Building insulation is playing an increasingly important role in reducing CO2 emissions and achieving European climate protection goals. Comprehensive insulation is nowadays mandatory in many countries for new buildings. Retrofitting in existing buildings, especially those that are historic, on the other hand, poses many challenges and requires good planning and the right material. Find out here how polyurethane (PU) foam panels and the blowing agent Cyclopentane can contribute to the solution.
Building insulation is far better than its reputation. In addition to energy-saving measures and a new, efficient heating system, façade, ceiling and roof insulation is an important component in saving energy in buildings and thus in reducing greenhouse gases. Rigid polystyrene foam makes an important contribution to this. Read more about the importance of building insulation and why Pentanes from Haltermann Carless play a crucial role in this.
In the context of the European Green Deal, the topic of energy efficiency and building insulation is of growing importance. Legal regulations such as the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) regulates energy savings around new and existing buildings. Thermal insulation plays a particular role, along with other factors. Read how climate protection can be best addressed in the building industry.
Pentane blowing agents are widely used in the insulation industry. Since the performance and properties of Polyurethane (PU) and Polyisocyanurate (PIR) foams can vary considerably - depending on the isomer used - Haltermann Carless has conducted a study to take a closer look at the behaviour of blends consisting of the three isomers n-Pentane, iso-Pentane and Cyclopentane. The results of these tenary blends look promising and might offer additional benefits to the insulation industry.
Cyclopentane is an indispensable raw material for insulation materials in the construction industry. As a blowing agent in Polyurethane insulation boards, it is responsible for the insulation performance and contributes directly to the saving of heating costs and to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Of all the Pentanes, Cyclopentane has a particularly high insulating performance.
Pentanes are indispensable in high-performance insulation materials. This important base material acts as a blowing agent in insulations and ensures that Polyurethane systems foam up and can thus develop their full performance. But what characterises this valuable material? What quality features should you look for and what supplier performance should you expect? The following article provides an overview.
Haltermann Carless' production site in Speyer has a long history and a promising future. This is due to its strategically favourable location in the heart of Europe, a strong product portfolio, permanent investments in modern technologies and committed employees. The manufacturing plant, which has been in operation since July 1965, has constantly advanced and embraced future trends. At the time of its foundation, modern technologies such as valve bottoms or air-cooled condensation were used and a biological wastewater treatment plant was put into operation. Now the production site is again taking important steps towards the future: for more sustainability and clear customer added value.
In many industrial applications today, it is important to minimise the danger posed to people and the environment during the production of goods. This includes safety regulations as well as materials that are inherently classified as less problematic. Haltermann Carless markets a range of Middle Distillates under the product name Pilot®. The product comes in varying boiling ranges and aromatic contents and are easy and versatile to use. In this article you can read why low aromatic base oils are so important for industrial applications.
Insulations in the construction or cooling industry are important - for higher energy efficiency and thus for more cost savings and an improved climate balance. To achieve this, insulations with particularly good insulating properties are needed. Pentanes as blowing agents in insulating foams contribute significantly to improving the energy performance according to the guidelines of the European "Green Deal". In the following article, you will learn which other factors are decisive and how Haltermann Carless makes your insulation boards and thus an insulation even more efficient.
Sealing joints and gaps is one of man's oldest craft activities. Today, silicone sealants are among the first choice and are indispensable in the construction industry and for DIY enthusiasts - whether for windows and doors, in the bathroom or the kitchen. This important material convinces with many special properties. Our Pilot® extender oils play an important role in this. You can find out exactly which ones in our article.