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TECHNICAL INSULATION BECOMES AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTION TO INDIA’S ENERGY PROBLEMS

India’s population expects to get a boost in its energy needs through power plants insulated with ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation for technical installations



The energy consumption in India is expected to double by 2019, with demand rapidly outstripping supply and as many as 400 million Indians are still not connected to the grid. The Indian government estimates an investment of US$250 billion is needed to tackle its energy shortages.

To help ramp up its existing capacity, India recently signed an agreement with Russia to construct at least 12 nuclear power plants in the next 20 years. Even so, thermal power plants continue to generate 65% of India’s electricity, with most of them being coal-based; retaining its essential role in India’s energy mix.

ROXUL ROCKWOOL TECHNICAL INSULATION India Private Limited is supporting the energy efficiency requirements of India through the supply of technical insulation materials to four power plants located across country.  The Thermal Powertech Cor…

Kingspan launches online U-value calculator

Kingspan Insulation has announced the launch of its new online U-value calculator - www.uvalue-calculator.co.uk – the first to feature calculations approved under the BBA / TIMSA competency scheme. The free, easy to use tool, requires no registration and is packed with 6,000 calculations for pitched and flat roofs, walls and floors.



Generating a U-value couldn’t be simpler. Just visit the mobile and desktop friendly site and it will walk you through a series of quick questions about your specification. If you get stuck, simply click on the question mark icon and a tooltip box will appear with plain English advice. You can even save your progress at any time by bookmarking the calculation.

When you’re finished, the calculator will instantly provide you with a recommended insulation solution and thickness, along with the resulting U-value. If the thickness of insulation or U-value isn’t quite what you want these can be tweaked until you are happy. By clicking “Email Me This” and filling…

Kingspan Tarec® Provides Premium Finish for Exclusive Apartmentski

Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 375 Kensington High Street is one of the most luxurious apartment complexes in the country. Every detail of the multi-million pound development has been carefully scrutinised to deliver the best possible experience for residents and this includes the specification of Kingspan Tarec®’s next generation Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation System.


The exclusive development from St Edward has been designed by Squire and Partners and was voted 'Best London Home' in the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014. The seven blocks include a range of one to three bedroomed apartments along with a private swimming pool, gym, cinema and 24 hour Harrods concierge service.
Kingspan Tarec®’s Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation System and Kooltherm® Insulated Pipe Support Inserts, were installed on all constant hot water and low temperature hot water services associated with the main Energy Centre. Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation off…

#AIMtoWIN £45k Challenge underway to raise money for Cancer Research UK

The ‪#‎AIMtoWIN‬ £45k Challenge is underway!

The challenge is quite simple, a number of staff from Advanced Insulation Manufacturing Ltd and our sister company Law Distribution will be taking on 3 x £5k and 3 x £10k runs between May and October of this year (more details to follow on these in due course).



We are aiming to raise £45,000 for Cancer Research UK - its an ambitious target, but we believe we can reach it. We need help though, we need people to donate and help spread the word.

We have set up a JustGiving page to raise funds, which you can visit at:

https://www.justgiving.com/AIMtoWIN

If you would like to text a donation, please text the code ATOW99 to 70070 together with the amount you would like to donate (£1, £2, £5 or £10). For example text "ATOW99 £5" to 70070.

There will be plenty of photographs from the runs we re taking on, and there will be min-fundraisers along the way too. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

Kingspan Insulation leads sustainability charge

New Sustainability and Responsibility report published

Becoming a true champion of sustainability and responsibility means going beyond grand gestures and continually looking for improvements in every single business process, no matter how big or small. Critically it also means enabling the process of being held to account, by regular, thorough reporting. Kingspan Insulation has blazed a trail with its commitment to this practice for over a decade and it has now gone further than ever before with the publication of its latest Sustainability and Responsibility Report.



To ensure the highest levels of transparency, the report has been conducted to Level B+ of the rigorous Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Framework. This enhanced level of reporting requires additional external assurance to support the document's findings. Both the report and external assurance can be viewed in full on Kingspan Insulation’s website:

http://kingspaninsulation.co.uk/Sustainabilit…

FRENCH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE CHOSES ROCKWOOL INSULATION

New headquarters of the Paris Ministry of Defence, Balard, utilises ROCKWOOL insulation for its fire-safe properties.


The Project, nicknamed 'Balardgone' in reference to the United States Pentagon, was devised in 2007, and with the finished building space set to provide the working environment for over 9,000 people the fire-protective properties of ROCKWOOL Insulation improve safety on-site.

The site will become the new centre of administration for the Ministry of Defence (MOD), with aims to optimise departmental organisation and improve the framework of military and civilian personnel. A hexagonal building design at the core of the project serves to represent this function, with the minister and his cabinet acting at the centre of a multi-faceted operational structure.


ROCKWOOL products have been chosen for the construction of Balard. This unique design comes as a result of the combined efforts of three, well renowned architectural companies: Nicolas Michelin, Jean-Michel Wil…

#InsulationVALUE - Knauf Earthwool Universal Slabs

Ahead of tonights game between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos, AIM is proud to launch our new #InsulationVALUE promotion, in light of the fact tonight is the first time our advertisement will appear on the LED boards along the side of the pitch.
These items are part of our Rugby Super League promotion, and ones we think exemplify our #InsulationVALUE promotion.
Great insulation products, for low prices. Great VALUE.
These slabs are a greater efficiency than standard loft insulation, meaning you can use less. They are ideal for wall and ceiling insulation, or for pitched rooves.
• Versatile multi-purpose product • Provide thermal, acoustic and fire  performance • Suitable for a wide range of applications
Available online from our e-commerce site
Click on the image below to go to a data sheet for this product:

Knauf Earthwool® Universal Slabs, For a wide range of applications
Knauf Insulation mineral wool products with ECOSE® Technology benefit from a formaldehyde-free binder made from rapidl…

Kingspan completes Tarec Pipe Insulation deal

Kingspan on Friday 27th February announced that it is now the sole owner of premium performance pipework insulation manufacturer Kingspan Tarec having completed the purchase of Recticel’s 50% stake in the business.



Kingspan Tarec comprises Kingspan Tarec Industrial Insulation NV (Turnhout, Belgium) and Kingspan Tarec Industrial Insulation Ltd (Glossop, United Kingdom). Formed as a joint venture in 2006, the firm develops and manufactures pipework insulation products for building services, process, petrochemical and refrigeration applications. It realised annual sales figures of circa £25 million in 2014.

The company’s key product, Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation, is the thinnest and most efficient pipework insulation for building service applications, achieving thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m.K. The product is the only dedicated pipe insulation to be awarded the BRE’s highest possible Green Guide Rating of A+ along with an LABC Registered Detail and Warranty. It has also achie…

‘No more deaths and no more risk’

Brussels, February 25, 2015 — Urgent action is needed now to stop the tragedy of out-dated fire safety regulations that claims the lives of thousands every year.


That was the stark message issued today following a high-level meeting between Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), the European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance (EFFUA) and building industry experts, organised by Fire Safe Europe (FSEU).

Top of the agenda was a call to tackle deadly, out-dated and inconsistent building fire safety irregularities across Europe and the need for tough new fire testing standards for construction materials.

“We assume that we are safe in our homes, offices, schools and hospitals but are we?” said Birgitte Messerschmidt, Fire Safety expert and Chair of Fire Safe Europe’s Technical Task Force. “Europe is a deadly patchwork of inconsistent building fire regulations many of which are dangerously outdated.
In Germany the distance to a school fire exit is 10 metres compared to 60 metres in Italy.”1