Product and market
Polyurethane (PU) insulation covers both PUR and PIR products and is one of the most effective insulation materials commonly available today. It is lightweight, easy to handle and install, and its low thermal conductivity means that a much thinner layer than most other insulation materials is needed to get the same level of energy efficiency. It is also extremely versatile and can be used just about anywhere.
PU insulation has a high compressive strength, is unaffected by air infiltration and is resistant to the passage of moisture. All of these attributes make it an extremely durable material that retains its thermal properties over time.
Where can it be used?
From pipes to panels, floors to roofs, PU insulation provides excellent thermal performance and durability. It is used in every kind of building, old or new, including houses, schools, hospitals, factories, warehouses, shops, offices, public buildings and stadia.
As well as meeting the high demands of new build applications, PU insulation takes up less space and weighs less than many other commonly used insulation materials, so is particularly well suited to retrofit projects where space or weight may be an issue.
How can it be used?
Because it is so versatile, PU insulation is commonly used in a number of different ways:
- Insulation boards and blocks
- Spray insulation
- Composite panels
- Pipe insulation
From small builders to major developers, PU insulation is widely used across Europe, but there is still room for a better understanding of the many benefits PU insulation can bring.
More information on the benefits of polyurethane insulation is available at our product website www.excellence-in-insulation.eu.