Salamander focuses on sustainability and weight saving with innovative high-tech core
Salamander Window & Door Systems transfers a sustainable high-tech material from aircraft and wind turbine construction to windows. With evoCore, the heavy steel reinforcement in the window frame is replaced by a highly insulating, stable foam core with many other advantages.
- High-tech PET foam core delivers better Uf values and is significantly lighter than conventional steel reinforcement.
- evoCore scores in terms of sustainability and saves 1.26 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of recycled plastic through the intelligent upgrading of polymer material.
- Tested component suitable for passive houses with a minimum Uw value of 0.69 W/(m²K).
Türkheim, 15-02-2021. For years Salamander Window & Door Systems has been using sustainable materials to manufacture its products. Salamander's central strategy is to turn the building element "window" into a sustainable and tangible design product solution for end customers. The company continuously questions the status quo in order to become better. In terms of sustainability, Salamander's S500 corporate strategy is firmly anchored in reducing energy consumption and cutting emissions. In order to achieve these goals, Salamander is joining all forces in the company to improve the carbon footprint. Consequently, the topic takes a high priority in the development of sustainable product solutions.
In the case of uPVC window profiles, it is customary to install a solid steel core in the large profile chamber for reasons of stability. Salamander is taking a new and innovative approach to reinforcing the frame, drawing on the experience of aircraft and wind turbine construction: the innovative and stable high-tech foam core evoCore can be used as an alternative in Salamander's multi-compatible greenEvolution system.
evoCore from Salamander: recyclable and suitable for passive houses
The evoCore foam core offers numerous advantages over the steel core. evoCore consists of 100% recycled PET bottles: Salamander thus makes an active contribution to climate protection and environmental conservation. The material can be reintroduced into the material cycle after use, and since there is almost no waste during fabrication, production waste can be reduced to almost 0 %. In terms of stability, evoCore meets the performance required by the market and offers significant advantages. Windows can be built in the same size as standard processes and burglary protection up to RC2 can be achieved. The thermal insulation capacity of the window improves by approx. 10 %. Salamander windows with evoCore comply with the passive house standard according to IFT guideline WA-15/2. Another argument of the innovative foam core is the issue of weight saving: the dead weight of evoCore is approx. 75 % lighter compared to steel reinforcement. The lower element weight enables easier assembly. The energy required for transport along the entire value chain is also reduced.
With evoCore, Salamander Window & Door Systems has created a new, innovative generation of window profiles with sustainable frame reinforcement. It is another step into the future of the sustainable product strategy.
evoCore from Salamander stands for improved performance values and more sustainability. The highly insulating and stable high-tech PET foam core replaces the heavy frame steel. © Salamander Industrie-Produkte
evoCore in the multicompatible Salamander system greenEvolution © Salamander Industrie-Produkte
evoCore in the Salamander system blueEvolution73 and blueEvolution82 centre gasket © Salamander Industrie-Produkte