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Kingspan Tarec® to sponsor Young Engineers' Awards

Derbyshire-based insulation specialist Kingspan Tarec® Industrial Insulation has signed up as a major sponsor of this year's CIBSE Young Engineers' Awards (YEA).



Kingspan Tarec® joins Daikin UK and Ruskin Air Management as sponsors of this prestigious awards scheme, which concludes with live presentations and prize giving at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in London on October 9.

Kingspan Tarec® are a market leading manufacturer of premium performance pipe insulation products and systems which are used in building services, process and petrochemical, LNG and refrigeration applications.

Marketing manager Claire Rigg told CIBSE Journal that supporting the development of young building services engineers was a 'clear business priority' for the company.

'I think specialist companies like ours will have a greater role to play in the future as engineers grapple with a new set of challenges,' said Rigg. 'The demand for more sustainable designs and…

Rockwool Group's Expansion into Turkey

The Turkish construction market is moving full steam ahead, making the ROCKWOOL Group turn its eyes towards the country that connects the east to the west.


When you are living in a country that fluctuates between extremely hot summers and freezing winters, there are massive demands on the insulation of buildings. This makes the ROCKWOOL Group and Turkey a perfect match – even though insulation may not be the very first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Turkey. High energy taxes and government mandates are a positive influence on the demand for insulating materials in this country with a population of more than 70 million. There are several centres where growth is particularly strong, in particular around the metropolis of both Istanbul and Ankara, as well as the coastal tourist areas towards the south.

“The Turkish insulation market is today valued in excess of DKK 3 billion and growing move right now in order to position ourselves in relation to our competitors,” says Thom…

ROCKWOOL CEO COMMENT: SPRING IS IN THE AIR

CEO Eelco van Heel comments on the current status of the ROCKWOOL Group as presented in the shareholder magazine 'ROCKWOOL Newsletter' June 2014.



First quarter of 2014 showed satisfactory performance improvement compared to same period last year on top as well as bottom line. We do recall 1st quarter 2013 to be a period when Europe was covered in ice and snow – explaining part of the progress. But Europe is waking up economically and it finally starts feeling there is spring in the air!

It seems that the European consumer slowly but gradually is regaining confidence in the economy. This consumer confidence is a major corner stone for further economic growth – also in the construction industry. But the picture varies a lot. Good development in markets like the UK, Germany and Poland. Strong recovery in Southern Europe – especially Spain. And hesitant development in Scandinavia, France and the Netherlands.

The political situation in and around Ukraine continues to be worrisome. …

K-FLEX at the FIFA World Cup™ BRAZIL 2014

Through Polipex, a long term Brazilian partner, K-FLEX provided elastomeric foam insulation to five of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ stadiums - Maracanã Stadium, Corinthians Arena, Pantanal Arena, Atlético Paranaense Arena and Beira Rio Stadium -, besides the FIFA’s International Broadcast Center, the Galeão International Airport at Rio de Janeiro and also the Manaus International Airport, the competition host city located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
FIFA’s International Broadcast Center
Hosted in Rio de Janeiro, inside the premises of Rio Centro complex, the International Broadcast Center (IBC) of the FIFA World Cup™ Brazil 2014 will be one of the most advanced in the world during that competition in Brazil. The space, assigned to radio and television broadcasting of the event, is considered a vital component, which defines the connection between the FIFA World Cup™ and the rest of the world, ensuring that people around the world have the best and most updated coverage o…

THE ROCKWOOL GROUP STARTS PRODUCTION AT THE FIRST FACTORY IN THE UNITED STATES

The ROCKWOOL Group – the world's leading producer of stone wool insulation - is now more firmly established in the Unites States than ever. This week the company officially begins production on its first manufacturing facility in the country. The newly built facility will ensure that the insulation group can meet the increasing demand for stone wool products in one of the world’s largest markets for insulation materials.

Over the last twelve months, on a site of 40 hectares of land in Marshall County in Mississippi, the ROCKWOOL Group has been working intensely on completing its first manufacturing facility in the United States. The first sod was cut for this state-of-the-art building on 8 May 2013, and this week the stone wool insulation manufacturer began production at the 56,000 square metres facility, which is expected to employ a staff of 150, and deliver more than 100,000 tons of stone wool insulation to the North American market annually.
”The new factory will enable us to…