Brussels -- Europe’s Green Week, an annual conference on environment policy organised by the European Commission formed the backdrop for ISOPA to promote the sustainable credentials of polyurethane.
ISOPA, the trade association for producers of diisocyanates and polyols exhibited at the event and gave a presentation charting the materials’ holistic story.
ISOPA president Frank Grunert told delegates: “Roughly 40% of all energy consumed is just to heat and cool buildings.
"Particularly with existing buildings, efficient insulation is often the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to reduce energy consumption, conserve natural resources and advance the protection of the climate.”
The organisation’s secretary general Jorg Palmersheim said: “Polyurethanes are today already contributing to the implementation of the circular economy concept.
“Polyurethanes make important contributions to the conservation of non-renewable resources. They hold the potential to save a lot of energy over their service lives and therefore must be assessed accordingly with respect to sustainability,” he added.