Popesti, Romania — Italian insulating products manufacturer Isopan has increased its sandwich panel production capacity with a new line here, the firm said.
The company, headquartered in Trevenzuolo, Verona, is raising capacity at the Bucharest plant by 50% through the expansion of its range of polyurethane and mineral wool metal-clad sandwich panels.
Isopan invested in Romania in response to growing demand for fire reactive and resistant insulating panels. The result will be faster feedback to market demands and a consequent reduction in order delivery times, the company said.
‘The new investment reflects confidence in Isopan products used in various sectors of the construction market. With this we want to grow and strengthen our leading position,’ explained Isopan Est’s CEO, Toni Pera.
Earlier this year, Isopan, which claims to be the world’s second biggest maker of metal insulated sandwich panels for buildings, introduced Leaf technology, which it said gives more efficient panels with improved production characteristics.
Leaf technology was developed along with Dow Polyurethanes, and permits the reduction of CO2 emissions and non-halogenated flame retardants, the company said.
Lower thermal conductivity allows the creation of thinner and lighter coatings, and Leaf manufactured panels achieved the highest sandwich panel Euroclas B-sld0 fire resistance standards, according to Isopan.