Polyurethane insulation’s role in the development of sustainable housing solutions was clear at the Ecobuild exhibition and conference in London. Jane Denny reports.
The exhibition at East London’s ExCel convention centre featured several hundred stands and the importance of PU to improving energy efficiency in construction was not understated.
Show sponsor Kingspan exhibited at the show, alongside Recticel and Celotex, and a number of smaller industry players who used the event to promote the latest company developments and outline the USP of their particular insulation panels.
Danny Kearney, Xtratherm’s technical and marketing manager, said the Navan, Ireland-headquartered had worked with the Concrete Block Association to show how its products could combat property heat loss thermal bridging issues. “We were the first company in the UK to develop a BRE-approved thermal bridging modelling in the UK,” he told UTECH-polyurethane.com
In a section of the site dedicated to associations serving the sustainable construction industry, a team of apprentice builders from an Essex, uk-based college were demonstrating how to put together a house with locally-sourced construction materials that will create a property with a U-Value of 0.18 (w/m2k).
The Precast Flooring Federation – an affiliate of the Mineral Products Association –was also promoting a…