Manufacturers of insulation materials for construction or cooling units have high demands on the product qualities of their raw materials. After all, insulation materials have to perform at the highest level over the long term. Physical blowing agents such as Pentanes play a particularly important role in this. Without them, the insulating material, for example made of polyurethane foam, cannot fully develop its effect. Find out which quality features are important for physical blowing agents.
The use of sustainable raw materials has long been an important part of the chemical industry's production processes and strategic efforts to make a contribution to Greenhouse Gas reduction and enhanced climate protection. The mass balance approach is a major and important step in driving the transition to alternative raw materials and the achievement of a full circular economy. But what exactly does mass balance mean and how does it contribute to a more sustainable product? The following article provides an overview.
Haltermann Carless introduced a group-wide Sustainability Strategy in 2022. Offering customers alternative solutions builds on the companies' commitment in the strategy to drive portfolio change and bring GHG reductions in the supply chain. The mass balance approach is now another important building block that Haltermann Carless is implementing in order to be able to offer GHG reduced Pentane. How exactly this works, how challenges were solved and what added value customers can expect are explained in an interview by René Tessmann, Senior Vice President Business Unit Industrial and Chris Hutchinson, Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Sustainability.
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.
For pharmaceuticals to retain their effectiveness, there are a number of regulations governing their handling, but especially their proper transport and storage. In addition to safety and hygiene regulations, the obligation to cool a whole range of medicines and other important products for health care is of great importance. Refrigerators and refrigeration logistics play an important role in the pharmaceutical industry. Efficient insulation and high-quality raw materials such as Cyclopentane are a key component for safe cooling performance. Read more.
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.
The possibility of refrigeration is an achievement for the preservation of food and thus for greater variety. However, refrigeration units or cold storage facilities are criticised for their continuous operation in terms of climate protection. Find out here how modern refrigeration systems can nevertheless be energy-efficient and make a threefold contribution to sustainability.
Even if we don't notice it – the feedstock Cyclopentane is part of our everyday life and also contributes to climate protection. It is the key to effective insulation in the refrigeration and construction industries. In the context of the European Green Deal and increasing promotion of energy efficiency measures, building insulation makes a significant contribution to climate protection. Insulation material manufacturers are recognising the increased demand and have a high requirement for Cyclopentane, a much sought-after but so far scarce raw material. Haltermann Carless understands the market requirements and offers solutions by investing in modern technology. Learn more.
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.
Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants have become important pillars of the energy transition. They offer the opportunity to generate electricity and heat even if the temperature of the available heat source is too low for the operation of a turbine driven by steam. Organic process media are the solution. Read here to find out what they are and what quality is convincing.