By Charles Wheat - September 2008 Issue
Isokern is a brand name that is owned by Isokern that is based in Denmark. The company is involved in the manufacturer of heating and venting products such as chimneys, fireplaces, fire boxes, and outdoor fireplaces. The company is unique because of the Icelandic volcanic stone that is used in most of the company's products. The pumice that Isokern uses provides excellent insulation and gives the company's fireplace products a unique look. The company's products are available through an exclusive US reseller called Earthcore Industries, LLC.
The company has a wide variety of fireplace products. Its main product groupings are fireplace systems and chimney systems. The fireplace products include fireplace systems that support wood, natural gas, and liquid propane fuel types. In addition, the company carries a range of fireplace accessories that range from firebicks, dampers, gas logs and mortar. The company is relatively new to the US market, but has been making strong headway in the construction segment. Its unique products will likely also be attractive to consumers.
As far as chimney systems go, the company has several. The main system is the dual module chimney system that has both an inner liner and an external casing. The company also has an "offset block" chimney system that gives the chimney to vent in a direction that is not vertical. The company also has a range of chimney accessories like chimney caps, rain caps, chimney pots, and exhaust fans.
The company's fireplace systems are modular systems with masonry made from volcanic pumice. These systems are designed to be installed quickly, often within a day. The pumice that composes the masonry is better able to reflect heat and has higher insulation value. This is obviously quite desirable in fireplace applications.
Isokern, through its exclusive us distributor Earthcore Industries, is working to sign up distributors to sell Isokern products. The company has a sales force in most areas of the country and appears to be targeting builders and larger retailers in the construction and home improvement industries. The company does not yet have an extensive networks of retailers and fireplace professionals, but they are quickly working on getting coverage in most areas. The products that Isokern makes do need to be installed by a professional to ensure safety and effectiveness.
Isokern: Web contains brand details, history, and product specifications. Contact: Earthcore Industries, L.L.C., 6899 Phillips Industrial Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Tel: 904-363-3417