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New generation of products from Schüco

with future-orientated ecological materials

The Green generation of aluminium products

The FW 50+.SI Green façade system and the AWS 90.SI+ Green aluminium window system integrate components such as insulating bars, gaskets and pressure plates with a proportion of renewable materials. This means that fossil fuels are substituted in part, reducing the energy requirement for the production of raw materials. This development is possible due to the plant species Ricinus communis. Sebacic acid is derived from the seeds of this plant, which is used to manufacture polyamide. Polyamide created in this way forms the basis for the pressure plates of the FW 50+.SI Green façade system and for the "green" insulating bars which are integrated into the Schüco AWS 90.SI+ Green window system.

The oil from the seeds is even used for the foam of these insulating bars without the need for chemical processing. Schüco is also making a marketing contribution for the transfer of biotechnology for gaskets in both of these profile systems, by using EPDM (synthetic rubber) made from sugar cane or bio-ethanol.Equipped with plastics containing a significant proportion of renewable raw materials, these windows and façades now make a double contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases, since they have a lower potential for global warming

This means that using renewable raw materials releases fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere during manufacturing and it also conserves natural resources. By integrating renewable raw materials into aluminium windows and façades with thermal insulation to passive house standard, Schüco is demonstrating its approach towards energy-efficient and sustainable construction.

Combination of sustainability and energy efficiency
In Germany, thermal insulation is the decisive factor in the energy revolution. Many local authorities have already pledged to implement thermal insulation to passive house level as standard when constructing new public buildings. The Schüco AWS 90.SI+ Green window system and the FW 50+.SI Green façade system fulfil precisely these requirements. Both constructions combine the advantages of durable aluminium with thermal insulation to passive house standard, thereby conserving natural resources and reducing CO2 emissions. Equipped with plastics containing a significant proportion of renewable raw materials, these windows and façades now make a double contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases, since they have a lower potential for global warming. This means that using renewable raw materials releases fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere during manufacturing and it also conserves natural resources. By integrating renewable raw materials into aluminium windows and façades with thermal insulation to passive house standard, Schüco is demonstrating its commitment to energy-efficient and sustainable construction.