Brussels - Sustainability using polyurethanes was the focus of a stand at Green Week 2009, 23-26 June, in Brussels. The European Commission event gave ISOPA, the European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Trade Association, a chance to tell EU policy makers about the multiple benefits of polyurethanes.
At the same time, the stand's message underlined how polyurethanes can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, said an ISOPA statement, following the event.
This was especially significant when Stavros Dimas, Environment Commissioner and Karl Falkenberg, Director General of the European Commission's DG Environment, visited the stand. ISOPA secretary general Wolfram Frank was able to explain to the EU representatives how polyurethanes help fight climate change, specifically how wider use of PU insulation in buildings would help the EU meet its climate-change targets.
Frank told Dimas and Falkenberg that the amount of energy used to produce sufficient polyurethane insulation for a single house is saved in just one year thanks to the insulation provided.
"Green Week provided the perfect opportunity for ISOPA to underline to European policy makers the beneficial characteristics of polyurethanes. As an affordable, efficient and long-lasting product, polyurethanes have an important role to play in creating a sustainable Europe," said Frank, in the ISOPA statement.
PIC: Wolfram Frank of ISOPA (r) explains PU's insulation benefits to Stavros Dimas during Green Week.