Thermal insulation materials made of rigid polyurethane foam (PUR)


Rigid polyurethane foam (PUR) is one of the most efficient,high performance insulation material, enabling very effective energy savings with minimal occupation of space.

Better insulation in buildings is a significant contributor towards the implementation of the Kyoto protocol and will also bring additional benefits:

• energy savings, resulting in lower energy bills both for individuals and for countries. This will help to improve competitiveness of Europe as a whole

• protection of the environment: more stringent insulation regulations can cut European CO2 emissions by 5 % (60 % of the present European Kyoto target)

• a positive impact on job creation

• a boost to the European economy

This report describes the properties and manufacture of rigidpolyurethane foam (PUR), one of the most effectiveinsulants.

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