The European interest group CEFEP now has a homepage of its own. This is mainly directed towards expert planners, architects, political decision-makers, dealers and installers. It offers an informative industry portal that gives manufacturer-neutral information on the performance range and the applications of technical insulation materials made of flexible elastomeric and polyethylene foams (FEF/PEF). Visitors to the website www.cefep.eu will also find useful information on CEFEP itself, its structures and members as well as the common mission and shared objectives of the latter. These aims include the concentration of expert knowledge and competences as well as the long-term development of uniform product standards. Further details on the issuing of declarations of performance, on CE marking and on the relevant EU directives complete the website’s content profile.
CEFEP continues to expand cooperation
CEFEP operates under the umbrella of the European quality assurance association for rigid foam (GSH, Güteschutzgemeinschaft Hartschaum). It was founded in 2012 and brings together all leading European manufacturers of technical insulation materials made of FEF and PEF. Its members include the companies Aeroflex, Armacell, Kaimann, L’Isolante K-flex, NMC, Steinbacher Dämmstoffe, Thermaflex and Union Foam. “The start of the website is another visible sign of how successful our cooperation is. Here we show what our products can do and how they are applied. We also use the website to demonstrate the advantages of our materials compared with other insulation material products,” explains Georg Eleftheriadis, chairman of the board of the GSH and chairman of the CEFEP. In this way, the members plan to position their high-quality technical insulation solutions in the market in an even better way than before. Joint requirements for quality awards and specific processing standards could follow in the long term. “Quality and transparency are two important criteria by which we want our success in the manufacture and marketing of our products to be measured,” says Eleftheriadis, summing up.
The first flexible foamed plastics went onto the US market more than 65 years ago. Since then, these products have proved their worth in practical use. The optimization of their thermal and acoustic insulation performance means that they are used in a wide range of areas today. Especially with regard to the improvement of energy efficiency, for example in buildings and in systems engineering, technical insulation materials are now playing an increasingly important role on the European market.
Since 2012, the leading European manufacturers of technical insulation materials made of synthetic foams have been working together in one association – CEFEP.
As experts for FEF and PEF insulation materials, they offer users reliable guidance when selecting products and represent their sector in significant European bodies and at national level. As the mouthpiece of the sector, they communicate Europe-wide and manufacturer-neutrally. The association includes the eight companies Aeroflex, Armacell, Kaimann, L'Isolante K-Flex, NMC, Steinbacher Dämmstoffe, Thermaflex and Union Foam.
The members of CEFEP meet regularly to plan joint activities. Thus, the association will also be intensifying its PR activities in future. These will be based on its website,