St Augustin, Germany -- Germany is starting to follow the UK trend of insulating prefabricated houses with polyurethane sandwich elements, according to PU machinery maker Hennecke GmbH.
In a 20 June press release, Hennecke said the construction industry in the UK has realised the energy-efficient benefits of PU insulation for about five years and that Germany is now starting to follow.
The company is keen to show the German construction industry that it already has the technology and machinery available for a switch to PU insulation, citing a number of contracts that it has with UK-based companies such as Scotframe Ltd.
Scottish timber frame house company Scotframe makes panels using Hennecke technology, the German company said. AutoRIM, a systems integration specialist makes presses for discontinuous production of PU sandwich panels, has installed a line that includes a Hennecke wet-end into operation in Scotframe.
In the press release, Hennecke cited a number of reasons why PU insulation is useful. The company said the panels are simple and fast to install, and provides effective, airtight insulation to help reduce CO2 emissions and rising energy costs.