Skip to main content


Showing posts from August, 2014


Kingspan, a manufacturer of sustainable products for the construction industry, has acquired the building insulation division of Pactiv in an $82m (€61.2m) deal. The County Cavan-headquartered company will fund the deal from its existing cash resources. Of the $82m sum, $72m will be paid in cash on completion, while the remaining $10m will be made up of working capital. Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said: "This investment represents a new and exciting frontier for our insulation business in North America, giving us particular exposure to the residential sector. "It is a tremendous opportunity for Kingspan to build upon the growing success of our existing Insulated Panel business throughout the region, and at a time when North America's focus on energy efficiency and security is at an all-time high." Pactiv's building insulation division produces a range of products which it supplies throughout the US from its manufacturing base in Virgin

Kingspan Tarec® launches Kooltherm® Firesleeve

Limiting the spread of smoke and fire is a key consideration for any building owner, and to ensure maximum protection, Kingspan Tarec ® has now unveiled the Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® FireSleeve, a slim solution which expands to several times its normal size in the event of fire, helping to seal service penetrations and can reinstate the original fire rating of a building element. The Kooltherm® FireSleeve comprises an intumescent layer inside a stainless steel facing and is sealed at both ends with compressible rings. When exposed to high levels of heat, the intumescent swells and forms a hard char which closes any gaps between the pipework and the penetration edge. The product achieves a 2 hour fire integrity rating to BS EN 1366 and is particularly suited for use on fire rated constructions where inadequately sealed building service penetrations can act as a channel for smoke and flames. To allow a straightforward installation, the 205mm Kooltherm® FireSleeve features a secu


The Awards recognise the leading external wall insulation projects undertaken by INCA members in the UK over the past year. The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) 2014 Awards recognise the leading external wall insulation (EWI) projects undertaken by INCA members in the UK over the past year. Members have been voting for those projects they believe to demonstrate innovation and excellence. The results are in and ROCKWOOL are pleased to announce that four of their REDArt™ EWI projects have been shortlisted in the following categories: Domestic Refurbishment – High Rise •         Austin House – in partnership with ECL Contracts (System:EcoRock®) •         Wyndford Estate – in partnership with ECL Contracts (System: EcoRock®) Domestic Refurbishment – Low Rise •         Bourneville Estate – in partnership with Joyner Group (System: REDArt™ Silicone) •         Cadder Estate – in partnership with ECL Contracts (System: EcoRock®) An independent judging panel o