Tremco illbruck took the opportunity presented by the recent Ecobuild event to launch their joint sealant innovations and sustainable building solutions. At the exhibition, top international management from Tremco illbruck stressed the extent to which it is a solution driven company, with a strong focus on environmental as well as technical issues.
The US-based parent company, RPM Building Solutions Group, has an annual turnover of $3.3 billion, to which European construction activity contributes one third.
European President Reiner Eisenhut said at the conference: “Tremco Illbruck is the European platform for our Building Solutions Group. We always consider the fact that construction is different, not only from country to country, but even city to city. We therefore look at ways we can provide local solutions.”
Referring to the innovative i3 system for sealing fenestration installations, he added: “In the area of looking at insulation around window openings, we know we can save a lot of energy.”
i3 brings together three well proven products to create a vapour permeable sealing system also capable of achieving the air tightness necessary for low carbon living.
An appropriate thickness of Compriband 600 tape takes up the gap between window frame and reveal, before illbruck FM230 Window Foam+ is injected around the inner side of the joint. Illbruck Duo Flexible Membrane then provides an air tight seal between the inner side of the frame and the wall’s air barrier line before final finishes are applied inside and out.
Tremco illbruck’s UK Director and General Manager Richard Hill said: “We are a building solutions provider: sealing, waterproofing and weather-proofing structures in order to improve the performance of properties. It is in the areas of windows, walls, roofs and floors that our products can really make a difference.
“Our i3 system is ideally suited to use in Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable Homes constructions. They are equally applicable to refurbishment work as well as new build projects.”
Not only were visitors to Ecobuild able to inspect a model showing a section of a window frame, featuring the use of i3, but they also heard how the system is currently being recommended by a number of major window manufacturers.
Also displayed on Tremco illbruck’s stand were intelligent products such as Compriband Timber Max which offers manufacturers of multi-storey timber structures an innovative means of dealing with high degrees of differentual movement.