Insulation industry news from Global Insulation
India: NBCC India has signed a deal with Poland’s Bolix to use its external thermal insulation and composite systems (ETICS) solutions technology. The state-owned construction company intends to use ETICS technology in its on-going and upcoming projects in both India and overseas, according to the Press Trust of India. Initially, the company will import the building materials and technology but Bolix is also considering building a plant in India.
India: Jindal Mectec will inaugurate its new US$11m polyurethane foam (PUF) panel plant on 5 April 2016. The plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh will have a production capacity of 1.8Mm2. State chief minister Shivraj Singh will officially inaugurate the site.
"The new plant set up with a capital outlay of US$11m is built on a 10-acre plot. It is based on the latest European technology to manufacture insulated PUF panels for the refrigerated and industrial buildings segment, using an ozone friendly process," said Jindal Mectec Chairman Pawan Jindal.
The new plant is intended to meet the needs of industrial customers in central and western India. The plant will employ 150 people when fully operational.
India: BASF has unveiled its largest construction chemicals plant in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. This is BASF's fifth construction chemicals plant in the country.
With its state-of-the-art technology and its strategic location close to regional growth centres, the plant will enable BASF to respond in a timely fashion to customers' needs in the southern part of India and to support them with high-performance solutions in the highly-competitive market.
"With the new plant at Nellore, BASF offers a comprehensive range of solutions to help construct buildings that are more energy-efficient, durable and require fewer resources for maintenance," said Ralf Spettmann, president of construction chemicals at BASF.
India: A new Rockwool insulation plant has been opened up in Dahej, Gujarat. The company claims that the material it produces will have the ability to save 1Bnt/yr of CO2 if applied.
Frank Jacobs, Managing Director-Rockwool Technical Insulation, said, "If the insulation materials produced in our new facility in India are not installed, a forest with almost the size of the state of Gujarat would need to be planted to compensate for the resulting CO2 emissions. Effective insulation of technical installations-such as hot pipes, boilers and tanks-can save literally millions of tonnes of CO2, helping to protect the environment, whilst at the same time saving operators millions of rupees."
India/Denmark: Rockwool International, the world's largest producer of rockwool-based insulation products has opened a new plant in Gujarat province in India. The facility's main task is to supply the India's rapidly growing industrial sector as well as some of India's neighbours with high-tech insulation products for technical installations such as heating pipes, boilers and tanks. The second priority, building insulation, is still at an early stage but the company wants to help India reduce the amount of energy it consumes via air conditioning units.