ISO-CHEMIE, one of Europe’s leading foam sealant suppliers, has become a member of industry trade body the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).

The move opens up access to a range of support services for ISO-CHEMIE. In turn ISO-CHEMIE, which supplies high performance self-adhesive tapes and foils for use by installers to quickly and easily seal window and door units against the elements will be able to assist with matters such as additions to BS8213 4-2016, which confirms the use of expanding foam tapes as a material suited to seal and energy rate the gap around the frame.

This includes ISO-BLOCO ONE, which provides up to 70% cost savings when used instead of an alternative three component systems, enabling windows to be quickly sealed from inside the building. Using this product avoids the need to use time consuming and costly external access systems like scaffolding and ladders and provides above average resistance to driving rain with more than 1,000 Pa (hurricane force). Also available among other specialist products are the ISO-BLOCO 600, the ISO-CONNECT Vario range of self-adhesive foils and fleeces and ISO-TOP Flex Adhesive XP for bonding and sealing to masonry and joint/corner sealing.

Peter Thompson, UK general manager for ISO-CHEMIE, said GGF membership will add further value to the technical expertise the firm is able to provide to installers on standards and the value of foams as an effective alternative to silicone sealants.

He said: “Joining the Federation is a further boost to our growth and expansion plans in the UK market place, opening up access to significant development opportunities. We look forward to working even closer with window manufacturers and installers as well as others through GGF membership. We’ll also be participating in the many networking opportunities available together with involvement in changing and up-grading standards.”

ISO-CHEMIE is one of Europe’s main producers of impregnated foam sealants, specialising in the manufacturer of foam products from polyethylene (EPE), polypropylene (EPP) and polyurethane (PUR) using the latest production techniques. The company’s UK technical and distribution operation is based in the North East of England, supported by a dedicated logistics service to ensure customer orders are completed as quickly and efficiently as possible (usually next-day delivery).

Photocaption: Brian Smith (left), director of home improvement at the Glass and Glazing Federation welcomes ISO-CHEMIE, represented by Peter Thompson (centre) and Andrew Swift, as new member