor profiles
- Aluminium skirting
- Exterior doors
- Lift/slide doors
- Sliding windows and doors
- Folding shutter systems
- Roll shutter system RAE plus
- Recycling profiles
- Room ventilation
- Profile viewers
Information for manufacturers
"The combination of IKD® intensive core insulation and STV® static dry glazing open interesting new opportunities for window manufacturers. With them, better thermal insulation as well as larger and/or lighter window elements can be made."
The advantages of profiles with IKD®:
- Increased insulation values
Profiles filled with IKD® technology can achieve Uf-values as low as 0.78 W/m²K when used in combniation with STV®(according to ift Rosenheim institute for the profile combination 5010/5007). This is equal to the standard for passive house windows. When combined with panes with Ug-Values of 0.4 W/m²K and Swisspacer V breaks, Uw-Values as low as 0.61 W/m²K can be achieved.
- Normal workflow
Cutting, welding and trimming can be carried out as usual.
- No extra investment
The foam is injected into the profile chamber in the factory. The window manufacturer then receives the finished profile off the shelf.
- No steel stiffeners necessary
When used together with the STV®-technology, normal-sized elements can be assembled without the steel stiffeners. This saves weight, reduces transportation costs and makes installation easier.
- Simple recycling
The foam is kept in place inside the profile through pressure and not surface bonding. When sawed, the foam can then easily be taken out of the profile and recycled separately.
- Reduced workload
To achieve excellent thermal insulation it is no longer necessary to fir the profiles by hand with inserts. The profiles are already foam-filled.
- Increased security
The IKD® profile – when combined with STV® technology – makes it more difficult to pry or force open the window, due to the hardened foam core and the full adhesive bonding between casement and pane.
IKD® intensive core insulation
Foam filled profiles improve the therma insulation
One interesting solution to improving the U-values of window frames has been filling the profiles with foam. The new STV® static dry glazing technology opens new, intersting prespectives for this. The total adhesive bonding of the glass to the casement rebate with the aid of a special adhesive strip eliminates the need for steel stiffeners in the profile. The space inside the profile is then available for improving the insulation characteristics through foam filling. With this development it was possible to create a system solution that achieved U-values of under 0.8W/m²K – the standard for passive house construction.
IKD® profiles straight from GEALAN
To achieve this target, it was necessary to develop a new, special foam that could be welded. This foam is added to the profile in the extruder line, injected into the profile chamber. The window manufacturer doesn't have to invest in complex and expensive new technology, as the finished profile bars are delivered ready-to-use. With IKD® profiles, the normal work steps of cutting, welding and trimming are performed as usual.
Even recycling of the foam-filled profile is not a problem, as the foam is held in place through pressure and not by surface bonding. When chopped apart in a recycling processor, the foam filling simply falls out.
First tests with the middle sealing S 7000 IQ plus system and IKD® reveal that when combined with panes with Ug-Values of 0.4 W/m²K and thermal breaks, Uw-Values as low as 0.61 W/m²K can be achieved.