insulbar® news


Innovation: A construction kit for insulating bars

Illustration of basic insulating bar with attachable functional zones
We all played with Lego as a child didn’t we? We could just keep creating new things with a wide variety of building blocks. Cars, houses, ships – there were no limits to where our imagination would take us. It’s not possible to build houses and cars with a modular insulbar system, but it is possible to construct an almost infinite number of profile geometries. In a rapid, flexible and cost-effective way.


Video clip: How the door stays in shape

Illustration: A couple are delighted at the new door which contains shear-free thermal insulating bars from insulbar.
Efficiently insulating and simultaneously minimising the deformation of the door from big temperature differences – this is what insulbar shear-free is about. The mechanism of action and the ease of processing of this special profile are illustrated by a new video clip.


Twice the impact: New additions to insulbar Sales

Photo of insulbar Key Account Managers Gabriele Uslenghi and Michael Johann Herbst
We are welcoming two new Key Account Managers to our team. The arrival of Gabriele Uslenghi and Michael Herbst is providing us with colleagues who have a wealth of experience in Sales and in the industry, thereby also giving our customers competent and pleasant contact persons to deal with.


BAU 2021: we’re part of it

BAU 2021 trade fair logo
We have high hopes for BAU and will be there in January with plenty of innovations. Customers who are unable to travel to Munich will be able to experience the exhibition in real time in virtual form. Whichever they use, interactive touch points will enable potential and existing customers to obtain advice digitally from our experts.


It works without foam too

Insulbar insulating profiles with Low-E film
Lots of designers rely on additional foam in the insulation zone. But it’s also quite easy to do without it! With the same effectiveness but without the time and effort involved in the subsequent insertion of foams.


Hand in hand against the pandemic

Woman with protective visor as an additional barrier against viruses
The coronavirus epidemic is demonstrating that plastics are indispensable in medical technology. Respirator masks, protective suits, ventilator systems, IV tubing – the list of essential articles made from polymers is a long one. A task force specially established for the purpose by Ensinger is coordinating cross-divisional activities to make its contribution to overcoming the crisis.


insulbar materials: It’s all about the right mixture

Plastic granules
Did you know? Ensinger offers more than 100 different plastics for a wide variety of applications. Over and above this, over 500 plastic modifications are possible. Our insulating bars chiefly use polyamides, tailored to the relevant application.


insulbar puts door in best climate category

Comparison of door with and without insulbar shear-free
Ensinger has developed a shear-free insulating profile for preventing the bi-metal effect in doors. Its effectiveness has now been confirmed by an external institute. The tested front door with insulbar shear-free made it into the best climate category, whilst a comparable product was unable to fulfil the door manufacturer’s minimum requirements.


Side glances: Travelling in a vacuum

Vehicle capsule travels through a tube
Ensinger can do other things too: This time we are once again focusing on a special project in which our plastics expertise is required. In the last Newsletter, our journey took us with the space probe to Mercury; this time we are travelling to the future with Elon Musk.


Aluminium recycling: we’re part of it

Ensinger supports aluminium recycling
A|U|F promotes the environmentally friendly recycling of aluminium from windows, façades and doors. As a long-standing member, Ensinger supports the association’s important work. After all, recycling the valuable material produces just 5% of the CO2 which would be generated during the production of primary aluminium.


New edition of the insulbar standard programme

Image of six different profiles
The year 2020 starts with a new edition of our catalogue for standard profiles.
You can easily recognize the new insulating bars by the corresponding markings in the article overview.


Customer service: a new face in Sales

insulbar Sales team leader Gertraud Schatz
An addition to the insulbar Sales team: a dynamic personality in the form of Gertraud Schatz has joined us as the new Head of internal sales. Her diverse experience from production and sales will help us to align our processes in an even more customer-focused way.


Acting sustainably: Ensinger in the spotlight

Child with a windmill in their hand in a cornfield
Climate change, declining bee populations, plastic waste in the ocean – these issues have become the focus of even greater public attention in recent months, thanks not least to the Fridays for Future movement. Ensinger is also increasingly being asked what sustainable action the company is taking. And it’s quite a bit.


Side Glances: On the way to Mercury

Space probe on the way to Mercury
insulbar insulating profiles are just one of our diverse plastics solutions. In the future this section is where we are going to be looking further afield at non-everyday applications for our engineering plastics and special tasks for them. For example, one Ensinger material is enabling a space probe’s trip – taking several years – to Mercury.


Rent me: New rental model for stillages

A steel stillage filled with insulbar insulating bars leaves the warehouse.
To remain in a position to deliver, we are reliant on empty steel stillages being returned to us promptly. We are therefore introducing a hire model for stillages: in the future we will be charging a fee for longer term hire.


New to the Standard programme

Standard programme, second 2019 edition
The second edition of our standard catalogue for this year has arrived. Thanks to the newly added insulating bars, there is an increasing variety of possibilities for thermally separated systems. Why not take a look right away? There is sure to be the right thing for you in there.


Management restructuring

Dr. Oliver Frey, Managing Director of the Ensinger Group
Expansion of our Management Board: Since July, Dr. Oliver Frey has been a third Managing Director, alongside Klaus Ensinger and Dr. Roland Reber. In this role he is also taking over responsibility for the insulbar Division.


Our contribution: insulbar RE

A window insulated with insulbar RE bears a green thumbprint
Three planet Earths would be needed just to supply, on a long-term basis, the resources consumed by industrialised and newly industrialising countries. This means that every individual has an obligation to protect the eco-system and preserve it for future generations. Ensinger is also making its contribution.


It’s all about the frame: this is how the insulation zone is optimised

View of the insulation zone of a window corner from aluminium profiles thermally separated with insulbar.
When it comes to making the thermal separation of metal systems as efficient as possible, engineers’ know-how is required. You can read here about how heat transfer works in the assembly, and about which influencing variables the design engineer draws on when optimising the insulation zone.


Smooth shell, foamed core: insulbar LI

insulbar LI insulating profile with a close-up of the smooth shell and the foamed core
A new insulating profile is now complementing our portfolio: With insulbar LI made from foamed, glass fibre-reinforced polyamide 66, Uf values can be improved in a cost-effective manner. Or you can reduce the installation depth while maintaining the same Uf value. More


You’ve got mail!

Computer screen on which an envelope appears as a notification of an incoming e-mail.
Acting in an environmentally conscious way – also when it comes to everyday things: from now on your invoices will be e-mailed to you as a PDF file. This not only saves time & money but also conserves natural resources.


Further improvement to life cycle assessment

The ift Rosenheim officially presents the new environmental declaration EPD for insulbar insulating bars
The Institute of Window Technology ift Rosenheim has renewed the environmental product declaration (EPD) for insulbar insulating profiles. At BAU 2019, a representative from the ift presented the certificate officially ...


A dozen new possibilities

Illustration of title page of insulbar catalogue, first 2019 edition
The new edition of the insulbar catalogue is available, having been expanded to include twelve new insulating profiles in different geometries & installation sizes for diverse applications. Why not take a look?


Raising our profile even further at BAU

Illustration of the BAU trade fair app on tablet and smartphone
Everything that makes the thermal separation of windows, doors and façades better: this is what awaits you at our stand at the BAU trade fair in Munich. You can therefore expect new products and accumulated expertise in materials and service. Our “trade fair app” keeps you up to date with all the important things to do with the trade fair.  


New addition at insulbar

insulbar Application Engineer Christopher Goetz
New team member at Application Engineering: Christopher Götz is supporting and advising customers in matters of thermal separation with insulbar insulating profiles. He already gained experience in this subject matter at Ensinger during his degree. 


Shear-free: the insulating profile for doors

Cross section and geometry of two-part, shear-free insulbar insulating profile
Who doesn’t delight at the sun shining into their face on leaving the house. But the joy quickly evaporates if the front door is on the sunny side. On hot days, it can become significantly deformed as a result of the heat. Ensinger is now putting a stop to this. 


insulbar gets a facelift

Illustration of the new insulbar website

New, user-friendly, with a clear layout:

Now and again every house is in need of a thorough refurbishment. When this takes place, the technical facilities are fully upgraded,...


Tough market situation regarding Polyamide 66

Illustration of black Polyamide 66 granules

Various ‘force majeure’ circumstances have meant that, for months now, the plastics sector has been facing a difficult situation regarding the sourcing of PA 66...



Illustration of glass ball on hand with the writing EVI Excellence
We would like to get a bit better every day. And we want to do this using improvement methods based on local requirements but always with one thing in common: Every employee can and should contribute.


Summer edition of the 2018 standard range

Illustration of the insulbar standard range second edition 2018

Twice a year, we update our standard insulbar range for you. A new edition is now available – as always with a variety of new insulating profiles and new possibilities when it comes to system construction...


Sales under new management

Insulbar Head of Sales Manager Matthias Rink

Since 1 April, Matthias Rink has been head of insulbar Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Rink, Ensinger has gained a very experienced and approachable manager who is capable of putting his ideas into action...


All fixed up: improved load securing

insulbar insulating profiles loaded in stillages have additional protection against damage by way of a securing tarpaulin.
So that nothing slips about during handling and transport and the load is better protected against mechanical damage, Ensinger is introducing a further restraining system for its stillages. This system consists of a robust tarpaulin and strap sewn onto...


Profile processing to customer order

Punched insulbar insulating profile
At your request we will supply you with fully processed insulating profiles, prepared ready for installation and with individually definable characteristics – both for insulating bars developed specifically for the customer and profiles from our standard...


Further building project at the Cham site

North-east elevation of the planned extension to production and logistics facilities at the Cham site
Ensinger is about to make a further investment at the Cham site. The plastics processor is planning to extend a production and logistics building that was put into operation ten years ago. These new building plans are the second construction project in...


insulbar® bolt operating profiles: well wound

Coil types for insulbar bolt operating profiles

Considerably less waste and well wound: our insulbar® bolt operating profiles are sent to you with a new packaging and coil design.

In future, we will also be delivering push rods on coils without additional single-use spools made of cardboard...


New website, new e-mail

Woman surfing the new Ensinger website
With its high-performance plastics, Ensinger is now represented globally at 33 sites and in numerous industries. As a result of this growth, our old corporate website was out of date. To ensure that Ensinger’s digital presentation is contemporary and...


Nine new insulating bars in the standard range

Standard insulbar range flip book
Even more options for your system design: we have enhanced the first edition of the insulbar® standard range for 2018 with nine new insulating bars. This includes an additional system group with 28 mm insulation depth. This comprises a hollow chamber...


insulbar® wins the USGlass Readers’ Choice Award

Publications by USGlass magazine

Readers of USGlass magazine voted and decided in favour of insulbar®: our insulating bar was voted the best component of 2017 and presented the USGlass Readers’ Choice Award.

USGlass Magazine is the official publication of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and...


Gold for green: insulbar® RE

Since 2nd August 2017 it’s been all about reserves! This day is known as "Earth Overshoot Day" – the day when humanity lives off Earth’s reserves for the rest of the year, because the natural resources we have consumed exceed Earth’s capacity to...


Ensinger foundation: helping people help themselves in Nigeria

The Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation has been supporting a school project in the village of Nimo in Nigeria for the past 20 years. With its help, a primary school was initially built that is now attended by 525 children. In addition to buying...


Standard range comes to life

The days of boring PDFs are past. You can experience our catalogue in a whole new way with new summer edition of the insulbar® standard range. The new format enables you to gain a more clearly arranged, lifelike depiction, simplifying the on-screen...


Energy efficient & stormproof

Precisely ten years ago, on July 24, 2007, the first insulbar® insulating bar was extruded on North American soil, in Grenloch (New Jersey). Although around 50% of metal windows in the USA are still without thermal separation, awareness of the benefits of...


insulbar® celebrates its 40th birthday

On October 17, 1973 the price of crude oil rose from three to five US dollars per barrel. A rise of 70 %. Practically over night. During the year that followed, oil prices continued to rise to over twelve dollars. This price shock made people realise...


And the winner is...

In the spring we asked you to help us find a name for our previously nameless insulbar® LO mascot. We received lots of funny and original suggestions, so it was not easy for us to choose. However, our cute, blue Lambda man finally has a name: Lambdy!


"The frame is what makes the difference"

"With regards to energy efficiency, builders are increasingly paying attention to glazing. Yet it’s usually the frame that makes the difference," says Ahmet Biler, R&D expert at Metal Yapi, one of the leading façade specialists in the world...


Cradle to Cradle Material Health: insulbar® certified

People spend the majority – 90% – of their time inside buildings. It is therefore important to Ensinger to use insulbar® materials for its building products, which are demonstrably harmless to humans and the environment. Representative of two products...


Immerse yourself: Ensinger at Bau 2017

From 16 to 21 January it was that time again: The leading global trade fair for architecture, materials and systems opened its doors. As always, this time BAU once again celebrated new record visitor numbers. Naturally Ensinger had to be there among the...


Ensinger has shrunk the lambda value

Large areas of glass, slim frames, high energy efficiency: BAU 2017 saw Ensinger exhibit insulbar® and in so doing present the solution for delicate, visually appealing systems which simultaneously retain outstanding insulating properties. The lambda...


Data sheets updated

Updated data sheets for the Ensinger plastics TECATHERM 66 ESP, TECATHERM 66 GF 40 and TECATHERM VE-R-G300 are now available for download.

What has changed? These products are non-standard materials whose rated values for thermal conductivity are not...


Sample box: please DO touch!

So that you can get a comprehensive picture of insulbar® profiles, we have a new sample box to offer you. The box contains 8 sample profile types and shapes from the extensive insulbar® standard range. Inside you will find, for example, alongside offset..


Standard range: the summer edition has arrived!

A decision to use a standard insulating profile will save you hard cash: No time or costs are required for design and tool production, and delivery times will be reduced accordingly. This is why we are constantly expanding our standard range for you; for...


50 years of Ensinger: built to last

In 1966, Wilfried Ensinger started up his own business in a garage. It was barely long enough to enable extrusion of fibre-reinforced plastics on the two home-made facilities. Before a strand reached the other side of the road it was sawn off with a hand...


New: protection for visible surfaces

As of now, Ensinger is offering you a protective film for insulbar® insulating profiles. It provides effective protection against damage, scratches and stains throughout the manufacturing process. The film is primarily intended for the surface of the bars...


Ensinger turns 50!

After starting out in a garage in Ehningen, a small town in the south west of Germany, Ensinger has developed over the course of half a century from a small business to an international group of companies. Nowadays, the company is represented with...


Well wound: insulbar® on coils

If required, in future Ensinger will supply its straight and offset insulbar® insulating bars in wound form delivered as coils. This form of delivery allows up to 300 m to be rolled as a continuous piece on a coil, depending on the profile geometry...


Coex sealing wire: who invented it?

The coex sealing wire in the insulating profile is used to create a perfect seal of the assembled system, and as well as ensuring a reliable moisture barrier, also brings about an additional safeguard against displacement of the assembly. Most insulbar®...


insulbar® FS profiles: material suitability verified

To ensure compliance with the new European Product Standard governing the fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics of doors, gates and windows EN 16034, many suppliers are revising their fire resistance and smoke control systems...


insulbar® thermal insulating bars still aTg approved

The UBAtc (l’Union Belge pour l’Agrément technique) is the only Belgian authority empowered to grant official technical approval for construction materials. The l’agrément technique for construction products is voluntary and is used as an official...