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  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO CHEMIE’S Peter Thompson retires
    ISO CHEMIE’S Peter Thompson retires
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Peter Thompson, a leading figure in the UK window and door sealants sector for more than two decades, is calling time on his career to pursue new activities. Currently general manager UK for ISO-CHEMIE, Peter will be retiring from his role at the end of June but is already planning the next instalment of his life with several personal projects...
    14 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-BLOCO HYBRATEC: revolutionary hybrid technology
    ISO-BLOCO HYBRATEC: revolutionary hybrid technology
    ISO-CHEMIE
    With ISO-BLOCO HYBRATEC, ISO-Chemie is setting a new benchmark in terms of multi-functional tape 4.0. This innovative hybrid technology combines the high resistance to air and driving rain provided by window connection films with the optimum expansion force and high long-term capacity to absorb movement of pre-compressed PUR soft foam. “ISO-BLOCO...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30: new in-front-of-wall
    ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30: new in-front-of-wall
    ISO-CHEMIE
    The ISO-Chemie family of in front of wall installation system products has a new member. The new ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30 IN FRONT OF WALL INSTALLATION SYSTEM was specially designed for use in fire protection facades. The intumescent components of the new PURATHERM E30 material create an expansion effect when exposed to significant heat...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-Chemie Advice Service - ask the experts
    ISO-Chemie Advice Service - ask the experts
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Our ISO-Chemie Advice Service is made up of highly trained team members who will support you through the process of planning and implementing your construction projects. Take advantage of this service to overcome all the challenges associated with creating a top class building seal. If your site is already at the construction stage and you find...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-CHEMIE in new industry leading partnership launch
    ISO-CHEMIE in new industry leading partnership launch
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam sealant tape company ISO-CHEMIE has linked-up with other industry leaders in a new partnership that will provide a package of benefits for the fenestration sector. The initiative, launched at FIT Show 2019, sees the specialist in window and door-sealing solutions join with profile supplier Kommerling, glass processor St Gobain and several...
    03 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-Chemie buzzing with latest environmental initiative
    ISO-Chemie buzzing with latest environmental initiative
    ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO-Chemie, a leading producer of foam sealant window tapes, has introduced a package of environmental measures with a sting in the tail. The German manufacturer’s initiative has been designed to protect endangered insects, particularly bees, which will revolve around a programme of conservation and biodiversity. An insect hotel and wild flower...
    24 May 2019
  • Cembrit: Cembrit introduces Patina Rough fibre cement cladding
    Cembrit introduces Patina Rough fibre cement cladding
    Cembrit
    Cembrit, the fibre cement building product manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of Patina Rough. This is a new through-coloured cladding board which has a sandblasted surface to give the board an attractive, stone-effect finish. Patina Rough complements the original Patina, with its directional grain surface, to offer architects and...
    01 May 2019
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the new standard for OSB
    SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the new standard for OSB
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the next generation OSB4 panel - launched in April 2019, from innovative timber panel manufacturer, MEDITE SMARTPLY. Created with zero-added formaldehyde, as is standard across the range, SMARTPLY ULTIMA is the strongest, most moisture-resistant OSB4 panel ever produced by the company. Ideal for use in the most demanding...
    29 April 2019
  • Newton Waterproofing: Newton exclusively partners with Hauff-Technik
    Newton exclusively partners with Hauff-Technik
    Newton Waterproofing
    Newton Waterproofing is pleased to announce that it is now the exclusive specialist trade partner for Hauff-Technik in the UK waterproofing industry. Based in Germany, Hauff-Technik is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, engineered solutions and sealing systems for sealing pipe penetrations, service and cable entries through...
    18 April 2019
  • Metsä Wood UK: Metsä pavilion for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
    Metsä pavilion for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
    Metsä Wood UK
    Metsä Group and Business Finland are joining forces in building a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used in Tokyo during the Olympic Games. The pavilion will be built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in the centre of Tokyo, Japan. The Metsä pavilion offers multifunctional facilities which lend themselves to many kinds of events: exhibitions...
    12 April 2019
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY STRONGDECK high-strength OSB4 panel launched
    SMARTPLY STRONGDECK high-strength OSB4 panel launched
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY STRONGDECK is the brand-new high strength, lightweight, high-performance OSB4 panel ideal for mezzanine floors or other high loadbearing applications – available from 2nd April 2019. Make light work of the most demanding structural applications with this 30mm OSB4 panel ideal for use in humid conditions (Service class 2 as defined in...
    01 April 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: New 3D BIM service launched by ISO CHEMIE
    New 3D BIM service launched by ISO CHEMIE
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam tape sealing company ISO CHEMIE has extended the scope of its specialist services with the launch of new 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology. The move will enable architects and designers to integrate high quality scaled digital information around window and door sealing solutions as part of their 3D visualisations and client...
    21 March 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-CHEMIE announces new partnership at FIT show
    ISO-CHEMIE announces new partnership at FIT show
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 with plans for an ‘exciting’ new partnership and displays of high-performance airtightness and energy efficiency solutions for windows and doors. Set to confirm a formal tie-up with three other sector leaders, ISO-CHEMIE’s move will herald a...
    19 March 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO CHEMIE to announce new partnership at FIT show 2019
    ISO CHEMIE to announce new partnership at FIT show 2019
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 on 21-23 May. The company is set to confirm a formal tie-up with three other sector leaders in a move that will provide a complete ‘cradle-to-grave’ service spanning everything to do with fenestration - from window sales through installation...
    22 February 2019
  • Metsä Wood UK: Open Source Wood hackathon competition
    Open Source Wood hackathon competition
    Metsä Wood UK
    Thirty people met at Linnaeus University for a hackathon initiated by Metsä Wood. The challenge was: how could you construct a property at a specific building site using modular wood? The winning project, “Box”, was an innovative but simple solution based on wooden modules and clever connections. The Open Source Wood Hackathon on October 23...
    17 December 2018