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Building regulations: Thermal insulation more important than ever

Building regulations: Thermal insulation more important than ever

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. 

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Pentane Study: Tenary blends offer benefits to PU and PIR industry

Pentane Study: Tenary blends offer benefits to PU and PIR 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.

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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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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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