Canadian Plastics

Glass-Reinforced Nylon Anti-Cold Cone Prevents Heat Loss Through Awning

Until now, thermal insulation of a building was usually negatively affected when awnings were attached to exterior walls, so that the protection against the sun in the summer interfered with the prote...

October 1, 2006   Canadian Plastics



Until now, thermal insulation of a building was usually negatively affected when awnings were attached to exterior walls, so that the protection against the sun in the summer interfered with the protection of the cold in the winger, even allowing mold to grow.

But fischer, a manufacturer of fittings, has now developed the Thermax system, which is a plastic thermal module, dubbed the “anti-cold cone,” made with Basf’s Ultramid B3EG7 35 per cent glass-reinforced nylon 6.

“Thanks to this cone, the galvanized anchoring rod that affixes the awning to the building wall is joined to the stainless-steel stetscrew that serves to mount the bracket,” Basf said. “At the same time, it thermally insulates the threaded rods so that the installation of the awning does not lead to thermal bridges, and thus uncontrolled heat losses through exterior walls.”

Plus Thermax is extremely stiff and its self-tapping toothed tip securely bites into the insulating material of the building when it is installed; it can hold up to 20.5 tons, and the fixings set makes it possible to bridge an insulating layer that is up to 17 centimetres thick.

BASF Canada (Toronto, Ont.); www.plasticsportal.net; 416-675-3611


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