Brussels - An ISOPA and PU Europe-sponsored exhibition stand will be representing the European polyurethanes industry at the Bright Green Expo in Copenhagen, 12-13 Dec 2009.
The PU exhibit will highlight the critical role of insulation in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate the environmental and economic performance of polyurethane insulation products for low-energy buildings, a 9 Dec ISOPA statement said. The stand will also showcase some of the other environmental benefits of polyurethanes such as its energy efficient use in refrigerators, the statement added.
"We wanted to be in Copenhagen at Bright Green to show our ongoing commitment to engaging with policymakers and to contribute to the climate debate," said Wolfram Frank, secretary general of ISOPA. "There are still many who don't realise that building insulation offers the largest CO2 savings potential of all energy efficiency improvement measures."
Oliver Loebel, secretary of PU Europe, emphasised the need to create awareness around effective solutions that can be introduced now. "Our goal is to make little-known facts well know; for instance, that insulating buildings to optimal standards could reduce global CO2 emission by 20 percent," he commented.
Taking place parallel to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15), the Expo gives participants the opportunity to present solutions and technologies developed by different sectors to tackle climate change.
ISOPA is the European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Trade Association, while PU Europe (formerly BING) represents RIGID foam producers, raw material suppliers and component manufacturers across Europe. (RD)