Thermal Improvement Services

The main function of a thermal break system is to separate an aluminum profile into two parts to reduce thermal conductivity in a window. The two ways of doing this are by using poured polyurethane or polyamide insulating strips.

Aluminum is a highly thermal conductive material that will rapidly transfer exterior climatic temperature unless something is done to stop the thermal conduction. A thermal barrier system will improve thermal performance while maintaining the structural and long-term durability of the fenestration unit.

When considering structural longevity, wind loads in high rise buildings and in curtain wall applications, composite materials that perform both efficiently and structurally are demanded. Thermal barriers are true structural insulators that maintain an extremely high shear modulus for windloads.

Thermal Pour and Debridge

Thermal Pour and Debridge

Polyurethane’s pour and debridge systems are formulated for these exacting applications. Azon thermal pour and debridge offers tremendous performance, protecting against temperatures of -100C (-148F). Extreme cold, nor hot temperatures, will transfer through an aluminum frame with pour and debridge thermal barrier.

Thermal Strut involves two separate extrusions and joins them through the use of engineered structural plastic strut. Both the inside and outside aluminum profiles are extruded independently with a cavity that will ultimately receive the strut.

Thermal Strut Process

Thermal Strut Process

With Technoform thermal strut, products can be manufactured with two-tone finishes; because interior and exterior components can be coated before assembly. Architects and designers can choose to apply the interior and exterior finishes that best match their cost, performance and design requirements.

Thermal Strut offers increased energy savings with varying thermal separation widths.

A thermal barrier system will improve thermal performance while maintaining the structural and long-term durability of the fenestration unit. Customers that choose Linetec, can rely on our thermal barrier service to ensure optimal performance of the thermal barrier.

For additional information on thermal improvement services visit Linetec’s website.

Linetec Packaging and Shipping Options

Linetec offers custom packaging with many different options. Material is protective wrapped to the customer’s specifications; from boxing and master bundling to individually packaging material into crates.

Some examples include:

Packaging-cartCustomer Carts and Cradles

Carts and cradles are utilized for Linetec trucking. Foam interweave is used between painted extrusions, with sticks separating the layers of both paint and anodize material.




Packaging-customer_crateCustomer Supplied Crate

 For strength and sturdiness, the crate should be built with 2X4’s verses 1X4’s. When parts are replaced after finishing, the material within each crate is packaged securely. Foam spacers are used to prevent finished panels from sliding inside crate.


masterbundleMaster Bundle

A master-bundle consists of lineal extrusions that are interweaved with poly- film and nested together in small bundles (normally one to five pieces depending on weight). Dependant on shape, extrusions maybe sent through our robo-packaging machine, then block and steel banded. One label will identify the contents in the entire bundle.


For additioanal packaging options and suggestions, visit Linetec’s packaging web page