Dec. 6, 2012
Deceuninck North America
, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, was recently chosen to receive a 2012 Green Award from
Door & Window Manufacturer/Shelter Magazine
. The company was one of four winners selected by the magazine's editors based on the company's commitment to green products and principles. Deceuninck's INNERGY Rigid Thermal Reinforcements and its recycling program are highlighted in the magazine's December issue.
"At Deceuninck, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability, which is one of the driving principles of the company," said
, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America. "By developing innovative products that help increase energy efficiency, and offering products that are GreenCircle Certified by utilizing recycled material through our closed-loop process, we are constantly getting closer to our objective of helping to build a sustainable home. We are proud to be recognized by our industry colleagues with this award."
Developed as a better-performing alternative to aluminum reinforcements for PVC windows and door profiles, INNERGY is considered to be the next generation of thermal reinforcements. It offers the same strength and durability of aluminum, but with unprecedented levels of thermal performance. INNERGY is the result of a collaboration with polyurethane resin manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience LLC as part of an exclusive agreement. The collaboration brought together Bayer's expertise in custom polyurethane resin system development and Deceuninck's long experience in design and manufacturing.
Deceuninck's partnership with JP Industrial (JPI), a GreenCircle certified company, provides a comprehensive recycling program for its customers. JPI collects end cuts and other scraps from Deceuninck's fabricators and provides the recycled content to Deceuninck so that the company can reintroduce it into the manufacturing process.