Tag Archive for 'thermal insulation'

Replacing insulating petrochemical spray foams with wood foams

March 14th, 2014 by Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research

Fraunhofer scientists are developing environmentally benign insulation foam made from sustainably sourced wood that could replace insulation foam made from petrochemical plastics. Climate protection is now a mandatory consideration for building contractors in Germany. In October 2013 the German federal government tightened up its Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) by decreeing that in future properties will […]

Vacuum insulation panels will make it easier to retrofit buildings for improved energy efficiency

December 10th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Insulation panels that are both thin and effective are expensive. At present these high-end products are built into energy-saving refrigerators. Innovative components and production techniques are now set to sink the costs – so that private home-builders can also benefit from the new technology. In Germany, the rising cost of heating has sparked a renovation […]