Profine Group’s Kömmerling brand, together with Rolladen Müllers GmbH & Co. KG, has just completed a commercial project featuring ReFrame windows made of 100% recycled PVC-U, as part of a pilot project.
ReFrame windows are made entirely of recycled PVC-U but feature a ‘luxurious’ UV-resistant surface, high-quality technical properties and a high thermal insulation value. 57 ReFrame windows and doors in the Kömmerling 76 double seal system were installed in Stone Grey (outside) and white (inside) at a children’s day-care facility in WohnBau Mönchengladbach, Germany.
Rolladen Müllers’ managing director, Markus Müllers, said: “We were immediately enthusiastic about the ReFrame technology and were very pleased to be able to convince the client and the planners of this solution. Because the future of building clearly lies in energy efficiency and the conservation of natural resources with high product quality at the same time. Here we pursue the same goals as our partner Kömmerling, namely, to create a perfect cycle.’
ReFrame windows are finished with Kömmerling’s surface technology proCoverTec, which gives them a matt, high-quality appearance. In addition, the proCoverTec technology improves the technical properties of the windows, such as UV resistance and IR reflection. Passive house compatible windows can also be made out of ReFrame profiles, which can further help reduce CO2 emissions. ReFrame windows also have a theoretical service life of around 50 years and can be recycled several times.
Dr. Peter Mrosik, owner and CEO of Profine Group said: “Sustainability is a cornerstone of our corporate policy, from the use of lead-free stabilisers to comprehensive recycling solutions. That is why we see
our ReFrame profiles as a logical component with regard to the goal of a complete circular economy and sustainable solutions for generations.”