The move means that in many cases, improved insulation can now be gained from the same thickness of insulation used previously. Alternatively, required U-values can now be achieved from a thinner insulation layer than previously.
The new values apply to Recticel’s recently launched Eurothane GP board for floor, roof and timber frame wall applications, as well as its Eurowall cavity and Eurodeck boards.
“Recent legislation changes mean that both domestic and public buildings must now have significantly better insulation performance characteristics than previously,” comments Recticel’s Sales and Marketing Director, Chris Hall. “Our new values mean that the thickness of insulation can normally be reduced which will certainly help the industry achieve their target U-values using less insulation.”
The new lambda values also bring an environmental benefit. Less raw material is now being used to create Recticel’s reliable, high performing insulation products and the use of thinner insulation layers is resulting in less on-site waste being created.
“We set the standards for our manufacturing processes extremely high and that allows us to create this type of improvement in product performance while maintaining the high quality standards that our customers expect from the Recticel name,” adds Chris.
“Along with our ongoing programme of research and product development it also enables us to introduce new products, such as our recently launched Eurothane GP board, which are a direct response to the needs of our customers. However Eurothane GP is just the start and we have a number of other new products due to be launched over the coming months which will give our customers one of the widest ranges of high quality insulation products to choose from.”