insulbar® news

11/22/2019

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.

10/14/2019

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.

8/8/2019

New to the standard program

Standard programme, second 2019 edition
The second edition of our standard catalog 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.

7/24/2019

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.

6/19/2019

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 industrialized and newly industrializing 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.

5/22/2019

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

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 optimizing the insulation zone.

4/29/2019

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.

2/25/2019

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  ...

1/22/2019

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?

11/29/2018

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

10/30/2018

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. 

9/24/2018

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. 

9/7/2018

insulbar gets a facelift

Illustration of the new insulbar website

New, user-friendly, with a clear layout: insulbar.com

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

8/28/2018

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...

8/13/2018

EVI, BOOM and T.I.C.K

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.

7/18/2018

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...

7/2/2018

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...

6/28/2018

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...

6/7/2018

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...

5/18/2018

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...

3/12/2018

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...

2/15/2018

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...

2/2/2018

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...

12/1/2017

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...

11/15/2017

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...

10/31/2017

Welcome back, Uwe!

Uwe Lerner has been a member of the insulbar® application engineering team since July. In his role as Project Manager he is a competent and reliable contact person for our customers. He offers them support and advice in all aspects of the technical design...

9/19/2017

Standard range comes to life

Standard insulbar range flip book
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...

8/17/2017

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...

7/31/2017

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 realize...

6/26/2017

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!

5/2/2017

"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 facade specialists in the world...

3/24/2017

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...

2/1/2017

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...

1/31/2017

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...

10/31/2016

insulbar YouTube: new clip available

How does one correctly insulate aluminium windows by means of thermal separation? You can find out the answer in a short explanatory video on the insulbar® YouTube channel. Why not give it a click! Direct link to Clip!

7/29/2016

Video: the material of the future

In the 1960s, a lot is in a state of flux. New materials are conquering the market. And Wilfried Ensinger is experimenting in his garage on new techniques in order to be able to produce quality stock shapes and elements for machines using engineering...

6/16/2016

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...

3/7/2016

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...

11/25/2015

Succesful entry into the Chinese market

For the first time, Ensinger presented its construction products insulbar® and Thermix® at Fenestration China in Shanghai (11 – 14 November) to a Chinese specialist audience. It was the culmination of many months of intensive preparation for the...

6/10/2015

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®...

5/22/2015

insulbar® video: welcome to the profile professionals!

A picture can say more than a thousand words. This is why the whole world of insulbar® insulating profiles has been summarized in a new video clip. This entertaining video can be accessed right on the home page or on the insulbar® YouTube channel. It...

2/20/2015

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...

1/29/2015

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...