Plastic Q&A - Common questions about plastic
We recieve a lot of questions about plastic and how we produce plastic profiles. Here we have answered some of the most common question. If you have further questions, you are welcome to contact us.
What is a thermal break in construction? add
A thermal break in a construction is a material with a low thermal conductivity. The purpose of a thermal break is to insulate and reduce the loss of heat - or to preserve the cool from air conditioning inside.
In the plastic industry thermal breaks is considered when extruded frames for windows and doors, refrigerators, vehicles etc. leave space for either insulating air pockets or insertion of other materials. Plastic profiles can also function as thermal breaks in itself. Here you can read more about plastic profiles for the different industries:
The thermal insulating capacity of plastics is very high compared to other materials. This is the reason we see more and more products and buildings using plastic as thermal breaks to reduce the cost of heat and air conditioning - and ultimately reduce the CO2-footprint.