6/2/2015 / Press release

Ensinger offers Uw calculator in app form

Ensinger, manufacturer of Thermix warm edge spacers recently launched an app version of its Uw calculator to determine the thermal transmission coefficient of windows. The app is available in both an android and iOS version, in eleven different languages.

With the Uw app from Ensinger, users can now calculate the thermal transmission coefficient of windows in compliance with EN ISO 10077-1. The ψ (in other words Psi) values of Thermix spacers taken into account in the calculation are based on representative frame profiles and glazing in compliance with the Data sheet of the German Flat Glass Association (within the scope of validity of Guideline WA-08/2 of the Institute of Window Technology (ift)).

"In just a few moments it is possible to tell how good a window actually is from the thermal insulation point of view", explains Dr. Albert Lingens, Head of Thermix Sales at Ensinger. "To date, people have simply managed using table values, although the results were often poorer and less precise. Using this app, architects, planners and window manufacturers can calculate the Uw value both quickly and correctly. This is a really useful aid, particularly when dealing with more complex windows, such as those with bars."

The first thing to do when using the app is to select the calculation basis, then the required frame material and frame width. There are a variety of frame types stored in the system: Wood, PVC, aluminium and wood-aluminium. The next stage is to choose the spacers, the glass and window geometry. Double and triple glazed window units can be calculated. The information can then be supplemented by the number of sashes, the temperature range and the type and orientation of bars.

The ψ values of the spacers are also included in the calculation, as are facts about the bars. After performing the calculation, a PDF document can be created for saving or printing out. The configured system is also graphically displayed. The app is available in eleven language versions.


About Thermix

Thermix spacers improve the thermal separation of insulated glass windows, doors and facades. This helps save energy and consequently heating and cooling costs as well as cutting carbon emissions. As an insulated glazing edge bond system, Thermix spacers provide a "warm edge". In addition, Thermix muntin bars produce the appearance of a genuine lattice window but with an excellent level of insulation. Both products can be simply and efficiently processed. Specially developed corner keys and straight connectors ensure well-fitting and secure connections every time. Thermix is a brand of Ensinger, one of the leading specialists in high-performance plastics.

For more information, go to: www.thermixspacer.com


About Ensinger

The Ensinger group is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of compounds, semi-finished materials, profiles and technical parts made of engineering and high performance plastics through extrusion, machining and injection moulding. With a total of 2,200 employees at 27 locations, the family-owned enterprise is represented worldwide in all major industrial regions with manufacturing facilities or sales offices.

For more information, go to www.ensingerplastics.com.


Press contact and additional information

Karin Skrodzki

Ensinger GmbH
PR and Communication Building Products
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 8
71154 Nufringen
Germany
Tel. +49 7032 819 674
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