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Intus finishes: Any chemists or PVC film experts out there?

Brian Knight | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

About to get quotes for 2 jobs on Intus vinyl windows. Never heard of this technology and its pretty amazing how dark they are offering for some of their exterior color selections in vinyl. I will recommend staying on the lighter side to be safer but does anyone have any opinions on this film technology and color choices that Intus is using?

Click on “colors” for description of the film technology.

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  1. jackofalltrades777 | | #1

    Intus uses a high-tech proprietary German engineered laminate that is infused into the PVC at the factory. Not only does the "u" PVC have UV inhibitors in the PVC itself but they can install the RENOLIT EXOFOL FX over the uPVC at the factory which consists of 3 layers. The top layer consists of a polyvinylidene fluoride film, the second is transparent polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and the base layer is a solid colour PMMA. The base layer contains Solar Shield Technology (SST), to further decrease heat build-up of the film and the laminated components, including radiation damage. The three-layered structure of the film retains any color nearly without change throughout the service life, even when subjected to intense UV exposure.

    In high-elevation or intense UV areas, I would still recommend staying with a lighter color. Darker colors will tend to absorb more heat. The same applies for wall color and roof colors. Lighter colors tend to not get as hot as darker colors.

    Here is the link to the German company that makes it: RENOLIT EXOFOL

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