Crisis Will Seal Sealant Success Says Swift

The energy crisis will ‘significantly fuel’ growth for window and door foam sealant tapes in 2023, according to Andy Swift, sales & operations manager for ISO-Chemie.

He sees the UK market remaining robust over the next 12 months with the need for more effective insulation and sealing solutions of windows and doors becoming a rapid priority in the design, specification, new build housing and wider commercial construction sectors.

Refurbishment of existing housing stock is also expected to support growth in 2023, says Swift, as retrofitting sealing solutions can be a more effective way to achieve greater energy efficient homes rather than building new properties. Indeed, national housing associations such as Broadacres Housing Association and Gateshead Housing have been upgrading their current stock with new door and window installations sealed by foam tapes, he claims.


 “With 25% of the heat leaking from around windows, it will be paramount for all in the construction and building sectors to effectively seal around the window to wall gap.”

– Andy Swift 

Sales & operations manager, ISO-Chemie


“Millions of people will struggle to heat their homes and stay warm but through the use of modern foam sealants to create a thermal and airtight seal around the window, the amount of heat loss around frames is significantly reduced,” continues ISO-Chemie’s Swift. “Retrofitting properties with products such as Winframer, Vario SD and Bloco One becomes a direct focus for property developers and housing associations and is a cost-effective way to insulate existing properties very quickly.

“As they say the greenest home is one already built. It just needs proper retrofit insulation.”


Picture: Energy crisis will fuel growth for foam sealants in 2023, says Andy Swift of ISO-Chemie.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
07th November 2022


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