Fill & Debridge

3 Step Fill & Debridge

3 Step Fill & Debridge

When thermal transfer properties are your concern, our three plants with in-line Azo-brading / Fill & Debridge capability can meet your needs.

Thermal barrier technology by Azon provides a solution that improves thermal performance while strengthening the structural and long-term durability of the fenestration unit.

How the pour and debridge process works:

Step 1 – Design

An aluminum window profile is designed and extruded with a strategically placed channel to encapsulate the Azon insulating polymer. The channel surface is conditioned using the *patented Azon Azo-Brader™ by abrading the profile to mechanically lock the polyurethane polymer with the finished surface of the aluminum profile.

*U.S. Patent 5-577 951

Step 2 – Pour

Employing the Azon Fillameter™ equipped with the Azon Tornado III™ dynamic mixer, two-component polyurethane is dispensed as a liquid into the thermal barrier channel. Within minutes, the thermal core solidifies into a very strong, structural polymer.

Step 3 – Debridge

The extrusion is transported to the Azon Bridgemill™ for the third step in the process-removal of the metal bridge from the bottom of the channel to produce a true, non-metal-to-metal structural thermal barrier. The pour and debridge method is suitable for withstanding the most demanding climates and conditions with higher performance in impact resistance, shear strength and heat distortion than alternative methods.