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    Interview: Speyer site is heart of Cyclopentane production

    Interview: Speyer site is heart of Cyclopentane production

    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.

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    Important blowing agents for insulation materials: Pentanes and their quality characteristics

    Important blowing agents for insulation materials: Pentanes and their quality characteristics

    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.

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    Interview with Speyer plant manager: Site with a promising future

    Interview with Speyer plant manager: Site with a promising future

    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.

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    Tailor-made Pentane blends from Haltermann Carless

    Tailor-made Pentane blends from Haltermann Carless

    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.

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    How Pentanes revolutionise thermal insulation

    How Pentanes revolutionise thermal insulation

    Energy efficiency and thermal insulation have become an integral part of our everyday thoughts and decisions. Whether we are re-insulating a building, insulating pipes or buying refrigerators, we are considering savings on our energy costs and thus reducing CO2 emissions. Manufacturers of insulation for the building or refrigerator industry have recognised their responsibility and are doing their part to protect the climate. However, high-quality raw materials - such as Pentanes, without which good insulation is not possible at all - are crucial for optimal insulation performance.

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    70th Anniversary of Styropor® – Haltermann Carless congratulates BASF

    70th Anniversary of Styropor® – Haltermann Carless congratulates BASF

    An anniversary like this is not celebrated every year. While many plastics influence our lives on a daily basis, only very few manage to become truly iconic. Polystyrene in its foamed form, Styropor®, has accomplished this. 70 years ago, the first patent on foamed Polystyrene was granted. The brand name Styropor® became immortal and Styropor® became a synonym for a whole class of products. Haltermann Carless would like to congratulate BASF on this very special anniversary!

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    Which Pentanes are suitable for the production of insulating materials?

    Which Pentanes are suitable for the production of insulating materials?

    Polyurethane or polystyrene insulation boards can be foamed using various processes. Which process is used is primarily a matter of ecological and economic considerations. Pentanes are the foaming agent of choice. Their high performance and sustainability are particularly convincing. In this blog article, find out which products are currently used in the insulation industry and what increasing role Pentanes are playing in the production of insulation materials.

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    Haltermann Carless Pentane: Tailor-made and ecologically beneficial

    Haltermann Carless Pentane: Tailor-made and ecologically beneficial

    The insulation industry plays a crucial role in energy transition. More efficient insulation for refrigerators and freezers or even pipe insulation contribute to achieving our climate goals. Particular emphasis, however, is placed on building insulation. Improving energy efficiency in buildings is therefore crucial in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal. Find out here why this will only work with high-quality Pentanes and reliable suppliers.

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    Where is Pentane used? Overview of the different applications

    Where is Pentane used? Overview of the different applications

    Pentanes are mainly known as blowing agents for insulation materials. But they can do even more: the three isomers n-Pentane, iso-Pentane and Cyclopentane can each show their advantages in a wide variety of applications, either on their own or as a blend. In this article you can read about the differences between the three Pentane isomers and the applications in which they have proven to be particularly useful.

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    From styrene to polystyrene to the production of Styropor®

    From styrene to polystyrene to the production of Styropor®

    Polystyrene is a plastic polymer that is used in many areas of everyday life: be it for yogurt containers, packaging materials, toy bricks or for insulation purposes in building and construction. Probably the best-known use, however, is foamed polystyrene, also known as Styropor®. We have taken a closer look at this special material and answer questions about the production, properties, use and recycling of polystyrene in this article.

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