How to improve HVAC energy efficiency with Expanded foam technical parts

Companies are always looking for cost-friendly materials that they can use to make the technical parts of the HVAC sector without affecting the energy efficiency of their products. Among the best materials for the job are EPP and EPS.

EPP and EPS are low-cost materials that also ensure the part made does not lose energy efficiency. Instead, the materials might even improve it and achieve better results.

In the sections below, we explain to you why this material might be the solution you have been looking for for your HVAC efficiency.


What are EPP and EPS and which are their properties?


EPP is an expanded foam plastic material. Owing to its acoustic insulation properties, lightweight nature, and flexibility, EPP enhances the performance while reducing the costs of manufacturing equipment in the HVAC sector. 

Just like EPS, expanded polypropylene (EPP) refers to the type of foam used for insulation of essential elements in HVAC systems due to exceptional features like outstanding and thermal insulation, airtightness, lightweight, and water tightness, and chemical resistance. These elements may range from ventilation system duct and pipe insulation, water heater insulation, as well as pump insulation. 

EPP and EPS have taken over global attention as materials of choice for HVAC energy efficiency owing to their unique insulation properties that make them suitable for Energy saving HVAC systems.


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Efficiency and process optimization

EPP and EPS work well to minimize energy loss from your HVAC systems. EPP foam has exceptional insulation properties that altogether reduce heat loss while maintaining the optimal temperature for your HVAC system’s functionality.

By optimizing the functionality of your HVAC system, heat loss is kept at a minimum, hence driving your energy costs down altogether.


Freedom design and aesthetic aspect

EPP and EPS present a wide array of design freedom and application. The material can be used in insulating diverse elements for solar heating, refrigeration systems, ventilation systems, as well as air conditioning systems.

The EPP and EPS material is highly elastic, light, strong, and comes with attractive aesthetic finishes making it an ideal thermal insulator even for HVAC components that are mounted. It does not ruin the aesthetic appeal of your home walls, flooring, or ceiling.


Comfort and acoustic performance

Once the efficiency of your HVAC system has been taken care of, comfort sets in. The more optimized for energy efficiency your HVAC system is, the more resources you can save, not to mention the reduced environmental impact emanating from these systems.

In simple terms, a high Energy-saving HVAC system performs at its optimal, guaranteeing you comfort without worrying about high energy costs.

Additionally, EPP material has acoustic absorption, is water and chemical resistant, thus ensuring the uninterrupted performance of HVAC systems.


Where can we apply EPP and EPS?


EPP and EPS are both expanded plastic foams and come in handy in the packaging as well as the HVAC industries because they are light, durable, flexible, and less costly to manufacture.

EPS being a great insulator finds its application in making food and beverage containers, coolers, and in insulating buildings. It also highly impacts resistance and thus good for making cycle helmets and infant car seats.

Similarly, EPP is used in returnable packaging material, making safety gear, as well as in insulation. EPP tends to be more heat resistant, elastic, and less brittle making it ideal for manufacturing car bumpers that need to withstand multiple impacts. It is also widely used for insulating HVAC systems.


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Benefits of Expanded foam: not losing energy and efficiency in HVAC


HVAC efficiency is largely attributed to the following benefits of using energy-saving HVAC solutions:

EPS is made to last with dry and stationary air within its closed pores. This lone quality makes it an exceptional thermal insulation solution.

Owing to its insulation capabilities, it reduces a building’s energy consumption by great proportions, making it an ideal solution for winter and summer. It significantly cuts down heating costs in winter as well as cooling costs in summer.

Because its closed pores consist mostly of air, EPS material is relatively lightweight. This particular attribute makes it easy to lift, move around, and mount. It hardly affects the weight of the building.

With such attributes embedded in HVAC technical parts, attaining HVAC efficiency becomes increasingly possible.


At Knauf Appliances we provide the best EPS and EPP solutions for the HVAC sector


Knauf appliances solutions in expanded foams for the HVAC industry are exceptionally broad. We provide wide-ranging solutions that are all geared towards promoting HVAC energy efficiency in all your HVAC installations.

We are professionals in plastic molding and injection. We design and manufacture EPS and EPP. Our vast expertise in the expanded foam molding industry offers our global customers a unique blend of quality and affordability by application of modern plastic molding technologies.

Our EPS and EPP solutions cater for:

  • The efficiency of your HVAC system
  • Process optimization of your HVAC system
  • Freedom in designing your HVAC parts
  • Comfort when handling HVAC parts
  • Aesthetic appeal of your HVAC parts

Contact our team of experts for all your plastic-based solutions to enhance your HVAC efficiency.

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