Leverkusen, Germany -- ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany has joined Bayer MaterialScience's EcoCommercial Building (ECB) Program. This programme's partner network offers the construction industry a comprehensive range of services and material solutions for building sustainable public and commercial buildings.
Bayer MaterialScience says that ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe´s membership in the ECB Program intensifies the two group's collaboration over sandwich panels for efficient heat insulation.
ThyssenKrupp has expertise in using steel-faced sandwich panels to insulate warehouses, cold-storage facilities and more, which is complemented by Bayer MaterialScience's polyurethane raw materials that give a rigid foam core with very good insulating properties, said a 17 Jan statement from BMS.
"We want to become more established in the market with our solutions for the construction industry. To do so, we will be relying more in the future on long-term relationships with existing business partners and customers," said Thomas Polonyi, head of the construction elements business at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, in BMS's 17 Jan statement.
ThyssenKrupp will work with the other ECB members "to develop and implement innovations for sustainable buildings," Polonyi added.
Custom-prefabricated panels from ThyssenKrupp, with steel facings and a PU rigid foam core, are suitable for walls, facades, ceilings and roofs. Apart from their load-bearing function, the sandwich panels fulfil the strict requirements imposed on sustainable and user-friendly structures, such as outstanding heat insulation, sound insulation, fire protection and optimum space utilisation, said the statement.
Also, innovative products, such as ThyssenKrupp's Hoesch Matrix facade system can be used for sophisticated architectural facade designs, which support cost-effective building solutions thanks to its comparatively easy assembly.
"The requirements for building materials used in commercial and industrial buildings are very stringent. Alliances between manufacturers ... create synergies that give building decision-makers easy access to sensibly combined, cost-efficient material innovations," said Frank Grunert, BMS head of polyurethanes marketing for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, in the statement.