Thermal and sound insulation
Windows with better insulation
Windows are one of the main weak points of the thermal insulation in buildings. The Arkema Group has developed innovative solutions which contribute to the manufacturing of high performance, double-glazed windows;
To enhance the efficiency of double-glazed windows, the Siliporite® molecular sieves are used in the aluminum frames placed between the two window panes in order to “capture” the condensation. This technology keeps the air in the double-glazing perfectly dry. As a result, insulation efficiency is increased, and the quality of the window is extended by several years.
When treated with Certincoat®, glass window surfaces limit the thermal exchange between the interior and exterior due to a better reflection of solar radiation. The temperature inside the building is more stable and energy costs are reduced by 30%.
To optimize the quality of PVC window profiles, Durastrength® and Clearstrength® additives respectively provide PVC profiles with impact resistance and UV resistance. These additives extend the quality of the frame structures. Plastistrength®, an acrylic process aid, enhances even the most rigid PVC formulation used for the extrusion of the profiles.
Brighter and thriftier colors
A pigment with a strong hiding power for paint, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. Two Arkema innovations (Celocor™ polymers and Coatex’s Bumper Technology™) help paint manufacturers use less TiO2 with no loss in covering performance.
Smart, insulating window glass
Low-emissivity Certincoat® flat-glass coatings make windows smarter and improve building insulation. They let the sunlight in and keep heat from getting out. The end result: heating savings of 30%.
Keeping moisture out
Placed inside a perforated aluminum frame, CECA’s Siliporite® molecular sieves adsorb moisture and so prevent condensation in double-pane windows, thereby protecting the window’s properties for years.
A coating that insulates
An Arkema subsidiary, Bostik has developed the first insulating leveling compound that reduces heat loss by 15%. It does just as good a job prepping walls for painting as conventional coatings. It’s a two-in-one, saving time and ultimately cutting energy costs.
For the thermal and sound insulation of walls, the Arkema Group offers a whole range of solutions that meet the requirements of builders and sustainable construction certifications:
Kynar Aquatec® PVDF resin-based coatings for reflective roofs customized for direct application on the job site. Roofs treated or coated with such coatings help minimize thermal exchange (reflection of sun rays and limited absorption of heat by the roof). This results in lower energy consumption in the building and longer service life for the roofs.
Forane® blowing agents for rigid polyurethane or polystyrene foam, the most widely used in the market. The new generation Forane® is based on hydrofluorolefins (HFOs) and has no impact on global warming.
Climatherm® from Bostik, a system for enhancing the thermal efficiency of buildings. Applied on external walls, this insulating solution is an effective way of enhancing buildings without reducing living areas.
Pebax® elastomer-based vapor-barrier films or membranes prevent the diffusion and stagnation of water vapor within the walls. Therefore they minimize damage to the materials as well as the appearance of sources harmful to health (mold).
Focus on... a revolutionary sealant coating!
Bostik, the bonding solutions specialist, has developed the first thermal insulation leveling coating offering the same characteristics as a traditional leveling coating.
Enhanced with glass microbeads, this latest coating is used to insulate walls and ceilings by reducing heat loss (by up to 15% depending on wall thickness) and prevent damp and the sensation of a cold wall. Applied with a roller or a spatula, it ensures a perfectly smooth and ultra-white finish over a 2 mm thickness. Benefits include: time saving, reduction in wastes generated and in product consumption, minimum VOC emission (class A+), and lower energy costs.