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Innovative Component Packaging Solutions: EPS and EPP Materials

Assembly lines put together different components from various suppliers to create a final product, be it a car, a refrigerator or an air conditioner. These industrial ‘Frankensteins’ lead to thousands of journeys for components every day with two fundamental expectations: that they arrive on time and in perfect condition.  Furthermore, in recent years, concerns about

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confort at home

The versatile insulation solution: uses and benefits of expanding foam insulation

  We all want to feel at home. This means achieving adequate thermal comfort and maximum soundproofing for noise from mechanical equipment that allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature. Insulating foams are our greatest allies in achieving this. But we are not the only ones to benefit. The energy and environmental impact of an

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Sustainable Development Goals: How we are contributing to achieving them

In 2015 the member countries of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This document encompasses a framework of actions for peace and prosperity condensed in its  17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moving towards the 2030 Agenda is as ambitious as it is complex. It requires a delicate balance between social, climate

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Greetings season

Dear customers, dear partners, 2022 has been as challenging as ever. We want to thank you for the trust you place in us day after day. Collaborating with you on many different projects is the source of our daily motivation! Inspired by our new vision and mission, we are looking forward to a great new year

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plastic recycling

Plastic recycling in industrial environments

The implementation of plastic recycling in industrial environments represents a guarantee that companies are making their best to minimize their environmental impact. With plastic being a non-biodegradable material, it has gained a bad reputation as plastic recycling techniques weren’t adopted.  However, with growing new sensibilities towards sustainability, the application of plastic recycling schemes is growing

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Lightening of technical parts

The lightening of technical parts stands out today as one of the main strategies companies are using to optimize their designs. Explained briefly, the term lightweight refers to the reduction of component weight in a product, which translates into a reduction of the overall design. From better equipment performance to improved sustainability, reducing the weight

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HVAC foam insulation installation

Reap the benefits of HVAC foam insulation through these trends

HVAC foam insulation consists of a highly efficient method to improve these systems’ performance and sustainability. The many benefits of applying expanded polypropylene foam have caused the rise in the number of this material’s applications in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC) industry. What exactly is EPP foam and how can it be applied

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EU Ecodesign Directive: some compliance tips for the HVAC sector

The HVAC sector is experiencing a series of important transformations today, as the Ecodesign Directive and other norms are implemented.  The need for more sustainable industries and products that minimize their environmental impact has crystallized in different new regulations in recent years. The Ecodesign Directive in particular aims at the heart of productive processes, as

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thermally efficient

Thermally efficient HVAC systems: Tips to achieve them

Achieving thermally efficient HVAC systems has a decisive influence on these structures’ economic costs and sustainability. As a consequence, all strategies leading to increased efficiency in ventilation units, heat pumps, duct thermal insulation and other HVAC equipment present important benefits for owners, operators and society at large. How can manufacturers provide thermally efficient HVAC systems?

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expanded polypropylene

Expanded polypropylene: industrial uses and sustainability

From industrial pieces to commercial objects and packaging, expanded polypropylene is the silent hero behind a number of commonplace items found across the globe. A closed-cell bead foam material produced from polypropylene, expanded polypropylene has conquered many industries and markets because of its extraordinary properties: it is lightweight, provides outstanding thermal and acoustic insulation as

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sustainable HVAC systems

Tips to create sustainable HVAC systems

The hunt for sustainable HVAC systems comes at a time when governments, citizens and manufacturers alike have seen the undeniable benefits of striving for efficiency in these structures.  This search can take different shapes, from using more efficient equipment (including geothermal heat pumps and gas furnaces), to refining processes, such as employing low-GWP refrigerants. The

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reduce packaging and increase suatainability

Reduce packaging waste using expanded foam

The current imperative for applying eco-consciousness into economical processes has seen companies look for new and improved ways to reduce packaging and, as a consequence, reduce packaging waste.  From our decades-long experience with packaging design, at Knauf, we take a look at current packaging optimization options using an eco-design perspective that helps companies advance towards

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bio based packaging

Biobased packaging trends in 2022

Biobased packaging was born as a response to new consumer and governmental demands for sustainable packaging options.  As the packaging industry moves towards minimizing its impact on the environment, new bio-based plastic packaging solutions emerge continuously providing increasingly efficient possibilities for protection and sustainability. Want to learn about the main biobased packaging trends today and

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