Annual Review 2019
REAL PERFORMANCE = REAL BENEFITS
Our Knauf Insulation Experience Centers provide specialist knowledge to maximise the performance of our solutions.
At Knauf Insulation, we manufacture solutions that provide energy-savings and contribute to fire safety and acoustic performance in buildings. However, to ensure customers enjoy these benefits to the full, it is vital that they are installed in a way that maximises their performance.
Our new Knauf Insulation Experience Center (KIEXC) at Visé in Belgium opened in 2019 and has been designed to provide this specialist insight while showcasing how our solutions can contribute to sustainable building best practice. Building on the success of our first KIEXC at Škofja Loka in Slovenia, here are five important ways our new 500m2 Visé center is making a difference to performance.
1. REAL LIFE SCENARIOS
The center features a wide range of full-scale building scenarios including a pitched roof, ventilated façade, wall cavities, and reconstructions of a loft and internal partitions. Each scenario showcases our solutions and reveals how to install them for maximum performance.
2. LOOK THROUGH WALLS
For each building element of each scenario we have installed the Knauf Insulation solution that is most appropriate for maximum performance. Each scenario can also be customised to showcase unique building challenges and the specific solutions we offer. Using cutaway models, transparent panels, Virtual Reality and other technology, visitors can ‘see through walls’ to understand exactly how optimal performance is achieved in each application.
3. TRANSFERRING EXPERTISE
We provide state-of-the-art training for installers transferring valuable certified skills to enable them to carry out their work more effectively, offer customers more specialist insight and provide the full benefits of our solutions. Europe is facing a shortage of skilled labour and we need to change this.
4. WANT TO LEARN MORE?
At the heart of Knauf Insulation is a desire to future-proof the built environment. That is why our centers’ doors are always open to anyone who wants to learn how to create low carbon, energy efficient buildings that are comfortable and healthy. And that includes anyone who works with us. We always make sure that new colleagues experience the center for themselves to understand how Knauf Insulation is creating the solutions we need to meet the challenges facing our world and developing new ways to make a difference.
5. SUPAFIL MAX FRAME ADVANTAGE
Modular building companies can visit our center to experience how SUPAFIL® MAX Frame lightweight blowing wool can benefit their business. Up to 60 to 80m3 per day of SUPAFIL MAX Frame insulation can be injection-installed which means one or two bales can be processed every hour to achieve excellent thermal performance of 0.034W/mK. SUPAFIL MAX Frame is certified to Eurofins Gold Standard for Indoor Air Comfort, offers good acoustic performance and has an A1 incombustible reaction to fire.