|The fixings specialist - fischer
- has turned to BASF’s Ultramid®
to develop a new mounting modality for awnings. The essential
element of the new fischer Thermax system is a
plastic thermal module which is made of Ultramid®
B3EG7, a reinforced polyamide 6 of BASF.
Thanks to this cone, the galvanized anchoring rod that affixes
the awning to the building wall is joined to the stainless-steel
setscrew that serves to mount the bracket.
At the same time, it thermally insulates the threaded rods,
so that the installation of the awning does not lead to thermal
bridges and, thus, to uncontrolled heat losses through the
The anti-cold cone made of Ultramid, reinforced with 35
percent glass fibers, is extremely stiff and its self-tapping
toothed tip securely bites into the insulating material of
the building when it is installed.
|The plastic can hold up to 2.5 tons (25
kN) and the fixings set makes it possible to bridge an
insulating layer that is up to 17cm thick. The fischer
Thermax system can be installed quickly and reliably without
any special tools.
Up until now, the thermal insulation of the building was
usually negatively affected when awnings were attached to
exterior walls - so that the protection against the sun in
the summer interfered with the protection against the cold
in the winter, even allowing mould to grow. At the same time,
the designs employed so far have frequently been unsatisfactory
from a structural standpoint.
Since March of 2006, the production, sale and installation
of awnings have been regulated by DIN EN 13561.