Technoform Thermal Break (Thermally Broken Windows)

Technology Category:
Facade and Envelope
Technology Supplier:
Technoform Bautec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Originated From:
GERMANY
Suitability in Existing Building/New Development:
Existing Building , New Development
Suitability Climate Zones
Hot and humid , Hot and dry , Others
Technology Keywords
Thermal Break, Thermal Bridging, Thermally Broken, Insulated Frame, Thermal Insulating Profile
Technology Description
Window and curtain wall frames are commonly made of aluminium, which has a thermal conductivity of 160W/mK (160 times more conductive than glass). With high solar radiation and outdoor air temperature throughout the year, large amount of heat is transmitted indoors through the aluminium frames, increasing the cooling load of buildings. 

To reduce heat gain through the aluminium frames, Thermal Break can be used to separate the interior and exterior aluminium frame sections.

Technoform Thermal Break is made of glass-fibre reinforced polyamide, an engineering plastic with low thermal conductivity (533 times less conductive than aluminium) and excellent mechanical properties, exceeding requirements stipulated in EN14024.

Estimated Life Time
0 years
Estimated Lead Time
0 month
Technology Features
Technology Advantages
Improves thermal performance of windows, doors and facades
Reduces building envelope heat gain
Lowers electrical consumption and carbon emission due to cooling

Technology Limitation
NA
Cost and Benefit Analysis
Green Mark NRB:2015 
1.3a Thermal Bridging (Advanced Green Efforts)
1.3a Tropical Façade Performance
3.2b Embodied Carbon
3.2c Sustainable Products with Higher Environmental Credentials (Advanced Green Efforts)

Certifications and Awards
SGBP very good (2 ticks), Cradle to Cradle certified Gold