aluplast has launched Ideal neo, a radical new energy efficient profile that can create windows with a U-value of just 0.9W/m2K with a standard double glazed unit.
Part of aluplast’s energeto family of products, Ideal neo is a new flush-fit, 76mm front-to-back system, which tackles the challenges of stricter Building Regulations head on, while scoring marks for sustainability.
“Ideal neo is a huge leap in innovation, and offers significant opportunities for fabricators and installers,” Ian Cocken, Sales and Marketing Director at aluplast, said.
“On a headline level, windows manufactured using Ideal neo can achieve U-values as low as 0.9W/m2K with a standard 28mm double-glazed unit. But the key advantage for fabricators investing in this technology now is that the frame design allows U-values to be pushed much lower without significantly changing the overall design of the window – they will be effectively future-proofing themselves against further regulatory updates.”
Ideal neo offers a base-level 1.2W/m2K Uf-value, and the ability to carry units up to 50mm. This means triple glazing can easily be incorporated, which presents the opportunity to offer windows with ultra-low U-values.
Further options contribute to Ideal neo’s energy efficiency. These include ‘powerdur’, a specially designed fibre-glass-reinforced plastic insert, which improves the thermal performance and makes the windows 20% lighter than conventional windows. This saves fuel during transportation, relieving strain on the environment in the process.
Glass units can be bonded to the frame, which improves weather tightness, thermal performance, and the window’s rigidity. And since Ideal neo windows are lighter, glass bonding doesn’t impact on the weight during installation.
The Ideal neo system also has a classic centre seal – ‘safetec inside’ – which is a special extruded middle rebate with a third internal seal. This ensures better tightness of the entire construction, improves thermal and acoustic properties, and makes it more difficult to force open the sash by blocking access from an external attack.
Profile supplied by aluplast, including in the UK, is made from ecotech, which maximises the amount of recycled content in a profile’s design, without affecting performance.
And all profile is available in 40 different foiled finishes, including woodec and aludec. These are next generation foils that accurately replicate timber and aluminium, and open up opportunities for fabricators and installers targeting high-end installations.
“Ideal neo is a brand-new product, designed from the ground up, which closes the loop on recyclability, and raises the game for fabricators and installers in an increasingly environmentally conscious marketplace,” Cocken said.